AT&T Street Charge Solar Charging Stations Arrive At City Beaches Just In Time
For Fourth Of July Fun
Beaches in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island Among New Locations
Where New Yorkers Can Charge Phones for Free
NEW YORK, July 1, 2014
NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Beach goers across New York City will
no longer have to worry about dying phones or tablets raining on their Fourth
of July fun! As part of AT&T's Street Charge initiative, six beaches and eight
parks are the latest locations to offer free solar-powered mobile charging
stations throughout the summer.
Orchard Beach AT&T Street Charge
Visitors to Coney Island and Brighton Beach in Brooklyn; South Beach and
Midland Beach in Staten Island; Orchard Beach in the Bronx; and Rockaway Beach
in Queens will be able to enjoy uninterrupted summer fun with a fully-charged
phone battery throughout the day. Every location has multiple charging
stations, each capable of charging six devices at a time.
In addition to the beaches, selected in partnership with the New York City
Department of Parks and Recreation, five AT&T Street Charge stations are now
also available across Central Park for the first time.
"The beaches are the place to be when the weather gets warm and AT&T is
excited to be able to offer even more solar mobile charging stations to
beach-goers throughout the summer," said Marissa Shorenstein, New York State
President, AT&T. "Keeping people connected is our goal and a fully charged
battery will allow any New Yorker to enjoy their summer safely and
"The Street Charge stations have been a great success in many of our parks
throughout the city," said Robert Garafola, NYC Parks Deputy Commissioner.
"With the increasing versatility of mobile devices, park users are eager to
bring their phones, tablets and laptops to parks for leisure and work and to
stay connected to loved ones and friends. New Yorkers and tourists alike are
now able to extend their visits to our parks and beaches citywide while
The AT&T Street Charge stations work day or night, in sun or shade. During the
day, three monocrystaline solar panels collect the sun's energy to charge up
powerful internal batteries. This enables AT&T Street Charge to power up
phones, tablets, and other devices as quickly as a wall—even when the sun
AT&T Street Charge is part of a larger effort by AT&T to keep New Yorkers
connected to the things that matter to them most. It complements AT&T's Wi-Fi
in the Parks initiative, which provides free Wi-Fi to park goers - regardless
of their provider - in more than 25 parks locations across all five boroughs.
Developing sustainable solutions has long been a priority for AT&T. The
company recently issued their annual Sustainability Report, which highlights
AT&T's continuing efforts to engineer innovative answers to help address
environmental and social challenges. In New York alone, the company invested
in more than 100 energy efficiency projects in 2013, resulting in an expected
13.775 million kilowatt hours of annualized energy savings – the equivalent of
removing 821 cars from the road annually.
To find a full list of Street Charge locations, visit
www.att.com/attstreetcharge or follow us on Twitter @ATTNYC #attstreetcharge
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