Uni begins Bronx residency at Concrete Plant Park next to Swale, a floating farm

nycparks copyThe Uni launched a four week residency at the newly renovated Concrete Plant Park in the Bronx today. We’re here in partnership with a terrific Bronx community organization, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, and we’re deploying next to Swale, a floating urban farm dedicated to rethinking New York City’s connection to our environment. Check out our first day:

Uni at Concrete Plant Park Bronx

With a heat advisory in effect, we deployed a new tent and shortened our hours. We encouraged people to gather in our shade!

Uni at Concrete Plant Park Bronx

Uni at Concrete Plant Park Bronx

Uni at Concrete Plant Park Bronx

Industrial towers have been preserved as part of the newly-renovated park.

Uni at Concrete Plant Park Bronx

Uni at Concrete Plant Park Bronx

Swale is a food-growing barge that is touring NYC, starting in the Bronx. Climb aboard and explore.

Uni at Concrete Plant Park Bronx

At the end of the day, we tested some locations for the weeks ahead when the heat breaks and crowds return. Portable, shade-seeking library.

Uni at Concrete Plant Park Bronx

Thanks Leah and Ester for braving the heat and staffing the Uni today. Couldn’t do it without you.

Uni at Concrete Plant Park Bronx

I passed a pop-up basketball court on the walk back to the train. Pro tip from Bronx locals: set up your basket at a hydrant. That gets you about 30 feet of court space, no parked cars in the way.

Learn more about our neighbor in the park, Swale, a floating urban farm:

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