Great day in East New York. A few weeks ago, we wrote about why we like East New York for the Uni: we want to go where people are actively trying to improve public space in their neighborhood. Here in East New York, people have been doing it for decades, often on their own. East New York was a place the Uni could learn a lot, And today, we did.

Thank you to Janelle Nicol of East NY Farms!/United Community Centers for inviting us. And thank you to everyone who came over to meet us today. We had lemonade together, and I said to a few of you: we’ll be back soon, count on it.

Knijena Dixon of East New York Farms! worked with us all day. Thanks!

Kelleen Maluski, chess master, Medievalist, and extraordinary Uni volunteer librarian. Thanks for being with us all day!

And like that, it was time to pack up. Thanks to today’s loaders Evan Bender
Nelson DeJesus. And to this gentleman, who lent a hand. See you soon, ENY.

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 Thanks for sticking with us!