Street Lab is a nonprofit that creates and shares extraordinary programs for public space across New York City—pop-up reading rooms, open-air drawing studios, and more. We do this work in order to improve the urban environment, strengthen neighborhoods, and bring New Yorkers together. We also send kits around the world so that others can do the same.
Street Lab wins a 2021 Best of the City Award from Time Out New York
Street Lab transforms each host site, offering visitors a special urban experience—enjoyable, educational, simple, direct, and out-of-the-ordinary.
Since 2011, we’ve deployed our programs over 1050 times in 278 locations across NYC.
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Awards & Press
Winner 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize.