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Free Wi-Fi in NYC

Your essential guide to the best places in the city to get online without spending a cent—from cafés to cultural institutions and stores


You need to work, you need to email, you need to watch your favorite vlogger—whatever the reason, you need Wi-Fi. Here’s the good news: There are so many awesome places in the city (not Starbucks) where you can connect to free Wi-Fi. From comfortable workspaces to Gotham’s best parks and indie coffee shops, we’ve got you covered; our list will ensure that no matter where you are in the five boroughs, you’ll be able to find a spot to surf without fear of incurring nasty data charges. You might even want to download one of the best apps for New York City while you're there. Ready to roam?