On July 27, the Uni created an open-air reading room on Corona Plaza—our third and final visit this year. In 2014, we continued our longstanding partnership with Queens Museum as they brought community-oriented programs to this emerging public space. Our work on this plaza was made possible in part by funds granted by the Charles H. Revson Foundation through the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership and Penguin Random House. Thanks to Uni volunteers Luis Aguilar Moreno and Jamie Burns and to illustrator Carla Torres, who read aloud from her book Larry and Friends.

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Setting up on the plaza, under the 7 train.

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Uni volunteer Luis is an elementary school teacher during the week. He gets kids.

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Carla donated two copies to the Uni – one in Spanish, and one in English.

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Show me what you like to read.

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Thank you Corona. We’ll be back 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.