Uni in Summer Residency at Brooklyn Bridge Park

brooklyn bridge parkThe Uni enjoyed a summer-long residency in Brooklyn Bridge Park in 2014. Every Sunday, we offered a staffed outdoor reading room on Pier 6 as part of the park’s Pier Kids events. The residency was made possible by a new reading room kit funded by long-time Uni Project supporters, Leaves of Grass Fund

Thank you to Uni Librarians Emily Jacobson and Stephanie Yee for helping us manage such a bustling location. Staff at Brooklyn Bridge Park were outstanding partners.

Residencies allow us a special opportunity to dig in, test, and refine our approach over multiple visits. What we learned in Brooklyn Bridge Park—from details about wheel load capacity, to what books work best for young kids—helped us improve our work across the city. Thanks Brooklyn. See you next year!bbpc_350

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A visit from Jamie Burns, who runs Silent Reading Party NYC.

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Arrival of new cart from HY Architecture studio in Boston.

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Swapping out the initial prototype cart (in Emily’s hands) for new cart created for the summer residency.

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Eleanor Davol has been a part of our work since the beginning. She can change a caster wheel, no problem.

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Thanks Uni Librarian Stephanie Yee!

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In the park, we were adjacent to the ferry to Governor’s Island, where a second Uni spent the summer under supervision of Librarian Leigh Hurwitz (R). She got to say hello to Librarian Emily Jacobson (L) every morning before boarding.

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See more photos of Uni in Brooklyn Bridge Park during summer 2104: photo archive.

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