The Uni is up and running after the storm took out power, water, and heat in our lower Manhattan office for a week. Here’s West Broadway from our window during the blackout and after the lights came back:

This Saturday, the Uni will join relief efforts at a community event on Corona Plaza from 12PM-4PM. We’ll be there with our host the Queens Museum of Art to offer a place for the community to gather and read. Come visit, and also bring new or gently-used children’s books to donate to those affected by the storm. The Uni Project is helping to collect books for the Children’s Book Relief, organized by Urban Librarians Unite. You can also contact Leslie at the Uni Project to coordinate other donation drop-off options.

The forecast for Saturday is for a warm, clear day. Join us, and help fellow New Yorkers get back on their feet. (Update: on Sunday, we’ll also head to Red Hook, Brooklyn a community hard hit by the storm, and still lacking power and water, details 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 Thanks for sticking with us!