Solar Charging Units Soak Up Sun on New York Beaches

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AT&T’s Street Charge initiative will be hitting the City’s most popular beaches, helping New Yorkers stay charged this summer. Solar-powered charging units will give beachgoers a free place to charge their mobile devices. See all eight new locations.

AT&T’s Street Charge initiative will be hitting the City’s most popular beaches, helping New Yorkers stay charged this summer. Coney Island, Rockaway, Brighton and Manhattan Beaches are among eight new locations citywide to receive solar mobile charging units.

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

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:

  • Coney Island
  • Rockaway Beach
  • Brighton Beach
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Hudson River Park
  • Rumsey Playfield in Central Park
  • Orchard Beach
  • Piers 1 and 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Union Square Park
  • Governor’s Island

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