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 you can see how New Yorkers LIVE.

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Photo: c/o Bright ‘n Green

Bright ‘n Green

Utilizing 133 solar panels, natural bio-filtration systems, geothermal Earth Tube heating, super-insulated steel structural panels, Passive House Design, and more, Bright ‘n Green achieves net-zero energy use while facilitating the highest quality of indoor living environment. The site will be open on both Saturday and Sunday of OHNY Weekend. Click here to read more!

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Photo: c/o LIC Partnership

Explore LIC Self-Guided Walking Tour

On Saturday, Oct. 11, walk through Long Island City’s unique industrial landscape, now home to modern manufacturing, technology, and a thriving arts community. This self-guided tour, curated by the LIC Partnership, will lead you through buildings that showcase this diverse neighborhood in its transformation to a modern industrial hub, growing commercial center, emerging cultural circuit and booming residential community. The tour will include stops at several of the new residential towers that have sprouted up in the area. Click here to read more!

Photo: Bettina Johae

Photo: Bettina Johae

TroutHouse

A showcase of thread collective’s philosophy of integrating a broad range of sustainable strategies with a well-crafted modern design, TroutHouse is a four-story building containing the firm’s office and residential space for the partners. The building is Energy Star rated, and has been awarded LEED for Homes Gold. Stop by to explore on Saturday, Oct. 11. Click here to read more!