As part of an ongoing effort to keep New Yorkers connected, AT&T and Mayor Bloomberg’s Administration have unveiled AT&T Street Charge as of today. This pilot initiative provides free solar mobile charging stations in locations across all five boroughs where the public can charge their phones, tablets and other devices. Between now and the end of summer, AT&T will deploy approximately 25 “AT&T Street Charge” solar mobile charging units across the five boroughs. Along with the two solar mobile charging units now live at Fort Greene Park, charging units are also available this week at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier I, Governor’s Island, and Pier 1 at Riverside Park and Union Square Park.
“At NYC Parks, we’re always looking for ways to get New Yorkers and visitors into the great outdoors to relax and re-charge, and this gives it a whole new meaning,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White. “New Yorkers enjoy some of the best parks in the country, and now, thanks to this collaboration with AT&T, Pensa and Goal Zero, they’ll be able to power up their phones for free using solar power.” The solar powered mobile charging stations complement Wi-Fi in the Parks, an ongoing joint initiative between AT&T, the City of New York and the New York Parks Department offering free Wi-Fi access to New Yorkers – regardless of provider. Today marks the launch of two additional Wi-Fi enabled park sites, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 and Foley Square. As of today, 28 New York City parks locations across the five boroughs now have free AT&T Wi-Fi as part of this initiative.
The solar mobile charging units work day or night, in sun or shade. During the day, three monocrystaline solar panels collect the sun’s energy to charge up powerful internal batteries. This enables AT&T Street Charge to power up phones,tablets, and other devices quickly – even when the sun isn’t shining. Mark Prommel, Creative Director of Pensa noted that “We created Street Charge with community and public spaces in mind. It provides an elegant, durable and powerful off the grid charging solution. Our design pays homage to the beauty of clean, renewable solar power with its solar petals extended toward the sun.”
Brooklyn Solar Charging Locations:
· Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier I (available 6/18)
· Fort Greene Park (available 6/18)
· Coney Island
· Metrotech Plaza
You can learn where to find AT&T Street Charge by visitingwww.att.com/attstreetcharge and on Twitter @attnyc #attstreetcharge.