Open House New York’s annual urban scavenger hunt is one of our favorite events to organize each year, and this year’s event on Saturday, June 17th, did not disappoint! More than 75 teams participated, with 56 competing for points via Instagram over the course of the day. Participants braved a downpour earlier in the day, which made for some pretty entertaining photos. We were impressed with everyone’s tenacity—this was quite an intrepid group!

This year’s hunt looked back on how much New York City has changed in the 15 years since the very first OHNY Weekend took place back in 2003. Scavenger hunters solved 65 clues about the buildings and places that dominated the headlines during this period of enormous change in the city, and raced across the five boroughs to visit as many of the sites as possible before the clock ran out at 5pm.

Below, we’ve broken down how the day played out, by the numbers. Thanks to everyone who made it out this past weekend, and congratulations to this year’s winners: The Now York Rats and Team Fresh-Skillz, who tied for first place (!), The Bone Zoners, and The Unholy Trinity, which placed third and fourth, respectively. And thanks as well to our friends at A/D/O, which hosted our closing reception!

Total # of photos submitted: 788
Photos submitted per hour: 112.5
Photos submitted per minute: 1.9
Total points scored: 2623
Average points per team: 47

Teams that went to at least one outer borough: 34
Teams that went to 2-3 outer boroughs: 14

Most correctly-identified sites:

 1. Clue #42: World Trade Center Oculus (27 teams)
 2. Clue #22: 111 Eighth Avenue (26 teams)
 3. Clue #58: Eataly (26 teams)
 4. Clue #15: Bank of America Tower (25 teams)
 5. Clue #23: Hearst Tower (25 teams)
 6. Clue #34: High Line 10th Avenue Amphitheater (25 teams)
 7. Clue #38: Fulton Center Sky-Reflector Net (25 teams)

Clues most frequently answered incorrectly:

 1. Clue #55: MoMA QNS (7 teams, all of whom thought this clue referred to PS1)
 2. Clue #65: Apple Store SoHo (6 teams, all of which guessed the Apple Store on Grand Army Plaza,
 while the clue asked for the brand’s *first* NYC location)
 3. Clue #44: Citibike Station at The Plaza (5 teams)
 4. Clue #34: High Line 10th Avenue Amphitheater (4 teams)
 5. Clue #58: Eataly (4 teams)

Most popular outer borough sites:

 1. Clue #14: A/D/O (12 teams)
 2. Clue #11: 5Pointz Site (8 teams)
 3. Clue #39: St. George Ferry Terminal Fish Tanks (7 teams)
 4. Clue #59: TWA Flight Center (7 teams)
 5. Clue #4: The Brooklyner (6 teams)
 6. Clue #26: Citi Field (6 teams)
 7. Clue #30: Rockaway Boardwalk (6 teams)
 8. Clue #33: New York State Pavilion (6 teams)

Least-visited sites:

 1. Clue #16: The New Fulton Fish Market (0 teams – the only clue out of 65 that was not visited by any
 of the competing teams)
 2. Clue #6: Via Verde (1 team)
 3. Clue #31: Kings Theatre (1 team)
 4. Clue #46: Sims Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility (1 team)
 5. Clue #57: IKEA Park (1 team)
 6. Clue #35: Bayonne Bridge (While five teams got points for this clue, only one—Team Heart-Shaped
 Waffles—actually went and stood under the Bridge for a double-point bonus!)

Farthest distance between two sites: As the crow flies, the Rockaway Boardwalk (Clue #30) and the Bayonne Bridge (Clue #35) are roughly equidistant from the Kingsbridge Armory (Clue #32), just over 20 miles away
Shortest distance between two sites: 2 Columbus Circle (Clue #49) and the Time Warner Center (Clue #63) stand about 97 feet apart across Eighth Avenue

Leaderboard (by total points scored):

 1. The Now York Rats (130)
 1. Team Fresh-Skillz (130)
 3. The Bone Zoners (108)
 4. The Unholy Trinity (91)
 5. Heart-Shaped Waffles (89)
 6. Doobs (85)
 7. Jay Jideliov (84)
 8. The Spuyten Duyvils (79)
 9. Olmsted’s Homestead (78)
 10. IND Second System (74)
 11. TimEd (73)
 12. Chugga (69)
 13. SicK (66)
 14. Golden Empire State Bears (63)
 15. Escape to the Country (60)
 15. The Yabaton Twins (60)