One Jackson Square Brings Free High-Speed Internet to Jackson Square Park

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One Jackson Square Brings FREE HIGHSPEED INTERNET to Jackson Square Park

Providing Greenwich Village with Free Public Hotspot

NEW YORK, NY, February 1, 2008 — As of February 1, Jackson Square Park visitors will have the opportunity to share something in common beyond mere geographical proximity in a charming urban oasis. Compliments of One Jackson Square, the neighboring luxury residential condominium being constructed by Hines and RFR, Greenwich Village’s Jackson Square Park will become a New York City “hotspot” with a free high-speed, wireless internet connection.

“Greenwich Village residents have a rich history of appreciating public space as an arena for communication, whether in the form of political activism, artistic performance, or other forms of urban experience,” explained Hines Vice President David Penick. “In the spirit of strengthening the sense of community and neighborhood in and around Jackson Square Park came our desire to sponsor a free, public hotspot.”

But park-goers aren’t the only people who will benefit from the Jackson Square Park Hotspot. Nearby residents, pedestrians and businesses also will be able to tap into its high-speed signal. “It’s a great neighborhood amenity,” explained Penick. “Residents whose homes are adjacent to the park will also benefit from the Wi-Fi Hotspot. It’s really the Jackson Square Park neighborhood that will become a hotspot of activity.”

This arrangement comes courtesy of the developers’ partnership with NYCwireless, a non-profit organization instrumental in turning Bryant Park, Madison Square Park, City Hall Park, Wagner Park in Battery Park City, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Vietnam Veterans Plaza and many others into free public hotspots. The Jackson Square Park Hotspot will be featured on NYCwireless’ listing and map of free New York City hotspots at http://www.nycwireless.net

About NYCwireless

NYCwireless (http://www.nycwireless.net) is a non-profit organization that advocates and enables the growth of free, public wireless Internet access in New York City and surrounding areas. NYCwireless, founded in 2001, is an all-volunteer organization with many active members in the New York metropolitan area, across the United States of America, and around the world. In partnership with city parks organizations, business improvement districts and local non-profit organizations, such as the Bryant Park Restoration Corporation and the Downtown Alliance, NYCwireless has built free, public wireless hotspots at Bryant Park, Union Square Park, City Hall Park, Bowling Green Park, Wall Street Park, the South Street Seaport, the World Financial Center Winter Garden, 60 Wall Street Atrium, Stone Street, Vietnam Veterans Plaza, and Tompkins Square Park. In addition, NYCwireless worked with Community Access to build free wireless networks in three NYCHA-licensed affordable housing residences. NYCwireless also serves as a member of the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee.

About One Jackson Square

Renowned real estate developer Hines, long recognized for exceptional real estate developments around the world, introduces One Jackson Square — 35 provocative loft condominium residences developed in partnership with RFR Holding and designed by visionary architect William Pedersen (KPF). Architecturally inspired by its eclectic neighborhood, One Jackson Square is a distinctive new condominium offering comprehensive amenities with 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom homes for those who want a modern approach to living in the historic West Village. www.onejacksonsquare.com

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