Friday, November 4, 2011

Two More Free Public Wireless Internet Spots for Brooklyn

Posted By on Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Theres free wireless here, and here.
  • There's free wireless here, and here.

Brooklyn is sprouting fountains flowing forth with free wireless internet like... soda fountains in American Anytowns of the 40s and 50s? In any case, following the free wireless service that debuted in DUMBO's various public spaces back in June—a project spearheaded by real estate company Two Trees and the local business improvement district—and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation's first partnership with AT&T to bring wireless to Brooklyn parks McCarren and Herbert Von King last month, the city agency and telecommunications giant's latest public park hotspots are up and running in Prospect Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Down on the waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1 (its northernmost, at the end of Old Fulton Street) is now wired for wireless (?), Brownstoner reports. In Prospect Park the Picnic House now has wireless internet, though exactly how far it reaches outdoors is unclear—or is it only for the wedding parties who've rented out the building?

That makes four Brooklyn parks with Parks Department-maintained free wireless hookups. The city-wide project will see at total of 26 wireless signals set up in 20 parks throughout the five boroughs. In Brooklyn that means an additional signal somewhere else in Brooklyn Bridge Park (pier 6?) and one in Fort Greene Park.

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