Street Lab’s PLAY NYC at NYCHA public housing this year

Oct 5, 2020

Here’s a look at our work at NYCHA public housing in 2020, offering a pop-up environment for safe play and learning for kids and families living in areas included in the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety. PLAY NYC is a new program that support safe, hands-free play for children on the streets, and we deployed where kids gather in and around five public housing developments with support from the Mayor’s Office for Criminal Justice.

Van Dyke II Houses, Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Tompkins Houses, Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Bushwick Houses, Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Pleasant Ave Open Street at Wagner Houses, East Harlem, Manhattan.

DrawNow!DibujaAhora!, an open-air art workshop in collaboration with The Drawing Center.
Pleasant Ave Open Street at Wagner Houses, East Harlem, Manhattan.

West 9th St Open Street near Red Hook Houses, Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Street Lab’s pop-up, open-air reading room,
West 9th St Open Street near Red Hook Houses, Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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