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.

BAM Richard B. Fisher Building

BAM Richard B. Fisher Building 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.

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