During 2017, the Uni Project and NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) have teamed up to offer Uni reading rooms at “Weekend Walks” across the city. Initial funding for the partnership came from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, and we are now on pace to offer nearly 80 pop-up reading rooms together by year end. Recently, we added extra programming to the Weekend Walk circuit, introducing a Uni EXPLORE cart, created in partnership with Harlem-based HYPOTHEkids, which brings natural science to the street.

And now we’re pleased to announce that the Uni Project and NYC DOT are bringing this same programming to plazas in the city’s Plaza Equity Program all fall. Find us at Avenue C Plaza, Ozone Park Plaza, 78th Street Plaza, Knickerbocker Plaza, Osborn St Plaza, and more to come. (Our full schedule.)

Uni READ and EXPLORE carts at Avenue C Plaza, Sept 2017.

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Here’s a video of some New Yorkers enjoying a special book in our collection: Matteo Pericoli’s Manhattan Unfurled:

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!