PACH NYUOn May 30, the Uni Project wrapped up three days of open air reading rooms in Tompkins Square Park and Washington Square Park. Middle school-aged boys from George Jackson Academy read aloud their own poems and short essays for the public. Boys from The Boys’ Club of New York also contributed art. Made possible by a grant from the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (PACH) at NYU.  Below are photos from our final day. (Look back at day one or day two.)

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Our mini book reviews let people of all ages share something (short) about a book in our collection.

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This guy found a photo of himself in our Humans of New York book.

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Today, the boys from George Jackson Academy took a break from reading to the public—they sat and read to themselves. Relaxing.

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From a page in our collection. Thanks East and Greenwich Village—see you 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!