I am OHNY is a campaign we began in 2011 to highlight and celebrate Open House New York’s diverse community of supporters. Mark Luckie is an author, journalist, and social media strategist, and was the winner of the Time Out New York’s 2015 OHNY Weekend Scavenger Hunt. Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, Mark visited twelve of our most exciting Open Access sites for the Hunt, crisscrossing the five boroughs from the Gould Memorial Library at Bronx Community College to Battery Weed in Staten Island.
“I first heard of Open House New York via a tweet sent by Time Out New York, one of my favorite publications,” says Mark. “I’ve always had a sense of adventure, and the opportunity to see behind the walls of the New York locations I pass by every day was exciting!” Thank you Mark for taking advantage of OHNY Weekend in such a fun way and sharing your adventure!
What do you love most about New York City?
The neighborhoods change block by block and so does the opportunity to experience something new. I can go to a world-class museum, find solitude in Central Park, have mofongo uptown, or go to one of the country’s hottest nightclubs, all in one day if I wanted to.
What is your most memorable Open House New York experience?
Climbing the tower to the top of the Jefferson Market Library for the breathtaking views was an incomparable experience. Making the journey to Battery Weed in Staten Island was a treat as well.
If OHNY could grant you an all-access pass to any place in the city, where would you go and why?
Definitely Rockefeller Center. From the luxe shopping on the ground floor to the Top of the Rock, and all the amazing television studios in between, I’d probably be overwhelmed with happiness.
OHNY is important to New York City because…
We all love New York City. Experiencing its rich history makes us love it even more.
From the Annual OHNY Weekend to its year-round public programs, OHNY offers you opportunities to see the city like you’ve never seen it. With your support, OHNY can continue to open the city to tens of thousands of people throughout the five boroughs, tying us closer to the places, people and stories that make New York the most extraordinary city in the world. Together, we are OHNY.