Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in New York City

By: Josh -

May 30, 2013

Are you tired of spending time at your local coffee shop and paying $5 for a cup of Joe just to use their free Wi-Fi?


New York City has teamed up with AT&T to offer free Wi-Fi in a number of parks across the city. When the project is complete, there will be 26 hotspot locations in 20 different NYC parks.


There are other groups such as the Union Square Partnership that offer free Wi-Fi in their park, which are not part of the NYC/AT&T “Wi-Fi in Parks” project.


Below is a list of current and future locations for “Wi-Fi in Parks” as well as some nonprofit sponsored hotspot locations in public spaces around the city. To log on at one of these locations, select the network ATTwifi. No password or anything!


Wi-Fi in Parks – Current Locations



Marcus Garvey Park – Around the amphitheater

Battery Park – At Battery Bosque and the ferry landing

Thomas Jefferson Park – Around the recreation center

Tompkins Square Park – Around the field house

Central Park – Rumsey Playground. From June to early September

Holcombe Rucker Park



Prospect Park – Around the Picnic House

Brooklyn Bridge Park – At Pier 1 (not the store, but the actual pier) Pier 6

McCarren Park – Around the field house

Herbert Von King Park – In the bandshell and amphitheater area

Fort Greene Park



Joyce Kilmer Park – At the north-end playground

Bronx River Park

Devoe Park

Hunts Point Riverside Park



Astoria Park – In the track area

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

MacDonald Park



Clove Lakes Park – Around the ball fields

Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach - South Beach


Wi-Fi in Parks – Future Locations



The High Line

Foley Square



Free Wi-Fi from Outside Groups – Current Locations


LOWER MANHATTAN – Courtesy of The Downtown Alliance
Plaza at 7 World Trade Center
60 Wall Street Atrium
Bowling Green located at Broadway and Beaver Streets
British Memorial Garden
Charlotte’s Place at 109 Greewich Street in partnership with Trinity Church
City Hall Park
The Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street
Peter Minuit Plaza in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal
South Street Seaport in the food court in the Festival Marketplace at Pier 17
Stone Street near Hanover Square
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza between Water and South Streets
Whitehall-Water Street Plaza at Whitehall and Water Streets
Winter Garden in the World Financial Center

UNION SQUARE PARK – Courtesy of the Union Square Partnership
Throughout the park and along surrounding side streets.

BRYANT PARK – Courtesy of the Bryant Park Corporation
Throughout the Park



You can now get wifi access at several subway stations throughout Manhattan. It's still in its very early stages of development so the service is a little spotty, but we'll keep you updated on this one.




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