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AT&T extends free Wi-Fi to more of NYC

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 3:05pm
Brian Santo

Free Wi-Fi service, care of AT&T, will soon be available in two more New York City parks and in a segment of another.

The service is being extended to Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park and to the Picnic House in Prospect Park, both in Brooklyn, and to Marcus Garvey Park in Manhattan.

"We want to keep New Yorkers connected wherever they are, and both Prospect Park and Pier 1 are among the city's most popular parks all year round," said Tom DeVito, AT&T's vice president and general manager for New York and New Jersey. "We're excited to be able to enhance the visitor experience at these locations, as well as in Marcus Garvey Park, where thousands will gather this weekend to watch the New York City Marathon."

"Sun, rain or snow, Brooklynites love their parks, and I'm thrilled that AT&T, Mayor Bloomberg, NYC Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Brooklyn Borough Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffery have now connected two of our most popular destinations," said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. "This free Wi-Fi initiative is just one more reason why New York City – and Brooklyn especially – is home to the greatest parks in the world."

Other NYC parks equipped with free AT&T Wi-Fi are:

  • Herbert Von King Park and McCarren Park Field House in Brooklyn
  • Astoria Park in Queens
  • Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan
  • Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island
  • Battery Park (Battery Bosque and Ferry Landing)
  • Rumsey Playfield
  • Areas of Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem
  • Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx.

In addition to New York City parks, AT&T offers Wi-Fi hotspots and hotzones across the city, including Times Square, near Rockefeller Center, near St. Patrick's Cathedral, along Park Avenue and near the Ed Sullivan Theater.

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