Author Archive | Leslie

The Uni returns to Washington Square Park

On four Thursdays in September and October, we returned to one of our favorite places in New York City—the Northwest corner of Washington Square Park, right under the English Elm that is one of the city’s oldest trees. This year, in addition to a curated collection of books, the reading room included a special feature […]

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The Uni reading room at 2017 Weekend Walks

The Uni Project and NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) have teamed up so that thousands of New Yorkers can enjoy Uni reading rooms that pop up at “Weekend Walks” across New York City. The initiative is supported by funding from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, and we are on pace to offer 60+ pop-up reading rooms […]

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Uni Project partners with HYPOTHEkids to launch new STEAM cart in the Bronx

This week, the Uni portable reading room landed at a NYC DOT Weekend Walk hosted by SOS South Bronx and Morrisania. People gathered around to look at ants and other specimens through microscopes and magnifying glasses at a portable science lab that we developed with Harlem-based HYPOTHEkids for their STEAM the Streets initiative. Watch for […]

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Uni at Westchester Square in the Bronx

Uni portable reading landed at the first of many NYC DOT Weekend Walks this season, this one hosted by the Westchester Business Improvement District. Despite a little April rain, we met some great folks and hope to return on a sunny day! Uni Project participation made possible in part by funds granted by The Charles […]

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Uni in Ridgewood: sometimes it rains

When you schedule 145 outdoor deployments as we did this year, here’s the truth: sometimes it rains. Rainy day photos often get cut from the blog, but something caught my eye in these images of the Uni last weekend in Ridgewood. Despite intermittent rain and wind, the neighborhood came out, gathered, and turned a closed-off street […]

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Uni reading room in Washington Square Park

The Uni returned to one of our favorite parks at the invitation of the Washington Square Park Conservancy, creating a small reading room in the northwest corner of the park on four separate days in September. Our collection was augmented with a loan of books from Georgia Silvera Seamans of Washington Square Park (WSP) Eco Projects, […]

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