Pop up that brings New Yorkers together

400+ a year, all five boroughs

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. We also send kits around the world to help other cities do the same.

Right now, Street Lab is:

    We’re Hiring!

    We’re looking for enthusiastic New Yorkers who are ready to help write Street Lab’s next chapter. First up, we’re hiring for Program Manager, Program Staff, and Development Lead, with more opportunities coming soon.

    Apply now

    Since 2011, we’ve deployed our programs 1,942+ times in 393 locations across NYC.

    Heat map of Street Lab deployments in NYC

    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

    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

    Upcoming Events:

    Street Lab’s Leslie Davol on
    BronxNet TV, Aug 8, 2023

    Yankees honor Street Lab, July 7, 2023

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    New York Times, April 1, 2023

    Thank you to our supporters!

    Awards & Press

    2021 Best of the City Award, Time Out New York

    National Book Foundation

    Winner 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize

    Winner 2014 Boston Public Space Invitational

    Featured 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale