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:

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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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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