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More Charging Stations, Wi-Fi Hot Spots Coming to NYC Parks



    Free Wi-Fi and charging stations are coming to more New York City parks.

    The city and AT&T announced on Tuesday it was adding Wi-Fi hot spots and solar-powered mobile device charging stations to dozens of parks in all five of the city’s boroughs. The move marks a major expansion of a program to bring Wi-Fi to city parks.

    “Through amenities like Wi-Fi and charging stations in parks, we help increase technological access, while gathering insights into how our visitors engage our green spaces; insights that strengthen our strategic approach to building a better park system for the future,” said New York City Parks commissioner Mitchell J. Silver.

    Since the program was launched, more than 8.6 million users have connected to free Wi-Fi in city parks.

    Solar charging units have been in the city since 2013, when AT&T brought them in the wake of Sandy.

    Below are locations in each borough that will have free Wi-Fi and charging stations.


    Wi-Fi hot spots

    • Marcus Garvey Park
    • Thomas Jefferson Park
    • Tompkins Square Park
    • The Battery (Bosque Area and Ferry Landings)
    • Central Park (Rumsey Playfield, CP Zoo, Mineral Springs and Tavern on the Green)
    • Thomas Paine Park/Foley Square
    • Holcombe Rucker Park
    • The High Line

    Charging Stations

    • Lower Manhattan (Wall Street, Albany Street, Coenties)
    • Union Square Park (17th and Broadway, 15th and Union Square West)
    • Marcus Garvey Park


    Wi-Fi hot spots

    • Prospect Park Picnic House
    • Herbert Von King Park
    • McCarren Park Field House
    • Brooklyn Bridge Park (Piers 1, 5 and 6)
    • Fort Greene Park

    Charging Stations

      • Brooklyn Bridge Park (Carousel and Pier 1)
      • Dumbo Heights Plaza
      • Prospect Park (Lefrak Center and Vanderbilt Playground)
      • Sunset Park
      • Coney Island Boardwalk (Luna Park and Aquarium)


      Wi-Fi hot spots

      • Astoria Park
      • Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Queens Zoo)
      • MacDonald Park

      Charging Stations

      • Flushing Meadows Park (David Dinkins Circle and Ederle Terrace)
      • West Side Tennis Center
      • Rockaway Beach (107th, 97th, 86th Streets)
      • Corona Plaza (Roosevelt and 104th)

      The Bronx

       Wi-Fi hot spots

      • Joyce Kilmer Park
      • Devoe Park
      • Hunts Point Riverside Park

      Charging Stations

      • Joyce Kilmer Park      
      • Orchard Beach Promenade 

      Staten Island

       Wi-Fi hot spots

      • Clove Lakes Park
      • Ocean Breeze Park

      Charging Stations

      • South Beach
      • Midland Beach

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