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NYC to offer free phone-charging stations in parks

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It's a sight that can trigger dread. The low-battery message appears on your cell phone when there's no charger around.

Now New York City has teamed up with AT&T to install 25 solar powered charging stations over the summer. They'll be available for free in parks across the five boroughs.

The solar technology in the "Street Charge" stations can fully charge up to 30 phones before it needs its own recharge - even with cloud cover and during the night.

The devices also can charge tablets and other mobile devices.

Manhattan:

· Riverside Park, Pier I

· Union Square Park, North Plaza

· Rumsey Playfield, Central Park Summerstage

· Hudson River Park Pier 59

· Randall's Island

Brooklyn:

· Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier I

· Fort Greene Park

· Coney Island

· Metrotech Plaza

· The Dumbo Arts Festival

· The Brooklyn Book Festival

Queens:

· Rockaway Beach

· Clearview Golf Course

· Socrates Sculpture Park

Bronx:

· Orchard Beach

Staten Island:

· La Tourette Golf Course

· Staten Island Zoo

Governor's Island

The idea came about after Superstorm Sandy. The storm left New Yorkers desperately searching for power to contact friends and loved ones.

For more information, visit ATT.com/ATTStreetCharge

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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