A Peek Inside the City’s Most Iconic and Hidden Architectural Sites at this Year’s Open House New York
A number of New York City city’s most architecturally and culturally significant sites and landmarks—some public, others tucked away and hidden—will open their doors for the 14th annual Open House New York Weekend (OHNY) on October 15 and 16. New Yorkers will have the chance to step inside the AT&T Long Distance Building lobby and peer up at the impressive art deco mural designed by Hildreth Meière or tour Minetta Lane Residence, the personal West Village home of architect and contractor Adam Kushner. The weekend-long event will include sites across all five boroughs, from civic structures and religious edifices to private apartments and artist workshops and public parks. Most of the sites will have open access, which means you can walk right in. Other sites, however, do require reservations in advance. On-site talks, tours, and special programs just for kids will additionally be available at certain locations.
We’ve highlighted some of our favorite, must-sees on this year’s program:
LeFrak Center at Lakeside | Brooklyn Historical Society | CUNY Bronx Community College: Marcel Breuer Buildings | Louis Armstrong House Museum | Noguchi Museum | New York State Pavilion | Center for Architecture | NYPL 53rd Street Branch | Westbeth Artist Housing | Quiet by Design: Tudor City | Lite Brite Neon Studio | Elmhurst Library | Urby Staten Island
Go to ohny.org for more details including event times, addresses, and reservation information.