Uni CoronaCorona continues to be one of the most successful locations for an open-air reading room that we’ve encountered in New York City. Corona kids approach the Uni before the books are even unpacked, and families stay for hours, reading together. By all measures—and we love measuring—Corona Plaza is a benchmark that we aim to match across the city.

Thank you to Alex Garcia and The Queens Museum of Art, our outstanding and longstanding partner in Queens. Thanks Uni volunteers Kelly Blanchat and Will Brockett. Photos below.

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Uni Volunteer Kelly Blanchat, Leslie, and Alex Garcia Queens Museum

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The Uni operates in high humidity, and today, on departure, the baseplate leaves a curious watermark on the plaza. Thanks Corona, see you soon.

About our “new” name… Street Lab.

Street Lab began in Boston in 2006. In 2011, we moved the organization to NYC and launched the Uni Project, which was a portable reading room that roamed the city. In 2020, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.