Solar-Powered Charging Stations to Sprout Up in New York City Parks

(AT&T Street Charge)

They’re really going to strike a cord!

Beginning today, twenty-five solar-powered charging stations will be make their debut in New York City parks, beaches and outdoor spaces throughout the five boroughs.

(AT&T Street Charge)
(AT&T Street Charge)

The 12.5-foot structures — a joint venture between the city and AT&T — will be popping up in places such as Union Square Park, Metrotech Plaza and the Rockaways Beach for three to four weeks at a time until October.

Dumbo-based firm Pensa designed the solar-powered stations and the entire project’s estimated cost is between $300,000 and $500,000.

Each station will be able to charge up to six devices — regardless of carrier — including iPhones, Androids, Blackberry and standard USB charging cables.

“Solar mobile charging is a natural next step in AT&T’s efforts to provide innovative services for New Yorkers that empower them to lead more sustainable lives,” said Marissa Shorenstein, New York StatePresident, AT&T.

Can’t wait to juice up? Here’s where you’ll find your quick fix:


(AT&T Street Charge)
(AT&T Street Charge)
  • Riverside Park, Pier I (launches 6/18)
  • Union Square Park, North Plaza  (launches 6/19)
  • Rumsey Playfield, Central Park Summerstage
  • Hudson River Park Pier 59
  • Randall’s Island


  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier I (launches 6/18)
  • Fort Greene Park (launches 6/18)
  • Coney Island
  • Metrotech Plaza
  • The Dumbo Arts Festival
  • The Brooklyn Book Festival


  • Rockaway Beach
  • Clearview Golf Course
  • Socrates Sculpture Park


  • Orchard Beach

Staten Island:

  • Governor’s Island (launches 6/18)
  • La Tourette Golf Course
  • Staten Island Zoo
Solar-Powered Charging Stations to Sprout Up in New York City Parks