Where we work

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 over the years on our blog:

New program BUILD NYC deploys to Mott St in Chinatown

BUILD NYC is our new program that offers the public a way to build together and explore challenges in architecture, design, engineering and construction. On May 20, we brought BUILD to Chinatown for the Asian Pacific American Weekend Walk hosted by Chinatown...

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READ and EXPLORE return to Rockaways

On Friday, May 18, we brushed aside some tricky weather and deployed a portable reading room and EXPLORE science exhibit to a NYC DOT Weekend Walk, hosted by the Rockaway Business Alliance. Part of our approach to working in public space is to show up rain or shine if...

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BUILD prototype launched at Design Walk Brooklyn!

Over the past few months, we’ve been working on a new installation that lets New Yorkers learn about the city’s architecture, engineering, and construction, while building together with LEGO, Magna-Tiles, Imagination Playground Blocks, and more. Despite...

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READ and EXPLORE land at Rockaway Beach Boulevard

On Saturday, May 11, we deployed a portable reading room and EXPLORE science exhibit to a NYC DOT Weekend Walk, hosted by the Rockaway Business Alliance. Thanks to our partners NYC DOT and HYPOTHEkids. These photos are licensed under a Creative Commons...

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DRAW on Woodside Ave in Queens

On Saturday, April 28, the Uni Project deployed our DRAW program to Songkran Weekend Walk in Elmhurst, Queens, hosted by the Thai Community USA NYC. Thanks to our partner NYC DOT, and to Blick for a third year of art materials! DRAW is made possible at Weekend Walks...

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READ and EXPLORE on Staten Island

On Saturday, April 28, the Uni Project deployed our READ and EXPLORE programs to a NYC DOT Weekend Walk on Staten Island, hosted by the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation. Thanks to our partners NYC DOT and HYPOTHEkids! These photos are licensed under a...

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