Earlier today tech giant Google unveiled the largest free public Wi-Fi spot in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, where the New York headquarters are located.  The company opened its NYC offices in 2006 and as Alex Fitzpatrick notes:

Google's choice of location for the giant network is no surprise: Chelsea is home to Google's New York headquarters, meaning employees out at lunch breaks or area meetings will be able to remain productive even while out of the office. The network runs between Gansevoort St. and 19 St. from 8th Ave to the West Side Highway and in area public spaces, including the Chelsea Triangle, 14th Street Park and Gansevoort Plaza.

The secured network will also be used by businesses, residents and students in the area, and it will cover the outdoor areas of the Fulton Houses, a housing project owned by the New York City Housing Authority.

Jordan Newman, a Google spokesperson, said there are currently no plans to expand the Wi-Fi access to other NYC neighborhoods.

[via Mashable]