Our quarterly email update
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 works. We’re ushered along a human jet stream to our destination.

But public space itself can also be a destination—a place we want to be—and there are some serious benefits to that. Parks, plazas, and even a patch of unused sidewalk can be a place to encounter something unexpected, stop, be intrigued, do something different, together. 

Our role, as we see it, is to put those opportunities out there. Over the years, tens of thousands of curious New Yorkers have paused to read, draw, build, and explore with us, and with each other, in public space.

Below are a few highlights of the year as it comes to a close. In 2019, we have provided our signature pop-up programs 152 times in the city (the most ever), adding new locations like Times Square, while still serving New Yorkers in underserved, low-income areas of the city where the need is greatest.

Next month, we’ll be in touch to invite you to support our work, but for now, here are some photos to enjoy.

See you on the street,

Leslie and Sam
Co-founders, Street Lab/Uni Project
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We supported emerging and recently-renovated public spaces in the Bronx including Fordham Plaza and St. Mary’s Park with month-long residencies of our programs.

We expanded our work across Manhattan to include multi-week residencies at Washington Square Park, Spring St Park, Chinatown, Times Square, and more.

We began a new initiative to reach at-risk kids living in NYCHA public housing developments with a mix of our open-air programs, serving eight of these developments over the summer.

We launched WRITE NYC, a pop-up public writing room for the streets, stocked with typewriters and other materials for writing.

We collaborated with The Drawing Center to bring a special version of our pop-up art studio to public spaces in West Harlem.

We continued our long-standing partnership with NYC Dept. of Transportation to provide programming at community street festivals in all five boroughs.

We're working on some new pop-up infrastructure in collaboration with Buro Koray Duman to bring more programs to the street in 2020.

You can get a jump on year-end giving by making a donation. Your gift sends a message that all NYC public spaces and New Yorkers have great potential. Thank you!

Please note that our office has moved to Brooklyn. We're at 280 Nevins St Ste 2-9 Brooklyn NY 11217. 
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