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October 11, 2005 01:14 PM

Bryant Park - Midtown Manhattan

Day 6

Surfing at Bryant ParkBryant Park; Come for the free Wi-Fi, stay for the urban oasis. As long as it's not raining, which is hardly ever, I'm planning to spend some time here each day, on their free wireless internet network updating this site and generally getting my daily fix.

Google has recently put in a bid to provide free wi-fi to the entire city of San Francisco, and I'd been reading that they'd been experimenting with wi-fi in New York City. I'm guessing Bryant Park is their Area 51. Though it doesn't seem to me to be much of a secret as they've got their name on every brochure and sign posted in the park. In any case, if it's free, I'll take it.

Yesterday I mentioned that I was planning to do a little walking on my own to see the city. When I said a 'little' I'd envisioned a few hours at the most. What I didn't imagine was that I'd walk from 103rd street all the way down to Battery Park, then back up to Times Square (42nd st.) I'm certainly no expert in NYC geography but I'm pretty sure this works out to over 200 city blocks.

Uh oh. Here comes the rain. The trouble with free outdoor wi-fi is that computers don't work well in the rain. I have to go. I apologize if this entry is full of typos and gramatical errors... let it rain, let it rain, let it rain.


jonathan said:

Day 4 was crappy so you had two Day 5's?

October 12, 2005 11:11 AM
Ange said:

You're leaving me hangin' here, Ryan!! I'm dying to know...what happened on days 6, 7 and 8? I need my daily fix.

October 14, 2005 08:47 AM
Pattyh said:

Where and what is Ryan doing now?.... Is New York too much fun, and no time to post ?Maybe it finally stopped raining and you are out and about.. Keep the updates flowing so i dont have to guess.

October 14, 2005 10:19 AM
jonathan said:

Ryan called me to tell me he's giving up. Tossing in the towel if you will. Apparantly there are not longer ways to go.

He's thinking about moving to newmarket. (for christ's sake... post!)

October 14, 2005 10:37 AM
Ryan said:

It's not all 'rainbows and unicorns' down here... The rain is poisoning my soul.... I'll create a post now. Sorry for the delay, I've been trying to wait for a break in the weather to get some free internet access at Bryant Park... But alas, it's not going to happen... EVER.

October 14, 2005 01:54 PM