Where we work
Public space, in all five boroughs of New York City.
Deployments since 2011. Larger dots indicate more visits.
We go to NYC Plazas...
...and NYC Street Festivals
...and NYC Play Streets
...and NYC Parks & Playgrounds
Since 2011, we’ve offered over 500 days of programming in 150+ public spaces across New York City. We respond to requests from local groups who serve as our host partners. We have 100+ community partners, and 86% of our work is in low/moderate-income areas. We partner with NYC Department of Transportation and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and we align our work with citywide initiatives focused on resource equity, parks, plazas, community safety, and educational achievement gaps.
Deployments by Year
We also send kits around the world so that other cities can copy our model. So far, we’ve created 35 reading room kits for libraries, agencies, and organizations across the globe.
Explore deployments on our blog:
Here's a look back at a special series at Sheltering Arms Pool, where we brought our BUILD NYC program (interactive building stations, playful materials, design challenges) during July 2018. Our work at Sheltering Arms Pool was in support of the New York City...read more
BUILD NYC is a pop-up installation that lets New Yorkers build together with LEGOs and more. Today, we set up on a plaza at the entrance of the park so people on Amsterdam Avenue could stop and join us. Today's event is part of our series called Pop-up West Harlem!...read more
Today, the Uni Project wrapped up a month-long series at NYC Play Streets. Over the past four weeks, we brought our program BUILD NYC to play streets at Butler and Forest Houses (NYCHA), hosted by the Police Athletic League (PAL). Made possible in part with funding...read more
As part of a month-long series at NYC Play Streets, the Uni Project brought BUILD NYC to a play street at Forest Houses (NYCHA), hosted by the Police Athletic League (PAL). Today was part of a new series of collaborations with PAL to keep making play streets even...read more
EXPLORE NYC is a hands-on science exhibit for all ages that brings the exploration of nature and science to the streets of NYC. Today's exhibit featured urban birds in partnership with Washington Square Park Eco Projects, and we set up at the entrance to the park so...read more
Our BUILD NYC program landed at Madison Square Park today, with opportunities to build for all ages. Thanks to engineers from the firm WSP for volunteering and to our host Madison Square Park Conservancy. Tomorrow, we'll be back with our weekly pop-up reading room at...read more