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Below are a few snapshots of our work in New York City since 2011. To see our latest photos, check out our blog or social media.

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The Uni Portable Reading Room in New York City, 2014

The Uni Portable Reading Room in New York City, 2014

The Uni Portable Reading Room in New York City, 2014

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The Uni portable reading room. Ozone Park Plaza. 2014.

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2011-2013

Here are some of our favorite photo galleries from 2011-2013:

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...

Making a place for learning at NYCHA public housing

Making a place for learning at NYCHA public housing

Many NYC kids who live in low-income neighborhoods report that there is little to do over the summer, especially when camps and cultural institutions are out of reach. To help fix that, for six weeks this summer, we created a safe place to hang out and learn next to...

Creating a place to DRAW together in Times Square

Creating a place to DRAW together in Times Square

Our DRAW program is in the middle of a month-long residency in Times Square. Join us every Wednesday 12-3pm and draw with fellow New Yorkers at an open-air art studio, featuring fine art materials donated by Blick Art Materials and an artist-in-residence. Made...

Highlights from DRAW and WRITE at Chelsea Market in 2019

Highlights from DRAW and WRITE at Chelsea Market in 2019

Here are highlights from a three-month residency of DRAW and a month-long residency of WRITE at Chelsea Market. DRAW is a portable art studio that travels the city and lets New Yorkers draw together. WRITE is a new program that lets New Yorkers write, type, scrawl a...

WRITE wraps up a month-long residency at Chelsea Market

WRITE wraps up a month-long residency at Chelsea Market

After a bustling, month-long residency at Chelsea Market, our WRITE program served a few last patrons before heading out onto the streets for the rest of summer. WRITE is being developed with Therese Cox, a Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellow at Columbia...

EXPLORE in NYC Chinatown supported by Blackstone volunteers

EXPLORE in NYC Chinatown supported by Blackstone volunteers

Residents and visitors to Chinatown had an opportunity to explore urban nature in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Chinatown, thanks to the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Blackstone employees who volunteered and work one-on-one with children. Blackstone has generously...

WRITE together in Chelsea Market

WRITE together in Chelsea Market

Our newest program WRITE continues a month-long residency at Chelsea Market—join us every Sunday from 11am-2pm! WRITE is being developed with Therese Cox, a Heyman Center Public Humanities Fellow at Columbia University. Thanks to our host Chelsea Market.[ngg...

Drawing together at Spring Street Park, a weekly pop-up.

Drawing together at Spring Street Park, a weekly pop-up.

Our DRAW program has begun a six week residency at Spring Street Park in Manhattan. Every Thursday through July 18, take a moment to join your fellow New Yorkers at an open-air art studio, featuring fine art materials and an artist-in-residence. All ages and aways...

EXPLORE lands at Union Square Park

EXPLORE lands at Union Square Park

Today, our pop-up science exhibit EXPLORE returned to Union Square Park to support "It's My Park Day," a celebration of nature, sustainability, and Union Square Park. Thanks to our partners today, including Washington Square Eco Projects and Barnes and Noble (who...

Designing a communal street table with Open Architecture New York

Designing a communal street table with Open Architecture New York

We need a communal table to support our programming, and we want one that will distinguish us from the folding tables out there. But the table still needs be portable and lightweight enough to transport by minivan. Open Architecture New York—an organization that...

Leslie speaking at NYCxDESIGN Week

Leslie speaking at NYCxDESIGN Week

This Friday in Long Island City, Leslie Davol, Co-founder/Executive Director of Street Lab/Uni Project will be speaking on a lunchtime panel as part of NYCxDESIGN Week. Registration here (free).

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—a portable reading room for public space. In 2020, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all of our work together going forward, with much more to come.