Open-Air Internet: Parks with Free WiFi

Claire Lui

Beautiful weather, the lure of a wide expanse of lawn and endless sunshine is enough to draw out even the most hardened of cubicle dwellers. But spending some time in the great outdoors doesn't have to mean going off-line—a number of lovely parks around New York City feature free WiFi, perfect for an afternoon with your laptop. The list of web-ready parks includes small tucked-away spots as well as larger gardens in centrally located areas, many with spectacular views of the City. In other words, you don't have to unplug while appreciating Mother Nature. Here are locations all around town.

Astoria Park (Astoria, Queens)
The Battery
(Lower Manhattan)
Bowling Green Park (Lower Manhattan)
Brooklyn Bridge Park (Brooklyn Heights)
Bryant Park (Midtown West)
Central Park
City Hall Park (Lower Manhattan)
Clove Lakes Park (Staten Island)
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park (Flushing, Queens)
Fort Greene (Fort Greene, Brooklyn)
Hanover Square (Lower Manhattan)
Herbert Von King Park (Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn)
The High Line (Meatpacking District/Chelsea)
Joyce Kilmer Park (Bronx)
Madison Square Park (Flatiron District)
McCarren Park (Williamsburg)
Thomas Jefferson Park (East Harlem)
Tompkins Square Park (East Village)
Union Square
Washington Market Park (TriBeCa)