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.
100 Activations for NYC
In the second half of 2021, Street Lab is adding 100 new activations on the streets of NYC that will support neighborhoods hit hard by COVID. Our goal is to help the city recover and point the way to a different, better future for our streets.
Since 2011, we’ve deployed our programs over 950 times in 250 locations across NYC.
Street Lab transforms each host site, offering visitors a special urban experience—enjoyable, educational, simple, direct, and out-of-the-ordinary.
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Awards & Press
Winner 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize.