Play Streets across New York City are transforming neighborhoods, providing new, car-free spaces for kids and families to gather. In Jamaica, Queens, residents have developed a play street adjacent to their already-thriving community garden, and kids are provided an outstanding, nutritious lunch. For a second time, the Uni returned to Jamaica to add reading to the mix. Today’s deployment was funded in part by Transportation Alternatives—we’re working together to support emerging play streets across the city. Thanks also to our terrific hosts, the Dunton Block and Civic Association. Also intrepid Uni Librarian Emily Jacobson.
Scroll down to see a series of photos that demonstrate the “last patron” phenomenon at the Uni—there always seems to be one reader who just doesn’t want to quit.
Here’s a new Play Streets page from our partner Transportation Alternatives with more images from Jamaica:
Here’s an article in the local news about the Uni in the neighborhood:
(Note: this post was published on Sep 25, 2013 and backdated to Aug 23, 2013.)