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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Uni wraps up outdoor season, lands in Sunnyside Queens

It’s been a big year for the Uni Project: 146 deployments in 75 different locations, offering pop-up reading rooms, art studios, and science exhibits in public spaces across New York City.  Here are a few snapshots from our final outdoor deployment of 2017 on Skillman Ave in Queens. The Uni portable reading room and EXPLORE […]

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