Governors IslandA new Uni outdoor reading room will launch this Saturday, Jun 1, on Governors Island in NYC harbor, jointly run by all three NYC public library systems: the Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library. We’ve provided a brand new Uni structure and start-up support, and they’ll provided staff and books and will run this outdoor reading room for the benefit of island visitors all summer long.

We’re honored to work with these libraries again (see our past partnerships here and here), because we love what they do, and we love the values they represent. We’re happy to help them to create a prominent new outpost at this hugely popular NYC weekend get-away. More details here.

Congratulations again to the Uni team for cranking out another Uni while still maintaining a full schedule of our own Uni deployments across the city’s neighborhoods. Some photos below from the shop and delivery:

Uni for Governors Island

One of these Uni towers will be on Governors Island in less than a week!

Uni for Governors Island

Uni for Governors Island

Thanks to Peter Zweifel for assembling Uni benches with me.

Uni for Governors Island

Unloading the first Uni cubes at the Brooklyn Public Library. All hands on deck.

Uni for Governors Island

Uni for Governors Island

Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Chief Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library, inspecting new cubes. We first partnered with Richard and the BPL back in 2011—always a pleasure.

Uni for Governors Island

More photos coming soon!

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 600 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!