2008_07_fios2.jpgVerizon has entered the cable TV game today, providing an alternative to Time Warner and Cablevision in select neighborhoods. For $94.99, the current promotional deal for FiOS includes unlimited local and long-distance phone service, an Internet connection of 20 megabits per second and a television package that includes 100 high-definition channels. But according to the Times, the company’s expansion could be hindered by some 65,000 Verizon workers who are threatening to strike for higher wages, caps on health care payments and limits on outsourcing jobs.

Verizon has announced that commuters passing through Grand Central today will be greeted by "scores of Verizon employees, outfitted in Verizon FiOS TV gear." They'll be clustered at the Vanderbilt Avenue (at 43rd Street) entrance to schedule installation appointments for FiOS. Bonus points to the first person to send in a photo of an employee decked out in a "FiOS TV gear" ensemble! And after the jump is a list of NYC neighborhoods where FiOS TV is available.

The Bronx
Baychester, Bronxdale, Eastchester, Edenwald, Laconia, Norwood, Olinville, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Woodlawn

Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Georgetown, Gravesend, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Terrace, Marine Park, Midwood, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Paerdegat Basin

Battery Park City, Carnegie Hill, Chelsea, Chinatown, Clinton, East Harlem North, East Harlem South, East Village, Flatiron, Hudson Yards, Lenox Hill, Lower East Side, Midtown, Midtown South, NoHo, Union Square, Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island, West Village, Yorkville

Auburndale, Bayside, Bayside Hills, Bay Terrace, Beechurst, Cambria Heights, Clearview, Douglaston, Douglaston Manor, Far Rockaway, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Laurelton, Little Neck, Malba, New Hyde Park, Oakland Gardens, Rosedale, South Brookville, Springfield Gardens, Whitestone

Staten Island
Annadale, Arden Heights, Arlington, Arrochar, Bloomfield, Charleston, Clifton, Dongan Hills, Eltingville, Emerson Hill, Fort Wadsworth, Fox Hills, Granitville, Grasmere, Great Kills, Grymes Hill, Heartland Village, Huguenot, Lighthouse Hill, Mariners Harbor, Midland Beach, New Brighton, New Dorp, New Springville, Oakwood, Oakwood Beach, Old Town, Pt. Ivory, Prince's Bay, Port Richmond, Richmond Valley, Rosebank, Rossville, St. George, Silver Lake, South Beach, Stapleton, Todt Hill, Tottenville, Travis, Westerleigh, West New Brighton, Woodrow