A friend of the Uni sent these images. On his way to work this morning, he noticed that the small triangle at 14th St and 9th Ave (recently reclaimed as a pedestrian/seating area) has been reclaimed again.

Let’s say it once more: what we put in the heart of our cities says everything about what we believe in.

New York can do better.



Update (3/23): Our friend passed by again on the way to work. The installation is now pumping out house music and fumes from a generator.

Let’s hope that the installation is generating income that will somehow flow back into the neighborhood and city. Even so, can we imagine a more creative private/public partnership that would actually enhance the plaza for folks who live and work here?

We're getting a "new" name... Street Lab.

The Uni Project is the work of Street Lab, a nonprofit launched in 2006 in Boston, where we created community-oriented programs for public space. In 2011, we migrated Street Lab to New York City and launched the Uni Project. The Uni began as a single, portable reading room and has since grown into a city-wide initiative offering more than 700 days of pop-up programming in 150+ public spaces across the city. In 2019, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.

For now, details about our programs are available here on the Uni Project web site. Soon, that content will move to www.streetlab.org. Thanks for sticking with us!