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Media Lab Launched At Red Hook Recreation Center

Funded by Amazon, the upgrade brings brand-new equipment for making music, editing videos, and developing media skills.
The upgraded lab includes a sound isolation booth.

An upgraded media lab at Red Hook Recreation Center – including a sound isolation booth, studio speakers, animation technology and more – was unveiled this week.

The upgrade has been made possible thanks to a $100,000 donation from Amazon. 

Located near the NYCHA Red Hook East and West Houses, NYCHA's largest Brooklyn development, the lab is open to the public as part of the recreation center, and New York City residents under age 25 can use the lab for free.  

"With this wonderful media lab, we're expanding opportunities for Red Hook residents of all ages to develop vital digital media skills at a place they already know and love,” NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue said in a news release.

"Our recreation centers aren't just great for working up a sweat – they're beloved community spaces where New Yorkers can explore their interests, gain new skills, and connect with their neighbors. I'm so grateful to Amazon for their generous donation and for their consistent support for our public parks throughout the city.” 

The media lab is equipped with a WhisperRoom sound isolation booth for audio production and studio speakers with a subwoofer. Recreation center members can also access M2 Mac Minis for photography, graphic design, video editing, and audio production; DSLR T8i cameras; iPads for stop-motion animation, drawing, and mobile programming; and computers for internet access and regular computer use.