The Uni returned to East Harlem to create a reading room at Harvest Home’s farmers’ market and play street. Uni volunteers Emily Jacobson and Katherine Plater were joined by Chris, intern at La Casa Azul Bookstore. Our library partner was NYPL Aguilar Library. Today’s deployment was funded in part by Transportation Alternatives—we’re working together to support play streets by increasing stay times and offering kids and adults a place to read as well as exercise.

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Emily took time from reading to kids to sign up Chris from La Casa Azul Bookstore for an NYPL library card.

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Thanks to Aurora Anaya Cerda and her outstanding La Casa Azul Bookstore for joining the Uni today!

Uni East Harlem

A shelf of books that we purchased from La Casa Azul Bookstore for the Uni collection.

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Portable (potable) infrastructure.

Uni East Harlem

Thanks to today’s volunteers as well as the manager of the Harvest Home Farmers’ Market, our host.

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

Uni East Harlem

(Note: this post was published on Sep 15, 2013 and backdated to Aug 17, 2013.)

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.