Uni BrooklynSeptember 5 marked the end of a run of monthly Uni reading rooms at two busy plazas in Brooklyn. Starting in April, we began popping-up at Putnam Triangle Plaza in Clinton Hill, and then at Fowler Square Plaza in Fort Greene, as part of a series of community events called FAB Fridays, created by the Fulton Area Business Alliance

FABWe’d been to both plazas with FAB (Clinton Hill and Ft Greene) back in 2013. This year, our participation was also made possible by a grant from Tribeca Pediatrics’ We Care for Your Kids Foundation.

We care for your Kids FoundationWe started each event off by ourselves, staking out a place for people to gather around books. Later in the evening, other organizations and FAB Alliance staff joined us, offering all manner of activities— croquet, hula hoops, art, music, and more.

These plazas will shortly undergo permanent upgrades, and we’re eager to see what impact our reading rooms have on future use and infrastructure design. Thanks to Phillip Kellogg and the terrific staff of FAB Alliance for this ongoing partnership. (Click on each photo below to see gallery from each day.)

September 5, 2014

See gallery of photos of Uni reading room, Fowler Square, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn. Sep 5, 2014.

August 8, 2014

See more photos of Uni reading room, Putnam Triangle Plaza, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Aug 8, 2014

See gallery of photos of Uni reading room, Putnam Triangle Plaza, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Aug 8, 2014.

July 11, 2014

See more photos of Uni reading room, Fowler Square, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn. July 11, 2014

See gallery of photos of Uni reading room, Fowler Square, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn. July 11, 2014.

June 13, 2014

See more photos of Uni reading room, Putnam Triangle Plaza, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. June 13, 2014

See gallery of photos of Uni reading room, Putnam Triangle Plaza, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. June 13, 2014.

April 25, 2014

See more photos of Uni reading room, Putnam Triangle Plaza, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Apr 25, 2014.

See gallery of photos of Uni reading room, Putnam Triangle Plaza, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Apr 25, 2014.

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!