Upcoming Programs

 
Cover courtesy of the Architectural League of New York
 
OpenStudios: Emerging Voices
Saturday, July 11, 2015

10am-5pm

 
Open House New York and the Architectural League of New York invite you to OpenStudios: Emerging Voices, an unprecedented opportunity to visit the studios of more than forty of the most inventive and exciting design practices working in the city today.
 
Since 1982 the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices program has recognized architects and designers from across North America whose work and ideas promise new directions for design and practice. One of the most important honors in American architecture, the program is celebrated for its foresight in identifying young architects who go on to make significant contributions to shaping our built environment.
 
Organized to mark the publication of 30 Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015), a new book documenting the program, OpenStudios: Emerging Voices will open the doors to more than forty New York-based Emerging Voices firms for an extraordinary chance to survey a cross-section of the best American designers of the past three decades.
 
OpenStudios: Emerging Voices is a self-guided walking tour. Each ticket holder will be given a map of all participating studios at registration and may visit sites in any order during the hours that they are open; Midtown Manhattan and Queens studios will open from 10am-1pm, and Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn studios from 1-5pm. More detailed information about location and opening hours will be available at registration. Architects and engineers will be on hand at each studio to answer questions and discuss the firm’s work.
 
For more information, and to view the full list of participating firms, click here.
 
Registration
$10 OHNY and League Members
, $20 General Admission.
 
 
 
This program is organized in partnership with  
 
Media partner  
 
 
Photo courtesy of Uber
 
OHNY Preview: Uber NYC
Terminal Stores, Chelsea
Monday, July 13, 2015
6:00 pm
 
Join us for a special peek inside the New York City offices of Uber, the fast-growing technology firm that is transforming the way the world moves. Explore the company's sleek new space with architects Scott Spector and Dexter Tinapay of the Spector Group to learn about how they created a distinctly contemporary office while incorporating unique historical and structural elements of the space, located within the historic Terminal Stores Building in Chelsea.
 
Reservations
This event is open to OHNY members only. Admission is free but reservations are required. Registration begins on June 29 at 10 am here.
 
Not an OHNY Member? Click here to view a list of benefits and join today!
 
 

 

Recent Programs

 

Photo courtesy of Food Bank For New York City
 
The Final Mile: Food Bank of New York
Hunts Point, Bronx
Thursday, June 25, 2015
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
 
Nearly one in five New Yorkers needs a food pantry or soup kitchen at some point in the year. Most of that food comes to them from a 90,000sf warehouse in the Hunts Point Cooperative Market, home to Food Bank For New York City since its founding in 1983. Catch a ride up to this remarkable facility with the Food Bank's Vice President for Research and Public Affairs, Triada Stampas. On-site, Dan Cinquemani, Vice President for Food Distribution, will explain how this unique food distribution network, running parallel to our retail food system, keeps the network of approximately 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens around the city supplied.
 
The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is a year-long series of public programs, organized by Open House New York as part of its ongoing Urban Systems Series. The Final Mile is intended to shed light on New York City’s dynamic and multi-layered food economy while introducing and exploring approaches to render this invisible system more tangible.
 
The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is made possible with generous support from the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation.
 
 
Brooklyn Strand, courtesy of WXY Architecture + Urban Design
 
Projects in Planning: Brooklyn Strand
Presentation by Claire Weisz, Principal, WXY Architecture + Urban Design
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, Grand Army Plaza
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
6:30 - 8:00 pm
 
OHNY members are invited to a presentation of the "Brooklyn Strand," a proposal to link together a series of new and existing parks, plazas, and greenways stretching from Brooklyn Borough Hall to Brooklyn Bridge Park to create a 21-acre gateway for the borough. Join Claire Weisz, founding principal of WXY Architecture + Urban Design, to learn about the plan to reimagine this linear park as one of the borough's great destinations, with enhanced connectivity and meaningful public space.
 
Projects in Planning is a series of OHNY membership events that explores the design and planning process of a single project during its early stages of development. 
 
 
Baldor, courtesy of Baldor Specialty Foods
 
The Final Mile: Baldor Specialty Fodds
Hunts Point, Bronx
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
11:00 am
 
Tour the facility of Baldor, a major regional food distributor that started off as Balducci's Fruit Stand in the Village in 1946, to better understand how private firms fit into the mix in the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the Bronx. Explore the sprawling warehouse with food systems expert Johanna Kolodny, who works directly with suppliers to expand the company's diverse offerings to the New York market. Learn how the company keeps track of the thousands of varieties of fresh food on-site, and how they bring food from a thousand partners around the world to plates across the five boroughs.
 
The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is a year-long series of public programs, organized by Open House New York as part of its ongoing Urban Systems Series. The Final Mile is intended to shed light on New York City’s dynamic and multi-layered food economy while introducing and exploring approaches to render this invisible system more tangible.
 
The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is made possible with generous support from the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation.
 
 
Produce Market, courtesy of NYCEDC
 
The Final Mile: Hunts Point Produce Market
Hunts Point, Bronx
Thursday, May 28, 2015
8:00 am
 
Join OHNY and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) for a trip to the Hunt's Point Produce Market, a co-operative market through which 60% of the produce consumed in the New York Metropolitan Area passes every day. On this morning tour, you'll walk one of the four massive "row" buildings, each a third of a mile long, then visit a variety of packaging plants within the facility. Afterwards, market manager Myra Gordon will lead a group discussion of the role that the produce market plays in the city's food system.
 
The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is a year-long series of public programs, organized by Open House New York as part of its ongoing Urban Systems Series. The Final Mile is intended to shed light on New York City’s dynamic and multi-layered food economy while introducing and exploring approaches to render this invisible system more tangible.
 
The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is made possible with generous support from the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation.
 
 
Javits Center, photo by David Sundberg courtesy of FXFOWLE
 
Monograph in Motion–FXFOWLE: Javits Center Revitalization
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
NEW DATE: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
6:00 pm
 
Get an inside look at the revitalization of the city’s premier venue for large-scale conventions and trade shows with Bruce FowleFXFOWLE founding principal, Alan Steel, President and CEO, New York Convention Center Operating Corporation and Susan Elbin, Director of Conservation and Science, New York City Audubon. Go behind the scenes to learn about FXFOWLE’s design for adapting this massive building to make it more sustainable and better integrated into the fabric of the city. The tour will include a trip to the top of the building to see the largest green roof in New York City, and the city’s newest bird habitat. 
 
Monographs in Motion is a new series of OHNY events that highlights the work of firms that have had a significant impact on New York City's built environment through public tours of the firm's most exemplary projects. Read More
 
 
Bowtie Plaza, rendering courtesy of Times Square Alliance, John Street - Brooklyn Bridge Park, rendering courtesy of MVVA
 
Setting the Stage: A Discussion on the Design of Shared Spaces for Public Life
Cooper Union, Rose Auditorium
Tuesday, May 19
6:30 PM
 
Join us for a discussion about public space design in contemporary New York. Creating spaces intended to serve so many different communities at once is a tall order; hear from the people working on some of the most heavily used destinations in the city about how they’re tackling the challenge. With panelists Claire Fellman, principal, Snøhetta; Regina Myer, president, Brooklyn Bridge Park; Tim Tompkins, president, Times Square Alliance; and Matt Urbanski, principal, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. 
 
This program is part of a special series being organized by Open House New York, the Times Square Alliance / Times Square Arts, and Brooklyn Bridge Park as part of the 2015 NYCxDESIGN celebration. Click here to read more about the series.
 
 
John Street - Brooklyn Bridge Park, rendering courtesy of MVVA
 
OHNY Preview: Brooklyn Bridge Park/Main & John Street Sections
DUMBO, Brooklyn
Monday, May 18 
Tours at 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM
 
Go behind the construction fence at Brooklyn Bridge Park on a hard hat tour with BBP President Regina Myer and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates principal Matt Urbanski to get a peek at the park’s newest sections, set to open later this year. Learn how MVVA and BBP have collaborated to reposition Brooklyn’s waterfront as a destination with an incredible mix of activities and flexible spaces, and get a peek at new features ranging from a tidal salt marsh to a bouldering wall.
 
This program is part of a special series being organized by Open House New York, the Times Square Alliance / Times Square Arts, and Brooklyn Bridge Park as part of the 2015 NYCxDESIGN celebration. Click here to read more about the series.
 
 
Bowtie Plaza, rendering courtesy of Times Square Alliance
 
OHNY Preview: Times Square Plazas
Times Square, Manhattan
Thursday, May 14
4:30 PM
 
Explore the new Times Square Plazas with Times Square Alliance VP of Planning, Policy, & Design Ellen Goldstein and Snøhetta principal Claire Fellman. Get the inside story on how one of the most heavily trafficked spots on the planet is being re-imagined to create more space for public life, and learn about how the project team has worked to ensure that the new plazas will enhance the area’s already legendary street life.
 
This program is part of a special series being organized by Open House New York, the Times Square Alliance / Times Square Arts, and Brooklyn Bridge Park as part of the 2015 NYCxDESIGN celebration. Click here to read more about the series.
 
 
Eleven Times Square, photo by Anton Kisselgoff courtesy of FXFOWLE
 
Monograph in Motion–FXFOWLE: Eleven Times Square/Times Square Redevelopment
Times Square, Manhattan
Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:00 pm
 
Join OHNY and FXFOWLE senior partner Dan Kaplan for a walking tour of 42nd Street to learn about the integral role the firm played in the area’s dramatic transformation over the past two decades, through the design of projects like 4 Times Square, the Reuters Building, and the New York Times Building (in association with Renzo Piano Building Workshop). The tour will end with a trip to FXFOWLE’s Eleven Times Square for a nighttime view of the Crossroads of the World.
 
Monographs in Motion is a new series of OHNY events that highlights the work of firms that have had a significant impact on New York City's built environment through public tours of the firm's most exemplary projects. Read More
 
 
 
How Great Cities Are Fed
A lecture with Karen Karp
SVA Theater, Chelsea, Manhattan
Wednesday, April 29 
6:30 PM
 
In 1929, Walter Hedden published “How Great Cities Are Fed,” a richly detailed study of New York City’s food system commissioned in the face of a looming railroad strike. Amazingly, it remains the most recent comprehensive study of its kind to this day. Join New York-based food systems expert Karen Karp, president of Karp Resources, and Robert LaValva, founder and president of the New Amsterdam Market, for a very special public talk and discussion to kick off The Final Mile.
 
Karp, currently in the midst of producing a podcast on contemporary urban food systems inspired by Hedden’s seminal work, and LaValva will frame the relationship between food and cities and lay out some of the key issues that we will explore over the coming year.
 
Learn about how the movement of food has impacted the shape, look, and flow of the physical city: its buildings, its infrastructure, and its public spaces. Discover how the evolution of the food system has mirrored (and even facilitated) historical population shifts, and consider how current trends might re-shape the city again over the coming decades, as New York City looks to add another 1.5 million residents by 2030.
 
The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is a year-long series of public programs, organized by Open House New York as part of its ongoing Urban Systems Series. The Final Mile is intended to shed light on New York City’s dynamic and multi-layered food economy while introducing and exploring approaches to render this invisible system more tangible.
 
The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is made possible with generous support from the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation.
 
 
Fulton Fish Market, courtesy of NYCEDC
 
The Final Mile: New Fulton Fish Market
Hunts Point, The Bronx
Friday, April 24 
4:00 AM
 
Set your alarm clock early for a trip to the New Fulton Fish Market with OHNY and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), where you’ll see the principal wholesale market for seafood in the New York City area in full swing. Learn about the history of the market, located in the historic South Street Seaport area until 2005, on the bus ride there, and then walk the massive market shed with Security Director Victor Seguinot. Talk to vendors, jobbers, buyers, and other market regulars and hear about life in the city’s food hub.
 
The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is a year-long series of public programs, organized by Open House New York as part of its ongoing Urban Systems Series. The Final Mile is intended to shed light on New York City’s dynamic and multi-layered food economy while introducing and exploring approaches to render this invisible system more tangible.
 
The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York is made possible with generous support from the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation.
 
 
Julliard School, photo by Chris Cooper courtesy of FXFOWLE
 
Monograph in Motion–FXFOWLE: The Juilliard School at Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center, Manhattan
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
6:00 pm
 
Explore the home of one of the most revered places in New York City’s performing arts world with FXFOWLE principal Michael Syracuse. Learn about the firm’s collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro on the renovation and expansion of Alice Tully Hall, which created an additional 39,000 square feet of rehearsal and performance space atop Juilliard’s 1969 building, part of the Lincoln Center campus.
 
Monographs in Motion is a new series of OHNY events that highlights the work of firms that have had a significant impact on New York City's built environment through public tours of the firm's most exemplary projects. Read More
 
 
Woolworth Building lobby, photo by Nicolas Lemery Nantel
 
Landmark Dash
Saturday, April 18, 2015 
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
 
Open House New York and the New York School of Interior Design invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of New York City's groundbreaking landmarks preservation law with a daylong race through some of New York's most spectacular landmark interiors, competing against the clock--and other teams--to complete challenges, earn points, and win prizes.
 
Ready, Set, Dash! 
• Register and play in teams of 2-4 people.
• On the day of the Dash, your team will travel to a dozen landmark interiors around the city, many of which are not normally open to the general public.
• At each site, you'll complete a challenge related to the interior's unique architectural and decorative features.
• Once you've completed the challenge, you'll earn points, and learn the location of the next site along the route.
• At the end of the day, teams will gather for a reception where points will be tallied and prizes awarded!
 
Click here to read more about the Landmark Dash, the prizes, and how you can participate. 
 
Landmark Dash is organized by Open House New York in partnership with 
 
 
Domino Sugar Refinery Redevelopment, courtesy of SHoP Architects
 
Projects in Planning: Domino Sugar Refinery Redevelopment
Presentation by Vishaan Chakrabarti, Principal, SHoP Architects
Scholastic Auditorium, 557 Broadway, SoHo
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 
6:30 pm
 
OHNY members are invited to a presentation of SHoP Architects' master plan for the redevelopment of Brooklyn's iconic Domino Sugar Refinery. With a renovated refinery building as its "nerve center," the project is expected to create a 24/7 mix of creative office space, market-rate and affordable housing, retail shops, community facilities, and public open spaces. The distinctive buildings, which will create a new skyline for Brooklyn, are designed to allow light and air to penetrate through the site into the neighborhood beyond. 
 
Projects in Planning is a new series of OHNY membership events that explores the design and planning process of a single project during its early stages of development.
 
 
One Vanderbilt Avenue, courtesy of Kohn Petersen Fox Associates
 
Projects in Planning: One Vanderbilt Avenue
Presentation by James von Klemperer, President and Design Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Cooper Union, Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
Thursday, February 19, 2015 
6:30 pm
 
OHNY members are invited to a special presentation of One Vanderbilt Avenue, a 65-story office building designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates across from Grand Central Terminal at East 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue. The project, the first in what is expected to be a reinvention of Midtown East, will transform the neighborhood, with a new pedestrian plaza on Vanderbilt between 42nd and 43rd Streets; enhanced connections to Grand Central's platforms; and a new public transit hall.
 
This event co-sponsored by Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education & Public Programs.   
 
Projects in Planning is a new series of OHNY membership events that explores the design and planning process of a single project during its early stages of development.
 
 
Sky Reflector-Net (2014) © James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects, and Arup, Fulton Center.
Commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts & Design. Photo by James Ewing Photography.
 
OHNY Preview: Fulton Center
Fulton Center, Lower Manhattan
Thursday, January 22, 2015 
6:30 pm
 
Get an insider's perspective on the construction of Lower Manhattan's newest landmark, the gem-like Fulton Center transit hub, during a special OHNY Preview of the building with Nikolas Dando-Haenisch, Principal in Charge for Grimshaw Architects. Learn about how the design team shaped this massively complex piece of infrastructure while creating an uplifting interior space that brightens the commutes of more than 300,000 passengers every day. 
 
 
Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center, photo by Nicolas Lemery Nantel / salokin.com
 
Making Space: a Discussion on the Future of Manufacturing in NYC
Digital Sandbox, 55 Broad Street, Manhattan
Thursday, January 15, 2015
6:30 -8:00 pm
 
Open House New York and New York City Economic Development Corporation's Making it Here series set out to explore how manufacturing occupies space in the city today by asking: when demand for space is so high, where does manufacturing fit in? And in the age of globalization, when you can make something anywhere, why make it here?
 
Through OHNY's visits to more than forty industrial campuses, factories, and makerspaces, one thing was clear: there will always be manufacturers who love New York and want to be part of creating the city's vitality, despite the challenges they face in finding the space to do so. Making it Here concludes with a panel discussion that will look at how urban design and planning can be used to better integrate industry across the city. Read More
 
Panelists:
Brian Coleman, Director, Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center
Miquela Craytor, Director of Industrial & Income Mobility, NYCEDC (Moderator)
Adam Friedman, Director, Pratt Center for Community Development
Tod Greenfield, Vice President, Martin Greenfield Clothiers, and Board President, EWVIDCO
Nina Rappaport, Curator and Project Director, Vertical Urban Factory
Barika Williams, Deputy Director, Association for Housing and Neighborhood Development.
 
 
 
12th Annual Open House New York Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, 2014 
 
On October 11-12, OHNY Weekend opened up hundreds of buildings and sites across the five boroughs for tours and talks. OHNY Weekend celebrates the best of New York architecture and engages the public in a conversation about the importance of design, planning, and preservation to the future of the city.
 
 
Long Island City, photo by Flickr user Joe Mabel
 
Making it Here: Long Island City Neighborhood Tour
Friday, September 5, 2014 
11 am - 1 pm
 
As the Hunters Point area of Long Island City has changed from an industrial to a residential neighborhood, some smaller manufacturers are taking root in the new mix as the area's Industrial Business Zone still holds. Join Vertical Urban Factory's Nina Rappaport for a walking tour of historic industrial sites, from the former power station to the gantries and the iconic Pepsi Sign, and visit several niche manufacturers thriving in the area today, including a brewery, a fabricator, and a woodworker. This tour is part of Making it Here. Click here to learn more about the series.
 
Reservations begin August 22 at 10 am here.
 
 
Martin Greenfield Clothiers, photo by Flickr user Tod Greenfield
 
Making it Here: Martin Greenfield Clothiers
Monday, August 18, 2014 
10 am
 
Martin Greenfield, a Brooklyn manufacturer of hand tailored men's clothing, founded Martin Greenfield Clothiers in 1977 when he bought the factory from his former employer, GGG Clothes, which had occupied the site since 1917. Tour the factory floor with Vice President Tod Greenfield to learn about how this family-owned and operated business has survived in New York by focusing on high-quality production, and how the company has worked with other local manufacturers to help protect industrial space in the neighborhood over the past several decades, despite mounting redevelopment pressures. This tour is part of Making it Here. Click here to learn more about the series.
 
 
Port Morris, photo by Flickr user Dan DeLuca
 
Making it Here: Port Morris Neighborhood Tour
Friday, August 15, 2014 
12 pm
 
In response to increasing real estate speculation in industrial districts amidst the re-zonings of the mid-2000s, the Bloomberg Administration created sixteen Industrial Business Zones (IBZs) in the four outer boroughs that are preserved for industrial uses. Join Stephane Hyacinthe of SoBRO, the organization that manages all five Bronx IBZs, for a tour of several factories in the historic Port Morris area to learn more about how space for manufacturers is being safeguarded in the South Bronx. This tour is part of Making it Here. Click here to learn more about the series.
 
 

Green-Wood Cemetery, photo by Bohb Jasingh
 
OHNY Summer Reception: Green-Wood Cemetery
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
 
Reception, 6-8:30 pm
Tours, 6:00, 6:15, and 6:30
 
Join Open House New York for its annual Summer Reception, a special event for OHNY members, at the rarely opened catacombs in Green-Wood Cemetery. Tour the verdant grounds to learn about the rich history of the site, its remarkable architecture, and the fascinating figures in New York culture who are buried there. Afterwards, enjoy light refreshments while exploring the candlelit catacombs. 
 
 
Chrysler Building, © Wolfgang Hoyt/Esto
 
New York Art Deco Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, August 9, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
 
Join Open House New York and the Art Deco Society of New York for the first-ever citywide New York Art Deco Scavenger Hunt. Spend the day exploring the city and taking photographs of some of the most stunning Art Deco buildings that New York - the capital of the Art Deco movement - has to offer.
 
Hunt alone or as a team to decipher dozens of clues that will lead you on a Deco-themed adventure across the city. The hunt begins at Open House New York at 10:00 AM and concludes at 5:00 PM. Decipher more than 60 clues and post photos of you and your team in front of the Deco landmarks on Instagram.
 
At the end of the day, relax with drinks on the elegant terrace of the Museum of the City of New York overlooking the Central Park Conservancy Gardens. Points will be tallied and prizes will be awarded at the closing reception. 
 
Prizes
- A glamorous cruise around Manhattan on a chic 1920s yacht with all the style of The Great Gatsby
- Brunch at the wonderful Chez Josephine, a restaurant inspired by the magnificent Josephine Baker herself
- A beautiful set of Art Deco cocktail shakers and complimentary bottles of prosecco. 
 
 
Photo by OHNY
 
Making it Here: Red Hook Neighborhood Tour
Friday, August 8, 2014 
3 pm
 
Walk the streets of Red Hook with urban manufacturing experts from the Pratt Center for Community Development and the Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation to explore a unique mix of historic spaces and innovative businesses. This tour will focus on land use issues in an industrial neighborhood and the relationships between design and production. This tour is part of Making it Here. Click here to learn more about the series.
 
 
OHNY East River Boat Tour, photo by Nicolas Lemery Nantel / salokin.com
 
East River Boat Tour with WXY and SHoP
Saturday, August 2, 2014
12:30 - 2:30 pm
 
Over the past two decades, the ecological restoration of New York's East River has helped open its waterfront to significant new development. Several major projects, proposed or now in construction, will further transform the East River into a bustling center of residential and commercial activity. Join Open House New York for its annual summer boat tour up the East River for a discussion about architecture and urban design along this revitalized waterway. 
 
Speakers include Claire Weisz, Principal of WXY Architecture + Urban Design; Angelica Trevino Baccon, Senior Design Associate, SHoP Architects; and Captain Pamela Hepburn, Founder and Director, Tug Pegasus Preservation Project. 
 
 
Photo courtesy of National Elevator Cab & Door
 
Making it Here: National Elevator Cab & Door Factory Tour
Friday, August 1, 2014
Tours at 9 and 11 am
 
In an old art deco factory building off the R-train in Queens, National Elevator Cab & Door Corporation builds the elevator cabs that carry millions of New Yorkers every day. Learn about how the city’s uniquely robust demand for vertical transportation has allowed this family-owned and operated manufacturing business to grow in place during its more than eighty-year history. This tour is part of Making it Here. Click here to learn more about the series.
 
 
Photo by OHNY
 
Making it Here: Edison Price Factory Tour
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
2:00 pm
 
Edison Price Lighting has designed and manufactured innovative, energy-efficient architectural lighting fixtures since 1952. Join Vertical Urban Factory curator and project director Nina Rappaport for a tour of the Edison Price factory to learn about how the company adapted its business model over time, working directly with architects and designers and specializing in highly customized lighting fixtures. This tour is part of Making it Here. Click here to learn more about the series.
 
 
221 McKibben Street, courtesy of GMDC
 
Making it Here: Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center
Friday, June 20, 2014
12:00 pm
 
When a factory in East Williamsburg closed in 2007—taking a hundred local manufacturing jobs with it—the Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center, a mission-driven non-profit industrial developer, purchased the historic building and brought it back to life as a hive of industrial activity. Join GMDC staff for a tour of a selection of the dozen businesses that have located at the McKibbin Street facility, home once again to nearly a hundred industrial jobs. This tour is part of Making it Here. Click here to learn more about the series.
 
 

Brooklyn Navy Yard, courtesy of Brooklyn Navy Yard

 
Making it Here: Brooklyn Navy Yard
Friday, June 6, 2014
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
 

Spend the morning exploring the sprawling Brooklyn Navy Yard campus, considered a model 21st-century industrial park. The program will include stops at cutting edge manufacturing spaces, including the BetaLab and Situ Studio's production facility, as well as the new Making it in NYC exhibition at BLDG 92. This tour is part of Making it Here.  Click here to learn more about the series.

 

Gowanus Canal by Andrew Nicholas, courtesy of Gowanus Canal Conservancy
 
OHNY Gowanus Boat Tour
Sunday, June 1, 2014
12:00 and 2:00 pm
 
What happens when one of New York City's most polluted waterways starts to transition from industrial zone to mixed use neighborhood? Join David Briggs of Gowanus by Design and Hans Hesselein of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy for an OHNY boat tour up the Gowanus Canal - "Brooklyn's coolest SuperFund Site" - to learn how the challenges created by dirty industry in the 20th century are being addressed through 21st century urban design strategies. 
 
 
Brooklyn Navy Yard by Nicolas Lemery Nantel / salokin.com
 
Making it Here: Brooklyn Army Terminal 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
3:00 pm
 
Join representatives from New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Industrial Desk to see how Cass Gilbert’s massive BAT complex, with its iconic atrium, has been incrementally re-imagined as a mixed-use hub for manufacturing, commerce, and cultural activity over the past three decades. This tour is part of Making it Here.  Click here to learn more about the series.
 
 
Standard Motos Building courtesy of Nina Rapapport
 
Making it Here: Standard Motors Building
Friday, May 16, 2014
3:00 pm
 
Tour a variety of niche manufacturing spaces, along with Brooklyn Grange’s expansive rooftop farm, with Vertical Urban Factory curator and project director Nina Rappaport, and learn about how and why private developer Acumen Capital Partners LLC is investing in the revitalization of New York’s industrial infrastructure. This tour is part of Making it Here.  Click here to learn more about the series.
 
Missed the tour? Check out our event recap on our Blog
 
 
Temple Emanu-El by Hildreth Meière Dunn
 
Hidden in Plain Sight
The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Self guided tours 2-5 pm 
 
Open House New York invites you to rediscover the work of Hildreth Meière (1892-1961), one of the most acclaimed American decorative artists of the 20th century, during a Sundayafternoon open house of the artist’s most spectacular mosaic murals, wall sculptures, stained glass windows, and other unique works. 
 
Often hidden in plain sight, Meière’s monumental works - completed over the course of a forty-year career - can be found throughout the city and around the country. Largely forgotten today, Meière was once considered the most famous muralist of the Art Deco period, and the most prolific in the country at a time when few female artists achieved such renown. 
 
This event is organized as a self-guided walking tour. Each ticket holder will be given a map of featured sites at the start of the event, which they may visit in any order. Guest speakers will be at select sites to discuss the artist’s work and answer questions. 
 
Organized by Open House New York and the International Hildreth Meière Association, this event coincides with the publication of The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière (Andrea Monfried Editions).
 
Featured Sites
32 Avenue of the Americas*
Radio City Music Hall
St. Bartholomew’s Church**
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue*
Temple Emanu-El*
 
*Guest speakers onsite
**Authors of The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière will be onsite
 
This event is made possible with the generous support of  SICIS
 
Missed the program? Check out photos from the event on our Facebook page.
 
 
Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216 courtesy of WORKac
 
OHNY Preview: Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216
Saturday, April 25, 2014
1 pm
 
Sam Dufaux from WORKac and Kathryn Heaberg from Edible Schoolyard NYC will lead a members-only tour of New York City’s first Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 216, the Arturo Toscanini School in Gravesend, Brooklyn. Join us for a chance to explore the half-acre organic garden, kitchen classroom, and greenhouse, and learn about Edible Schoolyard NYC, which partners with public schools to build organic gardens and kitchen classrooms for children to engage in hands-on learning in disadvantaged areas throughout New York City. Edible Schoolyard NYC is a founding affiliate of the innovative Edible Schoolyard Project created by chef Alice Waters in 1995. 
 
 
Historic Front Street courtesy of COOKFOX Architects
 
Seaport Series: Historic Front Street
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
5 pm
 
Rick Cook, principal of COOKFOX Architects, leads a tour of Historic Front Street, a dynamic mixed-use complex of shops and apartments that thoughtfully fuses contemporary design with a block of formerly neglected historic brick warehouses from the Seaport's heyday. Get inside one of the apartments, tour the interior courtyards, and learn about how the neighborhood's rich history is informing the architecture of its revitalization today, and how Historic Front Street's post-Sandy retrofit could provide a model for post-disaster recovery in historic areas in the future.
 
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Sims Sunset Park Material Recovering Facility by Nikolas Koening
 
OHNY Preview: Sims Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility
Saturday, April 26, 2014
1 pm
 
Tom Outerbridge, General Manager of Sims Municipal Recycling, and Annabelle Selldorf, Principal of Selldorf Architects, will lead a members-only preview of the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility. Located on an 11-acre pier on Sunset Park’s waterfront, and built of 98% recycled steel, the facility will serve as the principal processing center for all of New York City’s curbside metal, glass, and plastic recyclables. The 140,000 sf complex includes the Tipping Building, where recyclables will arrive by barge, and an education center, where will students learn about recycling.
 
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Pier 4 Beach rendering by Michael Van Valkenburg Associates
 
OHNY Preview: Brooklyn Bridge Park Piers 2 and 4
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
4:30 and 6:30 pm
 
Regina Myer, President of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation; Patricia Kirshner, VP of Capital Planning and Construction; and Leigh Trucks, Director of Capital Projects, will lead two back-to-back members-only previews of Pier 2 and Pier 4 Beach, the latest phase of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Once completed, Pier 2 will offer five-acres of recreational space, while Pier 4 Beach will include an accessible beach for launching kayaks and small water craft. The tour will highlight the park's consistent commitment to waterfront access, sustainability and continuity of the industrial heritage of the site.
 
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openstudios Flatiron District
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Studio tours, 1-5 pm 
Reception 5-7 pm 
 
Open House New York invites you inside the studios and offices of some of the city’s leading architects, designers, and engineers during openstudios Flatiron District, a Saturday afternoon open house celebrating the neighborhood as a thriving center of architecture and design. Visit the spaces where architects work, see new projects in the design phase, and meet the individuals who are helping to shape the city's future.
 
openstudios Flatiron District is a self-guided walking tour; each ticket holder will be given a map of all participating studios at the start of the event, which they may visit in any order. Architects and engineers will be on hand at each studio to answer questions and discuss the firm's work. A reception will follow the studio tours.
 
Participating studios
Reception generously sponsored by