The Uni helped the Kensington community celebrate a new pedestrian plaza in their neighborhood at a NYC DOT One-Day Plaza event at Avenue C in Brooklyn. Our hosts were the Kensington Stewards and the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership. It was extraordinarily cold and windy, but everyone took it in stride. Even the musicians on stilts. We hope to return this summer and offer reading, drawing, and more at this new public space. Congratulations Kensington!
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Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Leslie likes to arrive early and put the house in order.

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

A man on stilts admires the Uni. We’re in Brooklyn.

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

The new pedestrian plaza will be an asset for the community, which lacks places to gather.

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Even on a freezing day, if you sit at the reading room…

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

…people will gather round and join you.

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

DOT Street Ambassadors were very excited that we brought our special collection of DOT-related urban books. A little something for everyone.

Uni at Avenue C Plaza

Thanks Kensington! See you soon.

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Bonus video: NYC DOT Street Ambassadors stay warm on the plaza. Wait for it…

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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.