Free WiFi Hotspots in NYC

It’s good to know all the places where you can get Free Wi-Fi Access when visiting NYC. Mainly, for those from foreign countries who may not have connection otherwise.

Knowing the Free Wi-Fi Hotspots can be helpful if you need to check information online, lookup an address, upload your cool photo to Instagram or connect with a friend who is also in NYC šŸ˜‰

You can get Free Wi-Fi in/at:

  • Times Square
  • Business and Food Shops
  • NY Subway
  • LinkNYC Kiosks
  • Lower Manhattan
  • NYC Parks
  • Brooklyn
Free Wi-Fi in Times Square

Connect to Visitor Center Free WiFi.

Free Wi-Fi at Business and Food Shops

Logos Apple Macys Starbucks McDonalds Free Wifi in NYC

Popular chain restaurants that offer free Wi-Fi connection:

Food Shops with Free WiFi
  • Starbucks
  • McDonald’s
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Wichcraft
  • Cosi
  • Whole Foods: in their cafes
  • Au Bon Pain
Retailers with Free WiFi
  • Apple Store
  • Macy’s
  • Best Buy
  • Barnes & Noble: in their cafe
  • Michaels
  • Nordstrom
  • Staples
Free Wi-Fi in the Subway

MTA NYC Subway Lines with Free Wifi Hotspots

Connect to TransitWirelessWiFi.

Check out all the active subway stations with free Wi-FiĀ here.

Most subway lines haveĀ free Wi-Fi at the main stations:

  • Fulton St.
  • 14th St – Union Square
  • Herald Square
  • Times Square
  • Grand Central
  • 59th St – Columbus Circle
LinkNYC Kiosks on the Streets

LinkNYC Kiosk Free WiFi - Source-

Whenever you see a LinkNYC kiosk, you’ll get Free Wi-Fi. You can also charge your device with a USB Port and make free phone calls all over the US!

Some locations in which you can find the LinkNYC WiFi kiosks:

They’re adding new stations allĀ over Manhattan, so stay tuned.

How to connect:

  • Select LinkNYC Free WiFi
  • Enter email address
  • Some devices will see the option to connect to LinkNYC Private Network. Click on “Get the Key”.
  • Click on “Install” LinkNYC
  • Super fast and free Wi-Fi every time you’re near a LinkNYC kiosk!
Free Wi-Fi in Lower Manhattan

You can get free Wi-Fi connecting toĀ DwtwnAllianceFreeWiFi in several places of Lower Manhattan.

Click here to know ALL the places of Downtown Manhattan where you can get free Wi-Fi.

Some of theĀ spots are:

  • Plaza 7 World Trade Center
  • Trinity Churchyard
  • Fulton Street Plaza (South Street Seaport)
  • Pier 15
  • Bowling Green: where the Charging Bull is located
  • 28 Liberty Plaza
  • Stone Street
  • Whitehall-Water Street Plaza: plaza in front of Staten Island Ferry
  • The Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
Free Wi-Fi in NYC Parks

Find out which NYC parks offer free Wi-FiĀ here.

The main parks in NYC with free Wi-Fi Hotspots:

Central Park

Connect to attwifiĀ in these locations in Central Park:

  • West Side of Sheep Meadow near Tavern on the Green
  • Near Sheep Meadow Mineral Spring, next to Le Pain Quotidien
  • Near Rumsey Playfield
  • Near Central Park Zoo

Connect to GuestWiFi in these other locations, to get 3 free 10 minute sessions:

  • Where the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) is located on 82nd St. & 5th Ave.
  • Delacorte Theater
  • North Meadow Recreation Center
  • Tennis Center
Bryant Park

Connect to, open your web browser, accept terms of use and start surfing!

If you’re locatedĀ in the park, opposite side of Avenue of the Americas, you’ll find another network with limited connection (3 free 10-minute session):Ā GuestWiFi.

Madison Square Park
  • South side of the park on 23rd St, where the Shake Shack is located: connect to BID.
  • Connect to GuestWiFi to get connection in the entire park for 3 free 1o-minute sessions.
Union Square Park

Connect to: unionsquarewifi. Covering all the park and surrounding sideĀ streets.

The High Line

Connect to attwifi near 23rd St.

Bowling Green Park – Financial District

Where the famous Charging Bull is located.

Connect to BID to get 3 free 10-minute sessions.

Battery Park – Lower Manhattan

Connect to AT&T.

Free Wi-Fi in Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Pier 1 and Pier 6


Hope all this information is helpful to get free Wi-Fi on your trip to NYC!

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Hi there :) I'm Jess and I came to NYC to pursue my dream and I feel I'm living it every day. New York is magical and you have to be open to everything because you never know who is sitting next to you on the subway or behind you in the line of the supermarket. I decided to create this blog about NYC because I realized how many powerful tips would have helped me if I knew them before coming to the city from someone who was living in NY! So I thought that it would be awesome to share with you some tips about New York from a New Yorker. I'm going to keep updating this blog so stay tuned :)