I did my first interpretive tour of the season at Governors Island this morning. It always feels good to have the first one of the year under one’s belt. Heading to Castle Williams for my shift after lunch, I happened upon something new to the island this season: an outdoor library. Being a librarian myself, I of course had to check it out. The Library Lawn, it turns out, is a coordinated effort of the Uni Project. All three library systems in New York City–New York Public, Queensborough, and Brooklyn Public–are participating in the summer-long effort. People can get library cards, enjoy programming, and other activities. As you can see from the picture above, people are enjoying this pretty cool endeavor. Note Castle Williams and New York Harbor in the upper left hand corner.
The only negative of being in Cooperstown last weekend was that I missed the demolition of Building 877. Everyone was talking about it this week. A friend of mine woke early last Sunday and rode her bike to Red Hook to watch from Brooklyn. Here is some footage I found on Youtube. Enjoy.