NYC's Union Square Park Gets Wi-Fi'd
August 18, 2003
A popular hotspot in New York gets even hotter.
The popular Union Square Park is the latest Wi-Fi 'hotspot'
The node was built and is being maintained by wireless networks consulting firm Emenity, which is a spin-off of the non-profit NYC Wireless community group. NYC Wireless was among the pioneers of open wireless "hotspots" in public spaces throughout the New York region.
Union Square Park joins Bryant Park (42nd Street), City Hall Park, Bowling Green Park, Rector Park, Liberty Plaza Park and Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Part as the public Wi-Fi hotspots that can be found in Manhattan.
Earlier this year, The New York City Downtown Alliance launched seven hotspots at locations throughout the city in a bid to make the downtown area attractive to businesses.