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New York Neighborhood First to Go Wireless

By REUTERSJune 3, 2011, (Reporting by Bernd Debusmann Jr.)


NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - A waterfront area in the New York borough of Brooklyn has become the first city neighborhood to feature free wireless service on streets and in parks and plazas.

DUMBO, short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, already has a reputation for innovative projects. Several formerly abandoned and neglected structures there have been transformed into eco-friendly offices and apartment buildings.

"We are encouraging people to step out of their offices and homes and engage with one another and the neighborhood in new and different ways," said Alexandria Sica, the executive director of the DUMBO Business Improvement District (BIB).

"Creativity can literally flow into the streets. Businesses will be born in Brooklyn Bridge Park."