sesame_200Long before the Uni portable reading room, New York City streets provided a rich environment for learning. New Yorkers of all ages, colors, fur, and feathers sounded out words and read together on stoops. It happened on television, but it forever changed people’s vision of the city and ideas about where learning can happen. Sesame Street.

We’re honored to receive a donation of books from the Publishing Group at Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, which will form a new mini-collection that we’ll share on the street. New York City kids are going to love this.


Some of the titles that will be hitting the streets in the Uni.



Leslie was excited to visit the home of one of our favorite New Yorkers.
Thanks Sesame Workshop!

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 Thanks for sticking with us!