Partners

Here are some of the great people we work in New York City and beyond—our partners.

Host Partners

Everywhere we go, we are hosted by local partners with deep knowledge about NYC neighborhoods. These host partners include business improvement district organizations, development corporations, civic associations, youth development organizations, community centers, and more. In addition, we partner with city agencies, including the NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Mayor’s Office for Criminal Justice, to better reach the neediest locations and align our work with important citywide initiatives. Our host partners include:

  • 82nd St Partnership
  • 125th Street BID
  • 500 Men Making a Difference
  • Alliance for Coney Island
  • Asian Americans for Equality
  • Astoria Park Alliance
  • Avenues
  • Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Services Corp. (BACDYS)
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Gateway BID
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Youth, Education, and Safety Task Force
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corp.
  • Bridge Street Development Corp.
  • Bringing the Peace
  • Bronx Museum of the Arts
  • Brooklyn Book Festival
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Brownsville Community Justice Center
  • Caldwell Youth
  • CAMBA/Beacon Community Center at PS 269
  • Central Park Zoo
  • Chinatown Partnership
  • Claremont Health Village
  • Community League of the Heights
  • Concrete Safaris
  • Creative Good
  • The Desk Set
  • Dunton Block & Civic Association
  • East New York Farms
  • FDR Four Freedoms Park Conservancy
  • Fordham Road BID
  • Friends of Astoria Heights Playground
  • Friends of Bogardus Plaza
  • Friends of Colonel Young Park
  • Friends of Diversity Plaza
  • Friends of Stryker Park
  • Friends of Washington Market Park
  • Friends of White Park Alliance
  • Fulton Area Business (FAB) Alliance
  • Graham Avenue BID
  • Grand Central Partnership
  • Green Below 14
  • Harvest Home
  • Hamilton Heights-West Harlem CPO
  • Hibridos Collective
  • Hunts Point Alliance for Children
  • Jackson Heights Green Alliance
  • Jumpstart
  • Kensington Stewards
  • Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
  • Merchants of Third Avenue
  • Midwood Development Corporation
  • MoMA PS1
  • Montague St BID
  • MS223
  • Municipal Art Society
  • Myrtle Avenue BID
  • National Book Foundation
  • Neighborhood Plaza Partnership
  • Nelrak Child Development Center
  • New Harlem East Merchants’ Association
  • National Book Foundation
  • New Amsterdam Market
  • New East Harlem Merchants’ Association
  • New Museum
  • New York Kids Foundation
  • North Flatbush Ave BID
  • NYC DOT
  • NYC PARKS
  • NYC Administration for Children’s Services
  • The Parkside Committee
  • Park Slope 5th Avenue BID
  • Pitkin Ave BID
  • Plaza33
  • Queens Library
  • Queens Museum
  • Reach Out and Read of Greater NY
  • Ridgewood Local Development Corp/Myrtle Ave BID
  • Rockaway Waterfront Alliance
  • Southern Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation
  • Seward Park Housing Coop
  • SIBOC
  • St. John’s Place Family Center
  • Social Innovation Week: WetheSocial.org
  • SOS Bed-Stuy
  • SOS Crown Heights
  • SOS South Bronx and Morrisania
  • Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of of Art and Storytelling
  • SUKHI
  • Summer on the Hudson
  • Sunnyside Shines BID
  • Sunset Park BID
  • Talking Transitions
  • TD Bank
  • Thai Community NYC/Qi Will, Inc.
  • Trust for Governors Island
  • Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
  • Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation (WHIDC)
  • Washington Square Park Conservancy
  • West Harlem Art Fund
  • Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDCo)
  • Word Up Community Bookstore
  • Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice

Programming Partners

We often invite artists, experts, local libraries, museums, and other cultural and educational nonprofits to “pop-up” with us. Some of these partners also have a regular presence in our programs through materials they have contributed—for example, in the case of The Drawing Center in our DRAW program, and Washington Square Park Eco Projects in our EXPLORE program. Our programming partners include: 

 

  • Aliens in NY/Rica Takashima
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Lisa Bateman
  • La Casa Azul Bookstore
  • Andrew Collins
  • Better Living through Mathematics
  • Jared Green’s Flash Fiction
  • HYPOTHEkids
  • New York Public Library
  • Parson School of Design (students of Prof. Rachel Urkowitz)
  • SoHo Memory Project
  • The Drawing Center
  • Queens Library
  • Washington Square Park EcoProjects/Local Ecologist
  • Wildlife Conservation Society/Central Park Zoo
  • Word Up Community Bookstore

Design Partners

  • Höweler + Yoon Architecture, LLP, with Prof. J. Meejin Yoon of MIT (Uni carts, tower, benches ’11-16, with Eric Höweler, Meejin Yoon, Parker Lee, Ryan Murphy, Thena Tak, James Coleman, David Costanza, Jeremy Jih, and Alexander William Marshall)
  • Joana Torres (sign kiosk ’16)
  • OAC Collaborative and Hannah Berkin-Harper (2019)
  • B-KD (Büro Koray Duman) (2019)

Fabrication Partners

  • Bill Bancroft Design
  • Jaywalk Studio
  • Beartown
  • Höweler + Yoon Architecture, LLP (with Jeremy Jih, David Costanza, Alexander William Marshall, Kelly Shaw, Sung Woo Jang, Max Wong, Joanna Rodriguez-Noyola, James Coleman, Cyrus Dochow, Parker Lee, and Thena Tak)

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.