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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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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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A Uni for the DC Public Library

Leslie and I are excited for the DC Public Library. They have ambitious plans across the city, including transformation of their Mies-designed MLK branch into a vibrant hub of community and downtown culture. And, as of last Friday, they also have a Uni portable reading room. DCPL’s Executive Director Rich Reyes-Gavilan has been a friend and partner for some years. […]

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