WRITE NYC – our latest program!

WRITE NYC is an interactive writing station for the streets, providing a place for people to gather and connect through writing, increasing opportunities for expression, and revealing the inner lives and creative efforts of fellow New Yorkers. Elements include:

  • custom-made writing tables at different heights, with benches for seating;
  • paper, pens, ink, typewriters, and other tools for writing;
  • self-guided activities contributed by writers and writing organizations;
  • a pop-up “post-office” where people can write postcards or letters;
  • a collection of books and other writing samples;
  • a communal portfolio/display of people’s writing;
  • staff, volunteers, and teaching artists to facilitate.

 

The program has been developed in partnership with Therese Cox, a Ph.D. Candidate in English & Comparative Literature and Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellow at Columbia University.

 

Help us reach neighborhoods!

WRITE NYC will travel across New York City with a special focus on underserved neighborhoods where art and education resources can be scarce. Your donation can help us share these great materials in all neighborhoods of New York City.

Founding Sponsors:

Lisa Brown
& Daniel Handler

Become a sponsor!

 

Blog posts about WRITE NYC:

Highlights from DRAW and WRITE at Chelsea Market in 2019

Highlights from DRAW and WRITE at Chelsea Market in 2019

Here are highlights from a three-month residency of DRAW and a month-long residency of WRITE at Chelsea Market. DRAW is a portable art studio that travels the city and lets New Yorkers draw together. WRITE is a new program that lets New Yorkers write, type, scrawl a...

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WRITE wraps up a month-long residency at Chelsea Market

WRITE wraps up a month-long residency at Chelsea Market

After a bustling, month-long residency at Chelsea Market, our WRITE program served a few last patrons before heading out onto the streets for the rest of summer. WRITE is being developed with Therese Cox, a Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellow at Columbia...

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WRITE together in Chelsea Market

WRITE together in Chelsea Market

Our newest program WRITE continues a month-long residency at Chelsea Market—join us every Sunday from 11am-2pm! WRITE is being developed with Therese Cox, a Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellow at Columbia University. Thanks to our host Chelsea Market. [ngg...

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Testing a new program for the street WRITE

Testing a new program for the street WRITE

READ, DRAW, BUILD are a few of the programs we've put on the street since 2011—each one based around a simple activity that New Yorkers can do together in public space. In 2019 we're launching WRITE, and we offered a taste to folks in Chelsea Market on Sunday. People...

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We're getting a "new" name... Street Lab.

The Uni Project is the work of Street Lab, a nonprofit launched in 2006 in Boston, where we created community-oriented programs for public space. In 2011, we migrated Street Lab to New York City and launched the Uni Project. The Uni began as a single, portable reading room and has since grown into a city-wide initiative offering more than 700 days of pop-up programming in 150+ public spaces across the city. In 2019, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.

For now, details about our programs are available here on the Uni Project web site. Soon, that content will move to www.streetlab.org. Thanks for sticking with us!