RECOMMENDED: Free Wi-Fi in NYC
Free Wi-Fi in Manhattan
Your essential guide to the best places in the city to get online without spending a cent—from cafes to cultural institutions and stores
Surf the web in a massive glass urban tower while still surrounded by trees and friendly birds flapping around at this public seating space in the lobby of the former IBM building. Open 8 am to 10 pm. 590 Madison Ave at E 57th St.
Museums and cultural institutions
This Fifth Ave spot houses a wealth of photographs, manuscripts, and photographs that trace the history of our city. A visit to the museum is a more fun way to learn about New York than just Googling it, but thanks to the Wi-Fi, you can do both simultaneously.
The wireless access at this legendary streetball landmark comes in handy when you need to run a search to figure which of the guys playing pickup on the court is secretly in the NBA—hey, it’s happened before. W 155th St and 8th Ave.
Restaurants and cafes
This nationwide flatbread sandwich chain has a dozen NYC locations, all of them with free Wi-Fi access.
The coffee at this West Village brewer has earned raves, but leave some space on the long bar next to your mug for your laptop.
Get online at this old school, neighborhood friendly casual lunch spot just north of the City College campus.