Here’s some good news. Harlem is about to get the biggest free public Wi-Fi network in the entire country, spanning a whopping 95 blocks. Soon there won’t be anywhere in the city where you can’t get online. Mayor Mike Bloomberg—clearly on his farewell I promise I made New York better tour—just announced the initiative on Tuesday. The network will stretch from 110th to 138th Streets between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Madison Avenue. It’ll roll out in three phases, the first of which (110th to 120th between Frederick Douglass and Madison) is already in the works and set to be done by the end of the month. Phase two (121st to 126th) is supposed to be done by February 2014, and Phase three (127th to 138th) is looking at a May 2014 end date. Now you can pretty much take your pick of the places in Manhattan where you can get Wi-Fi.
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