Uni Governors IslandOur original Uni reading room tower holds a special place in our hearts. Designed by friends at HY Architecture, funded by 250 people on Kickstarter, launched on Sep. 11, 2011 in Lower Manhattan, we still use it to create reading rooms across the city today.

After spending the summer on Governors Island with Brooklyn Public Library, the tower headed to Brooklyn Children’s Museum to create a science reading room. Yesterday, Leslie and I brought it uptown to

Thanks to these excellent NYC institutions for partnering with us so that our beloved tower can work year round. Stay tuned for more news from Sugar Hill.[hr]

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Leaving the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, headed to Harlem.

 

Uni Sugar Hill

Uni Sugar Hill

The Sugar Hill Museum has affordable housing above and a pre-school on the first floor. Outstanding.

 

Uni Sugar Hill

Uni Sugar Hill

The pre-school is stunning, full of beautiful touches for kids and teachers.

 

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We’ll create a reading room in this space near the courtyard.

 

Uni Sugar Hill

Uni Sugar Hill

Uni Sugar Hill

Leslie declares the Uni ready. Next step, books. Stay tuned!

 

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.