The 10 best ways to take advantage of Chelsea’s new free outdoor Wi-Fi

Look up how to treat a torn muscle after trying to get up on the bar at G Lounge.
January 24, 2013

(Thanks Google. Here, take our extra Boxer's drink card.)

Get ready for some Silicon Alley-way hook-ups. In case you haven't seen someone wearing Google Glass on the subway or saw that giant new sign at 111 Eighth Avenue yet, just a heads up that the folks behind Google now work in the heart of gay New York. And they're even sharing their technology with the neighborhood! Namely, copious amounts of free Wi-FI. Google: You knew just what we wanted.

The new wireless network is the largest public Wi-Fi network in New York, and will extended "roughly between Gansevoort St. and 19 St. from 8th Ave to the West Side Highway, as well as the neighborhood's public spaces, including the Chelsea Triangle, 14th Street Park and Gansevoort Plaza" according to the tech giant. So here, in no particular order, are the 10 best ways to utilize South Chelsea's brand-new wireless internet hub: 

1. Go on Grindr without using up too much of your data plan.

2. Look up the rules to whatever sports game you’re watching at Gym Sportsbar.

3. Use your iPad to bring up a high-resolution photo of the guy you went to Cafeteria with last night.

4. Look up song lyrics to warm-up before doing karaoke at Xes.

5. Download a podcast to listen to in the endless line at the Container Store.

6. Find out how to treat a torn muscle after trying to get up on the bar at G Lounge.

7. Double check if the Chelsea Crunch has Zumba tonight.

8. Quickly instagram a photo of Tina and Dallas tearing it up at Barracuda.

9. Take advantage of Splash’s boosted WiFi to instantly friend a go-go boy on Facebook.

10. Take a break from beer blast at The Eagle to compare leather harness prices on Amazon.

BONUS: Surf LinkedIn to find a a boyfriend who works at Google.