On Friday, May 10, the Uni went to Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, in support of the Fulton Area Business Alliance’s effort to program Putnam Triangle Plaza, a newly pedestrianized plaza created by NYC DOT in partnership with local community groups. We had lots of little kids out for the evening with their parents, kids waiting on their mothers at the nearby beauty parlor, and other neighborhood folks. We were joined again by urban ecologist Andrew Collins, who collected ants (and leaves) to examine under the microscope. Thanks to FAB Alliance and to volunteer librarians, Meghan and Leigh, for their help!

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni Volunteer Meghan gets us started with patron #1.

Uni in Clinton Hill

Biologist Andrew Collins fires up the microscope.

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

Uni in Clinton Hill

What we put at street level matters. I’ll take: a biologist, a microscope, and a boy.

Uni in Clinton Hill

She stayed at the Uni for several hours with her sister, and then she gave me suggestions in the comment book.

Uni in Clinton Hill

At the end of the day, the Uni sign seemed to read “reading roam.” Exactly. Thanks all for another great day!

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!