New Phone Charging Stations Brought to NYC

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
June 18, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

People can charge their phones at solar-powered charging stations across the city, provided for free by AT & T.

The Street Charge project was inspired by work during Hurricane Sandy, when the company set up mobile charging stations in areas of the city that were left without power.

“We realized charging was the missing ingredient during the day,” Neil Giacobbi, who helps with gifts, sponsorships, and programs in the New York region for AT&T, told Cnet.

Solar company Goal Zero and design firm Pensa collaborated on the project.

“All too often, we hear the dreaded low-battery beep and it happens at the most inconvenient times,” Goal Zero CEO Joe Atkin said in a statement sent to PCMag. “Street Charge will fix that.”

The stations are at the following locations, although not all are operational yet. The ones in italics are confirmed as operational; the others will be brought online between now and the end of summer.


Riverside Park, Pier I

Union Square Park, North Plaza

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park Summerstage

Hudson River Park Pier 59

Randall’s Island


Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1

Fort Greene Park

Coney Island

Metrotech Plaza

The Dumbo Arts Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival


Rockaway Beach

Clearview Golf Course

Socrates Sculpture Park


Orchard Beach

Staten Island:

Governors Island

La Tourette Golf Course

Staten Island Zoo


Governor’s Island

Find out more at AT&T’s website.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.