On July 27, the Uni created an open-air reading room on Corona Plaza—our third and final visit this year. In 2014, we continued our longstanding partnership with Queens Museum as they brought community-oriented programs to this emerging public space. Our work on this plaza was made possible in part by funds granted by the Charles H. Revson Foundation through the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership and Penguin Random House. Thanks to Uni volunteers Luis Aguilar Moreno and Jamie Burns and to illustrator Carla Torres, who read aloud from her book Larry and Friends.

Queens Musuem NPP_logo_100Penguin Random House Company


Uni Corona 3

Setting up on the plaza, under the 7 train.

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni volunteer Luis is an elementary school teacher during the week. He gets kids.

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Uni Corona 3

Carla donated two copies to the Uni – one in Spanish, and one in English.

Uni Corona 3

Show me what you like to read.

Uni Corona 3

Thank you Corona. We’ll be back 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 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!