Hey, it's summer already and your forthcoming trip to the Big Apple should be great fun for you and the kids. Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Madam Tussauds, dumplings in Chinatown, hot dog on the streets, Broadway shows, Metropolitan Museum, Times Square and countless other attractions in New York City should keep you busy in New York. Ha ha, you're already high in anticipation of all the fun and frolic. Yeah, I can sense that. But what are you gonna do about your Facebook updates, your Tweets and all those e-mails from friends, family and co-workers? Bet you didn't know that a lot of hotels in NYC charge extra for Internet access ($10-$15 a day). That's daylight robbery, I know. Wouldn't it be fun if you can get free WiFi in New York City so that you can check your e-mail, post quick updates to your Facebook page and let the world know that you're having a blast in sizzling Noo Yawk. Now don't you worry, sweetie. I've got some good news for you.
Free WiFI in New York City
In June 2011, New York City and AT&T came up with a plan to provide free WiFi at several of the city's major parks. The free WiFi plan has been proceeding at a brisk pace and many major NYC parks have already launched free WiFi services. All you need is a WiFi enabled smartphone or tablet. Harlem's Rucker Park recently became the 22nd New York City park location to offer free AT&T Wi-Fi service. Here are some of the NYC park locations with free WiFi: * Herbert Von King Park * McCarren Park Field House * Pier 1 and Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park * Prospect Park Picnic House * Astoria Park * Tompkins Square Park * Marcus Garvey Park * Clove Lakes Park * Battery Bosque and Ferry Landing at Battery Park * Thomas Jefferson Park * Joyce Kilmer Park * Mineral Springs, Tavern on the Green, Rumsey Playfield and Central Park Zoo in Central Park * Devoe Park * Fort Greene Park * MacDonald Park * Staten Island's FDR Boardwalk It seems NYC parks visitors have already made over 2.7 million connections, averaging about 10,000 connections per day, since AT&T and the Bloomberg Administration rolled out the free WiFi program last June. So if you have a WiFi enabled smartphone or tablet and find yourself near one of the above park locations, don't forget to update your Facebook page, type out a tweet or dash off a quick e-mail. All for free, of course.