Free Wi-Fi is coming to NYC in ten commercial districts
Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced new initiatives to improve the city’s wireless infrastructure in all five boroughs.
Tue Oct 1 2013
Photograph: Julieta Cervantes
In one of his last initiatives before leaving office, Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday that New York City is planning to offer free Wi-Fi in ten commercial districts across all five boroughs. The selected 'hoods—which encompass business hubs both established and up-and-coming, cultural centers and mixed-income residential areas—will all be getting public Internet access this December. Officials also announced the launch of WiredNYC, a rating system that will give businesses real information about office buildings' connectivity through a public platform.
The neighborhoods to receive gratis Wi-Fi include Brooklyn's Fulton Street corridor, BAM Cultural District, Brownsville and Downtown Brooklyn; Manhattan's Flatiron District, the Water Street Corridor and the East River waterfront in lower Manhattan, the 125th Street corridor in Harlem and on Roosevelt Island; Queens in Long Island City; the St. George commercial district in Staten Island; and in the Bronx on Fordham Road.