The Uni generally runs without electricity, but we made a special exception for an exceptional New Yorker and Queens resident, Louis Armstrong. We created a special cube, our first with audio, in partnership with the Louis Armstrong House Museum. It includes books, photos, and music all donated by the museum to the Uni collection. We debuted the cube on Corona Plaza yesterday, just steps from the Armstrongs’ house.

New York is home to some of the largest museums in the world, but some of our favorites are the smallest. The Louis Armstrong House Museum hosts intimate summer concerts and tours of Louis and Lucille’s row house in Corona, given in person by a guide and limited to about eight people at a time. If all 8 million New Yorkers take this beautiful and moving tour, it will take us some time to pass through, but let’s do it! Thank you LAHM for what you do for Louis Armstrong’s legacy and New York.

The founding father of jazz, Louis Armstrong, lived in Corona, Queens from 1943 until his death in 1971. The house where he and his wife, Lucille, lived, at 34-56 107th Street, Corona, NY, is now a museum.

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!