Seven years ago, on the morning of Sept. 11, 2011, we created a pop-up reading room at New Amsterdam Market in Lower Manhattan. This is how we launched the work of the Uni Project in New York City. And it isn’t too different from how we do it today, six hundred deployments later. Thank you to everyone we’ve met along the way. See you on the street.

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!