Free Wifi Comes to Harlem Parks

Last year, AT&T and Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched Free Wi-fi service in East Harlem’s Thomas Jefferson Park and central Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, and now Harlem’s Rucker Park has become the latest New York City park with free AT&T Wi-Fi service.

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Last year, AT&T and Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched Free Wi-fi service in East Harlem’s Thomas Jefferson Park and central Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, and now Harlem’s Rucker Park has become the latest New York City park with free AT&T Wi-Fi service.  Rucker Park hosts the legendary basketball tournament each summer, and now thousands of street ball fans will be able to connect to the free Wi-fi service with a smartphone, tablet, or laptop whether or not they are AT&T customers.  Free “Wi-Fi in the Parks” network connections are also available in parks across the five boroughs of New York City.


The additional parks Wi-Fi launch is part of a five-year digital initiative with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the City of New York to provide free Wi-Fi at 26 locations in 20 New York City parks across the five boroughs. Any Wi-Fi enabled smartphone and tablet user can connect to free AT&T Wi-Fi at many other park locations across all five boroughs including:

  • Herbert Von King Park
  • McCarren Park Field House
  • Pier 1 and Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Prospect Park Picnic House
  • Astoria Park
  • Tompkins Square Park
  • Marcus Garvey Park
  • Clove Lakes Park
  • Battery Bosque and Ferry Landing at Battery Park
  • Thomas Jefferson Park
  • Joyce Kilmer Park
  • Mineral Springs, Tavern on the Green, Rumsey Playfield and Central Park Zoo in Central Park
  • Devoe Park
  • Fort Greene Park
  • MacDonald Park
  • Staten Island’s FDR Boardwalk

via Harlem Trends.