The Uni reading room landed at Hester St Fair to celebrate the conclusion of Jane’s Walk Weekend organized by the Municipal Art Society (MAS). Celebrated in over 100 cities around the world, Jane’s Walk pays tribute to the legacy of urban activist Jane Jacobs through a weekend of volunteer-led neighborhood walks that promote urban literacy and walkable cities. We brought some of our favorite urban-themed titles for kids and adults. And we featured a special collection from MAS’s Greenacre Reference Library.

Thanks to MAS staff for a terrific collaboration. Thanks also to Uni Volunteers Xavier Williams and Kelleen Maluski for a fast strike as a bit of rain came in at the end of the day. Tomorrow we head right around the corner to serve residents on Grand Street for five days in a row. We love the Lower East Side! Read on.

Uni at Hester St

Uni at Hester St

Uni at Hester St

Uni at Hester St

Stacey and Michael from MAS.

Uni at Hester St

Special titles from MAS Greenacre Reference Library.

Uni at Hester St

MAS Librarian Erin Butler talks to Uni Volunteer Xavier.

Uni at Hester St

Uni at Hester St

Great to meet Cathy Ho, curator of Spontaneous Interventions, an exhibit that featured the Uni in Venice in 2012.

Uni at Hester St

Uni at Hester St

Christien Stoker from the Netherlands aims to create a roving library in The Hague.

Uni at Hester St

Uni at Hester St

Uni at Hester St

Uni at Hester St

Uni at Hester St

The Uni reading room, wraps up day two of nine deployments in a row. See you tomorrow on Grand Street!

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!