Sunday in the Park with WiFi
Last June, Mayor Bloomberg and Randall Stephenson, AT&T's CEO, announced a five-year initiative to provide free WiFi in over two dozen NYC park locations. AT&T, not taxpayers, pays for the installation and maintenance.
Since then, WiFi is up and running in the areas listed below (with more to come). We checked several locations and the service—for which no sign-in or password is needed—seems to be working well. At the bottom, we've also included additional park and outdoor public space with free WiFi that's not part of the AT&T initiative.
Battery Park: in the Bosque area
Battery Park: Ferry landing
Central Park: North of Sheep Meadow (around Pain Quotidien)
Central Park: Rumsey Playfield (from June to early September—SummerStage time)
Central Park: Tavern on the Green
Central Park: Zoo
Marcus Garvey Park: Amphitheater
Thomas Jefferson Park
Tompkins Square Park: around the field house
Brooklyn Bridge Park: Pier 1
Brooklyn Bridge Park: Pier 6
Fort Greene Park: around the monument and visitor's center
Herbert Von King Park: Amphitheater
McCarren Park: around the field house
Prospect Park: around the Picnic House
Astoria Park: track & ball fields
Joyce Kilmer Park: north playground
Clove Lakes Park: ball fields
skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious
Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.
thurs-sun thru 6/5: 'this side of paradise': the historic andrew freedman home (which once housed the rich elderly who lost their fortunes) is taken over with site-specific works. 1125 grand concourse (bronx).
fri-sat 8pm: robert wilson and philip glass' einstein on the beach is reinterpreted by five teams of artists chosen by wilson. baryshnikov arts center, $20.
sat: shop, drop, + drink in williamsburg: 50 businesses (in god we trust, life:curated, catbird, momofuku milk bar, more) offer special sales, discounts and giveaways to celebrate the arrival of spring.
sat 8pm: grammy-nominated jazz singer theo bleckmann performs reimaginings of kate bush songs at the highline ballroom, $15 adv, $20 dos
sat: 10am-7pm: tot-tastic! new tater-tot purveyor that tot spot opens outside williamsburg's artists + fleas market: crab spiced with crabby mayo, bacon spiced with bourbon spiked ketchup, more. $4/order or $14/four, $1/extra sauces. 70 n. 7th st.