The Alliance for Downtown New York will be installing free wireless internet access in parks all over lower Manhattan, the NYTimes reports today.
Starting May 1, you’ll be able to get free bandwidth at City Hall Park, Bowling Green, South Street Seaport, Liberty Plaza, Rector Park, and the Vietnam Veteran’s Plaza. Byrant Park is already “wired.” The paper also reports that someone is providing wireless access in Tompkins Square Park and Madison Square Park — near the Ziff Davis offices, by the way. From the Times:
NYC Wireless has mapped 141 such hot spots in the New York City area, where individuals or companies make their networks available for public use. Another nonprofit organization, the Public Internet Project, mapped more than 13,000 places in Manhattan alone where signals from home or office wireless networks can be detected and used by a computer user.