AT&T yesterday announced the launch of free AT&T WiFi service at an additional five New York City park locations, including Von King Park in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Now, residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant have access to a large outdoor public space where they can connect with their smartphones, tablets and other WiFi enabled devices for free.
Von King Park is located at the intersections of Greene, Marcy, Lafayette and Tompkins Avenues.
The other parks newly equipped with WiFi service include Astoria Park in Queens, McCarren Park Field House in Brooklyn, Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan and Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island.
The launch is part of a five-year digital initiative with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the City of New York to provide free WiFi at 26 locations in 20 New York City parks across the five boroughs. Other locations are expected to come on line over the next several months.
““The Parks Department is pleased to work with AT&T to bring free WiFi access to parks in all five boroughs of New York City,” said Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe. “Park visitors will now have more options to surf the net while enjoying the great outdoors of New York City’s open spaces.”
In addition to New York City parks, AT&T offers WiFi hotspots and hotzones across the city. New York City Times Square was the site of the very first AT&T WiFi Hot Zone, and AT&T has added hotzones near Rockefeller Center, near St. Patrick’s Cathedral, along Park Avenue and near the Ed Sullivan Theater.