OHNY Weekend

Each year Open House New York invites budding and experienced photographers to enter the Focus on Architecture Photo Competition by submitting their best photos taken during OHNY Weekend. Photos were grouped four different categories: Details, Exteriors, Interiors, and People. Photos were submitted this year via Instagram; all images tagged on that platform with the #OHNYwknd hashtag were automatically entered into the competition.

The jury for 2014 included Dee Dunn (Dorothy Dunn Consulting), Penny Hardy (PS New York), Chris Payne (Christopher Payne Photography), and Dylan Thuras (Atlas Obscura). One grand prize winner, and one winner in each category was chosen. In addition, 3-4 photos in each category were also recognized with an Honorable Mention, determined by the number of votes from the panel of jurors. Prizes awarded to the winners included a Sony QX-10 Digital Camera and $100 vouchers for Photo Safaris, courtesy of New York City Photo Safari.

Many thanks to all the entrants and congratulations to the winning photographers!


Grand Prize Winner
supernat13 – Ford Foundation



wpoon38 – Winner – TWA Flight Center
augstagram – Honorable Mention – Knoll
dmz75– Honorable Mention – Weylin B. Seymour’s
thecosmas – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center
ieateggseverymorning – Honorable Mention – Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Clock Tower Tour


A04   A07    A44   A47


dxbrch – Winner – TWA Flight Center
field_condition – Honorable Mention – Kickstarter HQ
eqdwei – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center
maxabroadnyc – Honorable Mention – NY Hall of Science Great Hall
ruotolophoto – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center


B15    B20   B21   B25


yeungkent – Winner – United Nations
chrisjoydesign – Honorable Mention – Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument
j.xiao – Honorable Mention – Cooper Union New Academic Building
eqdwei – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center

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C21     C06    C27


6161810 – Winner – TWA Flight Center
tigi202 – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center
chi_polinka – Honorable Mention – Jefferson Market Library Tower
wei_jien – Honorable Mention – Cooper Union New Academic Building


D35    D09      D39


Every year, changes, cancellations, and updates take place up to and throughout OHNY Weekend. Since the Event Guide went to print, several sites and tours have been added. Changes so far are detailed below, with links to the related web listings. For the most up-to-date info before and during the festival, follow us on Twitter and Facebook









Photo: Nicolas Lemery Nantel for OHNY

Photo: Nicolas Lemery Nantel for OHNY

Planning to take transit out to JFK International Airport to explore the spectacular TWA Flight Center during OHNY Weekend? A word to the wise: plan a bit of extra time for your trip! The Port Authority has just issued a Traffic Advisory affecting access to the JetBlue Terminal (Terminal 5) where the TWA Flight Center is located.

Due to scheduled maintenance, there will be no AirTrain JFK service between Federal Circle and the Central Terminal Area this Saturday. The Port Authority will be running a free shuttle bus service between Federal Circle and all terminals. Click here to read more on the Port Authority’s website.

The TWA Flight Center will still be open to the public, free-of-charge, from 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM this Saturday, October 11, as part of the 12th Annual OHNY Weekend. Click here to read more.



Photo of Hunter’s Point Campus: FXFOWLE

There’s still time left to snag some amazing tours during this year’s OHNY Weekend, this Saturday and Sunday, October 11 & 12! Below, peruse a list of tours that still have tickets available. Make sure to complete your reservation before 12:00 PM (EST) on Thursday, October 9th, when reservations will close.

Bowne House Restoration Tour

Come to Jamaica! See for Yourself!

GLG Headquarters

Horatio Gates and Marinus Willett: Lower Manhattan’s
Forgotten Revolutionary War Heroes and Statesmen

Hunter’s Point Campus

Kings County Distillery

Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School

Lori Weitzner Design Studio

Louis Armstrong House Museum

Maple Grove Cemetery Spirits Alive Twilight Concert

Maple Grove Cemetery Tour

Museum of the City of New York Tour with Ennead Architects

Museum of the City of New York: Curatorial Center

The New School: University Center

NYDesigns Tours

Queens Reuse Center Tour

The Schermerhorn

St. George Neighborhood & Waterfront Tour

Suzanne Tick Home and Studio

Urban Landscapes Along the Water’s Edge in Long Island City

Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype

(Please note that some tours may have sold out since the time that this blog post went live.)

The majority of sites participating in the 12th Annual OHNY Weekend will provide “open access” hours on Saturday, Oct. 11, and/or Sunday, Oct. 12, when visitors can explore at their own pace, on a drop-in basis.

Wondering what there is to see? Here are some fantastic Open Access sites where New Yorkers go to WORK.


Photo: Chuck Choi

Photo: Chuck Choi

Brooklyn Navy Yard

BLDG 92, a LEED-Certified Platinum exhibition and visitors center, tells the story of the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard, the 300-acre site that opened in 1801 as one of America’s first naval shipyards. Today, the Navy Yard is a thriving industrial, commercial, and cultural center. On both Saturday and Sunday, enter the campus through BLDG 92 to grab a Yard map and explore a curated group of fabricators, designers, artist studios and shops open throughout the Yard exclusively for OHNY Weekend. Click here to read more!

Photo of UM Project: Francis Dzikowski

Photo of UM Project: Francis Dzikowski

Interior Design Sites

For the third year in a row, the editors of Interor Design magazine have curated a selection of designers’ spaces for OHNY Weekend. Live, work, play–or is it live, play, work? Regardless of your priority, this year’s designer spaces illuminate work-life integration vividly: creative offices that feel like homes, apartments doubling as workspaces and workshops, so adventurous and creative that you’ll never want to leave. Eight sites will offer Open Access hours on Saturday and Sunday. Click here to peruse the listings for all 13 participating sites!

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Knoll’s Flagship Offices, Showroom, & Retail Shop

The new Midtown location of famed furniture design firm Knoll includes a home design shop on part of the ground level. Directly above are the showroom and headquarters, together occupying three full levels that are suspended over the Avenue. Photo ID required for check-in; office entrance is through the lobby. Architects from ARO will be on-site to talk about the newly designed space from 9am-1pm on Saturday, Oct 11. Click here to read more!