I AM OHNY is a campaign we began in late 2011 to highlight and celebrate Open House New York’s diverse community of supporters. Vivi Feng is a graphic designer with PS New York. Fans of OHNY will undoubtedly be very familiar with Vivi’s work, as she was one of the designers who created this year’s OHNY Weekend Event Guide! You can even spot Vivi on the guide’s cover—she is the little red blur passing by the Welling Court mural that OHNY commissioned for this year’s cover!
“I only recently discovered OHNY, when I started working for Penny [Hardy, principal of PS New York],” says Vivi, who moved to the city a few years ago from Beijing to attend design school. “But I wish I could have found it a lot earlier!” Thank you, Vivi, for all that you did to make this year’s OHNY Weekend Event Guide as beautiful as it was helpful!
What do you love most about New York City?
I love New York City for its diversity. It can always surprise me, both in good and bad ways; doors open and reveal things I never would have expected.
What is your favorite building and/or neighborhood in the city?
I love the Greenwich Village / West Village area. I like wandering around through the lanes covered with cobblestones.
What was your most memorable OHNY experience?
I would say it was the boat trip down East River this past summer. That was really fun, and I learned a lot from it. Also, modeling for the OHNY guide cover was a pretty memorable experience!
If OHNY could grant you an all-access pass to any place in the city, where would you go, and why?
I’d love to get access to some of the hidden private rooftops around the city! I’m always wondering what the view looks like from different rooftops…
OHNY is important to New York City because…
It enables us to know more about the city we love!
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.