Visitors to two of New York’s most famous parks in Brooklyn, Prospect Park Picnic House, and Pier 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park can now be used free of AT & T Wi-Fi, starting today. Wireless internet access is also available in Marcus Garvey Park in Manhattan, where thousands of runners is nearby on Sunday. Launch is part of a five-year digital initiative, which Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and New York City to offer free Wi-Fi in 26 locations in New York City’s 20 parks in all five boroughs. New Yorkers can now stay connected for more than half of the 20 parks.
AT & T announced the launch of the Wi-Fi in some well-known New York City Parks
“We want to keep New Yorkers turned to what they are and both of Prospect Park, and Pier 1 are the most popular parks in the city throughout the year,” said Tom DeVito, AT & T vice president and general manager of New York and New Jersey. “We are thrilled to be able to improve the visitor experience in these places, as well as Marcus Garvey Park, where thousands gather to watch the weekend in New York City Marathon.”
“Sun, rain or snow, Brooklyn love parks and I’m excited that AT & T, Mayor Bloomberg of New York, Adrian Parks & Recreation Commissioner Benepe and Brooklyn Borough Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey is now connected to two of our most popular tourist destinations,” Brooklyn Borough President said Marty Markowitz. “This is a Wi-Fi initiative is just one reason why New York and Brooklyn, in particular, live in the largest park in the world.”
Prospect Park gets 8 million visitors a year, according to New York City Parks Department. Brooklyn Bridge Park, located on the docks of Brooklyn, attracts visitors from throughout the city and the world for its unique landscapes and views of Manhattan, the East River and the Statue of Liberty. Besides the prospect Park Picnic House, Pier 1 and Marcus Garvey Park, New Yorkers can now access free AT & T Wi-Fi in many other parts of the park in the five boroughs, including:
Herbert Von King Park and McCarren Park Field House in Brooklyn
Astoria Park in Queens
Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan
Clove Lakes Park on Staten Island
Battery Park (Battery Bosque and ferry landing)
Areas of Thomas Jefferson Park East Harlem
Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx
AT & T Wi-Fi city parks is free for all users. Most of AT & T smart phones and devices, customers can be automatically and seamlessly switch from AT & T Wi-Fi and wireless networks. Almost all new phones AT & T smart with Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi does not count as customers smartphone plans. ‘ Consumers are increasingly using the AT & T Wi-Fi to multiple devices at the most. New York consumers at 24.5 million AT & T Wi-Fi in the third quarter of 2011 – more than all the connections made during the year 2008.
Also, the New York City parks, AT & T to offer Wi-Fi and hotzones around the city. New York, Times Square was the site for the first AT & T Wi-Fi Hot Zones, and AT & T has added hotzones near Rockefeller Center, near the Cathedral of St. Patrick, as well as Park Avenue and close to Ed Sullivan Theater. AT & T Wi-Fi Hot Zone integrates mobile broadband coverage in areas constantly busy.
AT & T operates the country’s largest Wi-Fi network ** with more than 29,000 AT & T Wi-Fi Hot Spots in popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and distributors, including more than 1250 hotspots in Metropolitan of New York.
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