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Wi-Fi NYC: Where to work outside when you can't bear to stay indoors

You can't be expected to work inside today. It's just too nice out!

With temperatures in the high 70s and the week of rain a distant memory, it's time to grab a laptop and find a park, or at least someplace that's not your desk.

Here's where you can go and still tap tap away. And if your boss won't let you leave your desk, well, read this and weep.

The High Line

One of NYC's newest parks, The High Line
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One of NYC's newest parks, The High Line also boasts some of the best views of the Hudson River and New Jersey. The park runs from 14th Street to 34th Street near Tenth Avenue and there are ample benches and even places to eat and grab coffee (because you will need refueling!). The Wi-Fi is provided by the City Parks Department and the hot spot is at 23rd Street. That's likely where the signal will be strongest.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Another new waterfront park, this one in Brooklyn,
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Another new waterfront park, this one in Brooklyn, also boasts free Wi-Fi. Brooklyn Bridge Park has four hot spots. In the north section of the park in DUMBO, pick up the signal provided by DUMBO Wi-Fi at Main Street and Fulton Ferry Landing. Further south along the waterfront, city sponsored Wi-Fi (in partnership with AT&T) is available at Piers 1 and 6.

Coney Island

The Coney Island Boardwalk in the offseason is
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The Coney Island Boardwalk in the offseason is truly a place to behold. It's quiet, many of the businesses are closed and you can find a bit of solitude by the sea. But did you know there's also Wi-Fi?! The Parks Department and Cablevision (which owns amNewYork) have installed hot spots along the boardwalk in five different places: at the Abe Stark Arena, near 10th, 12th and 15th streets and by the New York Aquarium. Don't forget to swing by Nathan's, which is open year-round and celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

An outdoor cafe

The image may conjure up the idea of
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The image may conjure up the idea of freelancers or artists dreaming big dreams but working out of a coffee shop can be amazing: muffins, sandwiches and bottomless cups of coffee are pretty great. And those with yards and outdoor space are even better. Our favorites include: Outpost Lounge in Clinton Hill (outpostlounge.com), Kave Espresso Bar in Bushwick, pictured, (kavebrooklyn.com), Gossip Coffee in Astoria (gossipcoffee.com) and Caprices by Sophie in Williamsburg (capricesbysophie.com). We also just found out the patio (or 'catio') is now open at the LES cat cafe Koneko (konekonyc.com).

Bryant Park

This midtown park has beautiful surroundings, tons of
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This midtown park has beautiful surroundings, tons of seating, blazing Wi-Fi and lots of yummy places to grab food. Our advice: Pick up a sandwich at the Breads Bakery kiosk, find a chair and thank your lucky stars you're outside (while also working). Interesting to note: Bryant Park has been Wi-Fi enabled since 2002 and can accommodate thousands of users at a time.

By one of these LinkNYC kiosks

These kiosks have been installed all along Third
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These kiosks have been installed all along Third Avenue in Manhattan, with more slated to come online in the coming months. They provide Wi-Fi service and you can even charge your phone. Check the LinkNYC map link.nyc to find a kiosk.

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