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City Parks Get New Street Charging Units and 5 More Years of Free Wi-Fi

By Valeria Ricciulli | May 31, 2016 5:54pm
 AT&T and NYC Parks expand their Street Charging Units and Free Wi-Fi citywide.
AT&T and NYC Parks expand their Street Charging Units and Free Wi-Fi citywide.
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NEW YORK CITY — Four NYC parks got new street charging units and public spaces citywide will get free AT&T Wi-Fi for five more years, the Parks Department announced Tuesday. 

Queens' Flushing Meadows Park, Brooklyn's Sunset Park and Prospect Park and The Bronx's Joyce Kilmer Park will get the new solar mobile charging stations.

“This agreement will serve communities throughout the five boroughs, and provide internet access to more New Yorkers than ever – and that can only be a good thing as we move further into the 21st century,” City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said in a statement. 

The Parks Department also renewed an agreement with AT&T to keep providing free Wi-Fi in 27 locations across the city for five more years.

“The renewal of our partnership with AT&T, expanding free Wi-Fi and charging stations to more of our parks this summer and fall, furthers Parks’ commitment to utilizing technology to serve parkgoers city wide,” Parks Department Commissioner Mitchell Silver said in a statement. 

The AT&T street charge units are located citywide at 15 parks and beaches. Free Wi-Fi  is available at the following parks: 


► 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


► Prospect Park Picnic House

► Herbert Von King Park

► McCarren Park Field House

► Brooklyn Bridge Park (Piers 1, 5 and 6)

► Fort Greene Park


 ► Astoria Park

 ► Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Queens Zoo)

 ► MacDonald Park

Staten Island:

► Clove Lakes Park

► Ocean Breeze Park


► Joyce Kilmer Park

► Devoe Park

► Hunts Point Riverside Park