Where we work

Our programs pop up in:

Deployments since 2011. Larger dots indicate more visits.

We go to NYC Plazas...

...and NYC Street Festivals

...and NYC Play Streets

...and NYC Parks & Playgrounds

Deployments by Year

Everywhere we go is by request from local groups or city agencies and we prioritize underserved locations. Since 2011, we’ve offered over 750 days of programming in 219 public spaces across New York City.

We also send kits around the world so that other cities can copy our model. So far, we’ve created 47 programming kits for libraries, agencies, and organizations across the globe.

Explore deployments on our blog:

Activating an Open Street in East Harlem

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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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