Surfing the web just got a lot easier in New York City, or at least it will soon. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson have announced a five-year plan to equip 26 locations in 20 NYC parks with free Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi is already up and running in Battery Bosque (a garden in Battery Park), a north-end playground in Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx, and in the recreation center at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem. The remaining 23 locations will have their W-Fi hooked up by the end of the summer.
Bloomberg says it's part of a plan to make New York the leading digital city in America. It recently made headlines by adding Wi-Fi to subways, car services, and hot spots like Times Square. Awesome.