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Have fun, stay safe—new signage for PLAY NYC

Have fun, stay safe—new signage for PLAY NYC

Here's a preview of new signage for PLAY NYC, which hits the streets tomorrow, starting a four week run across New York City. Designed for Street Lab by Alex Ching, these signs will help our staff and our community partners guide kids and families to stay safe, while...

Adding reading to Open Streets in Red Hook

Adding reading to Open Streets in Red Hook

Every Tuesday this summer, Red Hook Initiative is organizing activities for kids and families on the West 9th St Open Street in Brooklyn. We’re supporting this community effort by deploying PLAY NYC, our program to support safe, hands-free play for children on the...

Rolling out PLAY NYC, hands-free play for the street.

Rolling out PLAY NYC, hands-free play for the street.

Since the day we suspended our public programs in March, we’ve been working behind the scenes on how to return to the street and help New York’s public spaces bounce back. The time has come to get back out there. Yesterday, we partnered with Red Hook Initiative to...

A new, communal table for the streets of NYC

A new, communal table for the streets of NYC

When you offer programming on the streets of New York, inches can make all the difference. For many years we have struggled to find tables of different heights, so that we can make good on our promise to serve people of all ages and abilities. Now, with the help of...

Next Steps

Next Steps

Dear friends and followers, We hope you are healthy and safe. Just six weeks ago, we were poised to launch our biggest season ever, with 157 deployments already scheduled across NYC. All of that is now on hold. The need for everyone to stay home has been a near...

Street Lab at work in East Harlem since 2013

Street Lab at work in East Harlem since 2013

Here's a look at one of the great neighborhoods where we've worked over the years. Since 2013, we've brought community-oriented, pop-up programming 77 times to 17 public spaces in East Harlem, and we're planning much more to come. These are a few of the locations...

Highlights from 2019

Highlights from 2019

Dear Friends, A quick update about what we've been working on, and a thought about where we work—public space. In New York City, public space is often a way to get from point A to point B. Sidewalk means: keep walking, there's someone right behind you here. And it...

BUILD NYC comes inside for the winter—join us at Chelsea Market

BUILD NYC comes inside for the winter—join us at Chelsea Market

BUILD NYC lets New Yorkers build together on the street, and now we're bringing it inside to Chelsea Market for winter. Join us every Sunday through 1/5 from 11am-2pm. (Closed 12/22.) All ages and always free. Build. Together. NYC. Thanks to our host Chelsea...