Our work at NYC Play Streets
With the launch of the city’s new Open Streets program, started in response to the pandemic, play streets have officially found a “home” and support from the city’s Dept. of Transportation. Several new play streets have been launched (some run by the Fresh Air Fund) and others are experiencing a kind of re-birth.
We believe that city children need space for unstructured, spontaneous, voluntary play, so will continue to try to play a role in making that happen.
Got a play street in your neighborhood? Let's work together.
Photos of our work at NYC Play Streets:
Uni Reading Room, East Harlem Play Street
Uni Reading Room, West Harlem Play Street
Uni Reading Room, Jennings Play Street, Bronx
Uni Reading Room, Rivera Ave Play Street, Bronx
Uni Reading Room, Irving Play Street, Brooklyn
Uni Reading Room, Forest Ave Play Street, Bronx
Blog posts about our work at NYC Play Streets:
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Activating an Open Street in East Harlem
Today Street Lab went to East Harlem to join our friends at Uptown Grand Central to: activate an Open Street, provide a place for community, and encourage passersby to support local restaurants. We brought PLAY NYC, our program for safe, hands-free play on streets,...
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...