AT&T’S Street Charge Hits The Beach (NYC)

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We posted a few weeks back about AT&T and its Solar Mobile聽Charging Units, you can read about that Here & Here, well today AT&T is expanded its solar charging profile to these locations. You will now be able to charge your devices at these locations.

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路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Brighton Beach

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Manhattan Beach

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Hudson River Park

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Rumsey Playfield in Central Park

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Orchard Beach

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This is an on going pilot program to bring solar charging to New Yorkers in all 5 boroughs. I love the fact that AT&T is bringing it of the most visited places in NYC聽during the summer.

Should really help those that love to take pictures , videos or just listen to music at the beach or in the park, great work AT&T.

Check out the full press release below

AT&T STREET CHARGE HITS THE BEACH

Orchard Beach, Coney Island and Rockaway Beach Among Eight New Locations Where New Yorkers Can Enjoy Free Solar Powered Mobile Charging

July 9, 2013 (New York, NY)鈥Solar mobile charging units arrive at some of the City鈥檚 most popular beaches this week, providing New Yorkers additional opportunities to recharge their devices as part of the AT&T Street Charge initiative. Coney Island, Rockaway, Brighton and Manhattan Beaches are among eight new locations citywide to receive solar mobile charging units.

 

AT&T began rolling out the solar-powered units two weeks ago and will place them in 20 different locations across the five boroughs through September. The pilot program is now available at the following locations:

 

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路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Brighton Beach

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Manhattan Beach

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Hudson River Park

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Rumsey Playfield in Central Park

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Orchard Beach

路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Piers 1 and 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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鈥淭he feedback we鈥檝e been getting on AT&T Street Charge has been overwhelmingly positive and we鈥檙e excited to bring these solar mobile charging units to even more locations,鈥 said Marissa Shorenstein, New York State President, AT&T. 鈥淭his initiative is a direct outgrowth of Hurricane Sandy and many of the areas where AT&T will be rolling out this week were impacted dramatically by the storm.鈥

 

“We鈥檝e learned from Hurricane Sandy the importance of being able to stay in communication,鈥 said Kevin Jeffrey, NYC Parks Brooklyn Borough Commissioner. 鈥淚n the aftermath of the storm, AT&T was one of the companies who provided power to keep mobile devicescharged. With the availability of solar-powered charging technology at our beaches this summer, New Yorkers will be able to soak up the sun which willalso help power their devices.鈥

 

鈥淏ravo to AT&T, to the NYC Parks Department, led by Commissioner and proud daughter of Bay Ridge, Veronica White, and NYC Digital, led by Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot, for expanding the 鈥榮ervice鈥 provided by these mobile charging units,鈥 said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. 鈥淏rooklyn鈥檚 beaches have always been fantastic places for New Yorkers to cool off and 鈥榬echarge鈥欌攁nd now, thanks to the AT&T Street Charge initiative, their cell phones will get the same treatment! The solar mobile charging unit project extension to some of the city鈥檚 most popular summer destinations, including Coney Island, Brighton Beach, and Manhattan Beach, will keep these classic spots just as 鈥榩lugged in鈥 as they鈥檝e always been.鈥

鈥淎s one of America鈥檚 greatest tourist destinations, it only makes sense for these sun-powered charging stations to be set up in Coney Island,鈥 said New York City Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. 鈥淭he next time you want to Instagram the view from the Wonder Wheel, battery life is not going to be an issue.鈥

鈥淭he launch of AT&T Street Charge in Coney Island is a testament to the revitalization that has occurred here and throughout all Brooklyn beaches following the devastation that was caused by Superstorm Sandy,鈥 said State Senator Diane Savino. 鈥淭oday鈥檚 announcement is a great way to further exhibit that our beaches are open and ready for visitors who will not have to worry about their phones dying while enjoying all our beaches have to offer, thanks to AT&T. I am excited to be a part of today鈥檚 announcement and look forward to charging my phone on one of AT&T鈥檚 solar powered mobile charging stations!鈥

“The addition of solar-powered mobile charging stations to Coney Island and other beaches and parks across New York will come as a great convenience to people looking tojuice up their phones this summer,” said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. “I can’t think of a better way to charge up your phone than with the help of the sun – especially since you’re already at the beach – so that we can continue to rely on green forms of energy. We need to get out the message that solar energy is both convenient and good for business. These charging stations are a great example of this.聽 I would like to thank AT&T and theirdynamic New York President Marissa Shorenstein for promoting solar technology and ensuring that all New Yorkers continue to have public options when it comes to charging their electronic devices.”

 

 

The units will stay at each location between three and four weeks. Throughout the summer and early fall, New Yorkers will be able to find AT&T Street Charge at additional locations throughout the city including La Tourette Golf Course, the Staten Island Zoo, Clearview Golf Course, the Dumbo Arts Festival and the Brooklyn Book Festival, among other sites.

 

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.聽聽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.

 

Developing sustainable solutions has long been a priority for AT&T. The company works with a variety of partners to engineer innovative answers to help address environmental and social challenges and this year CR Magazine named AT&T the top corporate citizen in America.

 

For a full list of dates and locations of each AT&T Street Charge unit, visit www.att.com/attstreetcharge or follow us on Twitter @ATTNYC #attstreetcharge

 

 

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