With wifi, short for wireless fidelity, you can connect to the Internet from just about anywhere in Manhattan. All you need is your laptop or a PDA with wireless access (wifi 802.11b enabled).
There are thousands of wifi hotspots (a hotspot is just a wifi access point, usually for connecting to the Internet) in New York City. Hotspots are found in restaurants, bars, stores, and even public parks.
Some hotspots charge you to go online, but many are free.
Wifi Location Directory -- Find A Free Wifi Hotspot:
Why pay for wifi when you can get it for free? With our wifi location directory, you can find a free wifi hotspot in any neighborhood. Browse free wifi hotspots in Manhattan.
The JiWire HotSpot Directory can also help you find free and pay wireless Internet access all over New York City and beyond. You can search by zip code, location type, or service provider. You can also check out Wifi security tips and other wireless resources.
Ace Bar - 531 East 5th St. between Ave. A and Ave. B, 212-979-8476.
Algonquin Hotel - Free wifi in the lobby area, 59 W 44th St. between Fifth and Sixth Ave., 212-840-6800.
Alt.coffee -- 139 Ave. A between St. Marks and E. 9th St., 212-529-2233.
Apple Store -- 103 Prince St. between Mercer and Green, 212-226-3126. Free Wifi, workshops and demos.
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar -- 205 W 50th St. between Broadway and 7th Ave., 212-262-2400.
Bowery Poetry Club -- 308 Bowery between Houston and Bleecker, 212-614-0505.
Bryant Park - The whole park is a wifi hotspot. From 40th to 42nd Streets between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 212-447-4222.
More free wifi hotspots in New York City Cassava -- 474 6th Ave. at 12th St., 212-255-4805.
The Cellar - 325 East 14th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave., 212-477-7747.
Chelsea Market -- 75 Ninth Ave. at 16th Street, 212-243-6005. Free access throughout the market.
Comfort Inn Midtown - 129 W. 46th St. near Broadway, 212-221-2600.
Courtyard by Marriott - Free wifi in the lounge area. 866 Third Ave. between 52nd and 53rd St., 212-644-1300.
Downtown Alliance provides free wifi access in the following locations:
60 Wall St. Atrium - 60 Wall St. near Exchange Place
Bowling Green Park - State Street and Battery Place.
City Hall Park Between Broadway and Centre St., from Barclay St. to Chambers St.
South Street Seaport - South St. and Fulton St.
Staten Island Ferry Terminal - Whitehall Terminal, South St. near Broad St.
Stone Street - From Broadway to Broad St.
Wall Street Park - Wall St. from South St. to Front St.
Winter Garden World Financial Center atrium
Vietnam Veterans Plaza -- 55 Water St.
DT UT Café -1626 2nd Ave. between 84th and 85th St., 212-327-1327.
Dunkin' Donuts - 166 2nd Ave. between 10th and 11th St., 212-533-4100.
EarthMatters - 177 Ludlow St. between E. Houston and Stanton, 212-475-4180.
Esperanto Café -- 114 MacDougal St. between Bleecker and Minetta Lane, 212-475-5400.
More free wifi hotspots in Manhattan Grounded - 28 Jane St. between West 4th and Greenwich Ave., 212-647-0943.
Herald Square Hotel -- 19 West 31st St. between Broadway and Fifth Ave., 212-279-4017.
Hip Cup Café - 225 Park Row between Pearl St. and Worth St., 212-227-8870.
Hotel Chelsea -- 222 West 23rd St. between 7th and 8th Ave., 212-243-3700.
INI ANI Espresso and Wine Lounge -- 105 Stanton St. near Ludlow, 212-254-9066.
International Food House -- 4073 Broadway @ 172nd Street, 212-740-1616.
James Duane Restaurant -- 185 Duane St. near Greenwich St., 212-925-5558.
La Quinta Hotel - 17 W. 32nd St. near Broadway, 212-736-1600.
Lincoln Center Park -- Near Avery Fisher Hall at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza.
Millenium Hilton - Free wifi in lobby bar and Church & Dey restaurant. 55 Church St., 212-693-2001.
More free wifi hotspots in New York City New York Public Library -- Locations in The Bronx and Manahattan offer "filtered" (you can request that the filter be turned off) access.
Omni Berkshire Place -- 21 East 52nd St. at Madison Ave., 212-753-5800.
Parish & Co Restaurant -- 202 9th Ave. at 23rd St., 212-414-4988.
Portland Square Hotel -- 132 West 47th St. between 6th and 7th Ave., 212-382-0600.
Ramada Inn Eastside - 161 Lexington Ave. at 30th St., 212-545-1800.
Red Roof Inn Manhattan - 6 West 32nd St. at 5th Ave., 212-43-7100.
Saurin Park Cafe -- 301 West 110th Street at Central Park West, 212-222-0683.
Soy Luck Club - 115 Greenwich Ave. between Horatio and Jane, 212-229-9191.
St. Dymphna's -- 118 St. Mark's Place between 1st Ave. and Ave. A, 212-254-6636.
Starwich Salads & Sandwiches - 525 West 42nd St., 212-736-9170.
Sunburst Espresso Bar -- 206 3rd Ave. between 18th and 19th St., 212-674-1702.
Sympathy for the Kettle -- 109 St. Marks Place between 1st Ave. and Ave. A, 212-979-1650.
Super 8 Hotel Times Square - 59 W. 46th St. at 5th Ave., 212-719-2300.
Tea Spot - 127 MacDougal St. at W. 3rd St., 212-505-0969.
Tekserve -- 119 W. 23rd St. between 6th & 7th Ave., 212-929-3645.
Union Square Park -- From 4th Ave to Broadway, between 14th & 17th Sts.
Veniero's Pasticceria & Caffe -- 342 East 11th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave., 212-674-7070.
Zeytuna -- 59 Maiden Lane at William St., 212-483-0117.
Ziggies Café & Coffeehouse -- 1817 2nd Ave. at 94th St., 212-289-0824.