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.
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.
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 1,511+ times in 326 locations across NYC.
And right now, Street Lab is:
- Piloting new public spaces in partnership with NYC DOT and local communities
- Activating Open Streets on commercial corridors to support NYC small businesses with NYC SBS
- Prototyping new designs that activate NYC streets for community use
Thank you to our supporters!
Awards & Press
2021 Best of the City Award, Time Out New York
Winner 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize