Author Archive | Sam

Help us level the playing field in 2018

We’ve come to the end of our 2017 season—146 days of outdoor reading rooms, drawing stations, and other learning environments across NYC. We couldn’t have done it without your support. To keep things rolling into 2018, we’ve created a special fund drive to raise $10,000 by Dec. 31 to fund pop-up reading rooms at every low-income […]

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