Author Archive | Sam

The Uni turns six

Six years ago this morning, we launched the Uni portable reading room in Lower Manhattan on Sept 11, 2011. Leslie and I are grateful to everyone who has joined us along the way. Just last month, we quietly passed another milestone, setting up the Uni for the 500th time in New York City.  Onward. /Sam

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Starting a conversation about play

Leslie is participating in a year-long working group focused on “learning through play” with practitioners and researchers convened by the Lego Foundation. At a recent meeting, the group discussed creating a large mural in Philadelphia (inspired by artist Candy Chang) to spark conversations about play. Here at the Uni Project, we like to put good […]

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Keeping up with the Uni

The Uni is working flat out—visiting up to three NYC neighborhoods a day, and we love it. If you want to tag along, here are some ways to follow the Uni, at your preferred periodicity. Quarterly Try our quarterly email newsletter. Quarterly means only four emails a year, folks. The newsletter is mobile friendly and […]

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Please support the Uni in NYC Parks

New Yorkers don’t just like parks, or even love them. We are parks. Without shared, green spaces, we could not continue this grand experiment in urban density. (Or live next door to the guy with such horrible taste in music.) Parks make New York and New Yorkers possible. Since 2015, the Uni Project has partnered […]

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The Uni is fighting climate change

The Uni Project recently completed our 500th deployment in public space in New York City. (We’re celebrating with a group whale watch trip for all staff!) So, I wouldn’t call us a big nonprofit, but we aren’t exactly small anymore. As we grow, Leslie and I feel strongly that our operation should lift up New Yorkers […]

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Help the Uni, Help NYC

Here’s a copy of our quarterly email newsletter (subscribe) that hit inboxes today: Dear Friends of the Uni, Sam here. It’s my turn to write our quarterly newsletter again. Let me get right to it: I’m writing to ask for your help. This summer, for the first time in the five-year history of the Uni […]

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The Uni Project is the operating name (DBA) of Street Lab, a 501c3 nonprofit.