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tom philpott Nov 11, 2003 11:44 AM

Are there any cafes, preferably below 14th, with wireless internet access and decent coffee and chow? I've heard rumors that a certain chain from Seattle offers such service--for a price--but i prefer to avoid that route.

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    Tamar G RE: tom philpott Nov 11, 2003 12:57 PM

    This is nowhere near the area you suggested, but I believe that DTUT, on the UES offers free wireless. The last time I was in there (a few months ago) they had a jar on the table asking for dollar donations for the internet. A dollar for a few hours of access seems pretty fair to me.

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      Rachel M. RE: tom philpott Nov 11, 2003 01:06 PM

      Haven't actually tried out the food or coffee, but the Dean&Deluca cafe in the Borders at 100 Broadway (*way* below 14th) does have wireless access, and for free I believe.

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        scrittrice RE: tom philpott Nov 11, 2003 01:15 PM

        I think Chelsea Market has free wi-fi access throughout the building. Not below 14th, but just barely above it!

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          Pooya RE: tom philpott Nov 11, 2003 01:55 PM

          alt.coffee on 9th & A in the East Village has free wireless internet access and an interesting crowd. I can only vouch for the Cafe au Lait, haven't had their pastries. It's right next to Tompkins Square Park which also has free wireless access (along with Union Square)

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            a&w RE: Pooya Nov 11, 2003 05:48 PM

            Bryant Park has free wireless access, too.

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            j RE: tom philpott Nov 11, 2003 03:07 PM

            Might have fun checking this site out:

            http://www.nodedb.com/unitedstates/ny...

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              AJ RE: tom philpott Nov 11, 2003 04:52 PM

              Soy Luck Club on Greenwich Avenue has free wi-fi access. Lots of good soy based drinks (some with coffee) and healthy food in a funky atmosphere.

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                Peter Cuce RE: tom philpott Nov 11, 2003 10:47 PM

                If you have Verizon DSL and can find yourself a cafe near a Verizon phone booth (there's a list on their website, phone booths, not cafes), you can get free wifi access there.

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                  flyingkitten RE: tom philpott Nov 12, 2003 12:20 AM

                  Doma on Perry and 7th Ave has it, and it's a really cute place too.

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                    Peter Cuce RE: flyingkitten Nov 12, 2003 01:32 AM

                    It is cute, but the coffee is like toxic waste, and the food is nothing special.

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                    JasonPS RE: tom philpott Nov 16, 2003 05:16 AM

                    Full City Coffee just opened up with wi-fi access.
                    They are on Grand Street near Clinton in the LES.
                    Great coffee and pastries. Sorry don't know exact address. I don't know if wi-fi access is free or not.

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                      Kerry RE: tom philpott Nov 26, 2003 01:33 PM

                      Great thread.
                      (I also would prefer to avoid the overpriced T-Mobile service in "that chain".)

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