Pop up that brings New Yorkers together

Street Lab is a nonprofit that creates and shares programs for public space across New York City. We do this work to improve the urban environment, strengthen neighborhoods, and bring New Yorkers together. 300+ times a year, all five boroughs, always in public space. We also send kits around the world to help other cities do the same.

When I saw what you created on our street, it was exactly what I dreamed of, but never imagined possible. Somehow you created the dream in my head of what the city can be.

David Estrada

Sunset Park Fifth Ave BID

Street Lab transforms each host site, offering visitors a special urban experience—enjoyable, educational, simple, direct, and out-of-the-ordinary.

Betty Chen

NYC Planning Commission

Right now,
Street Lab is:

  • Piloting new public spaces in partnership with NYC DOT and local communities
  • Activating Open Streets on commerical corridors in all five boroughs to support small businesses
  • Unveiling new programs and designs, some with Street Lab Teens
  • Expanding the roll-out of our new cargo bike delivery system

Street Lab wins a 2021 Best of the City Award.

Since 2011, we’ve deployed our programs 1350+ times in 315 locations across NYC.

Heat map of Street Lab deployments in NYC

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Thank you to our supporters!

Awards & Press

Winner 2014 Boston Public Space Invitational.

National Book FoundationWinner 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize.

Featured US Pavilion 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale