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:

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...

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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...

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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...

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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.