plaza_logo_comboOn Saturday, the Uni Project went to midtown Manhattan to set up an outdoor reading room at a remarkable new temporary plaza called Plaza33 next to Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. With the Empire State Building as a backdrop, we put the act of learning on a big NYC stage, giving people from all walks of life a chance to read and draw together. Thanks to our wonderful host and sponsor Plaza33. Thanks also to The Municipal Art Society of New York, which curated a wonderful shelf of books about Penn Station and local features. Finally, thanks to our volunteers for the day—Amy, Erik, and Katy from Wolff Olins, and upper school students from Avenues: The World School. We’ll back the next two Saturdays!

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Outstanding books from the Municipal Art Society about the buildings around you.

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Another shelf curated by the NYC DOT, including books about plazas across NYC.

Uni at Plaza 33

A portable library’s collection should reflect the place it lands…

Uni at Plaza 33

And our new DRAW NYC cart, with materials donated by Blick Art Materials.

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

At the Uni, you can post mini book reviews and also create prompts to help others get drawing.

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Thanks to our volunteers from Wolff Olins!

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

Thanks to our volunteers from Avenues: The World School!

Uni at Plaza 33

Uni at Plaza 33

See you on the plaza next Saturday!

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!