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In July 1916, New York became the first American city to adopt a radical zoning resolution to control the height, bulk, and use of its buildings, an act so unprecedented that its authors were not even sure it was legal. In the century since, zoning has become the city’s most potent instrument for shaping its […]

This Saturday, June 11th, Open House New York’s Field Guide: North Brooklyn will open more than twenty sites across central Williamsburg and Greenpoint. From design studios to cultural spaces to working factories and fabrication shops, the line-up of participating sites represents the dynamic mix of uses made possible by the area’s finely grained urban fabric, […]

Saturday, June 11, 2016 Williamsburg and Greenpoint 12:30 PM Check-in (Kinfolk 90, 90 Wythe Avenue) 1:00-5:00 PM Sites Open Open House New York invites you to Field Guide, a one-day event that explores a single neighborhood through its buildings. Field Guide opens the doors to a wide cross-section of sites–from design studios and fabrication shops […]

Open House New York’s Monograph in Motion is an ongoing series of public tours celebrating the work of design firms that have had a significant impact on New York City’s built environment. Monograph in Motion tours illuminate how larger ideas about design and urbanism are expressed through a firm’s buildings and how those ideas evolve […]

If there is an architectural expression of New York’s current obsession with food, it is the food hall. Combining elements of the enclosed public markets of the 19th century with the food courts of the 1970s, today’s food halls constitute, as one writer observed, “the most significant development in restaurant real estate this decade.” Open […]

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