Where we work

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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:

Quarterly email sent! Catch up on our work, fall 2020.

Quarterly email sent! Catch up on our work, fall 2020.

We just clicked send on our quarterly email update, and you can read a copy below. If hearing from us four times a year by email sounds good to you, then sign up anytime! We also share more frequent updates on social media.

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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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NYC Mayor highlights Street Lab and announces 2020 Play Streets

NYC Mayor highlights Street Lab and announces 2020 Play Streets

Mayor Bill de Blasio highlighted Street Lab's new no-touch obstacle course and announced the return of Play Streets this summer in a press conference. In partnership with the Mayor's Office for Criminal Justice and NYC Dept of Transportation, Street Lab will...

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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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