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!

Open Access Sites

Of the many things on Open House New York’s organizational wishlist, an OHNY Weekend app to help guide visitors around the city has been at or near the top for years. We are thrilled to announce that through a generous partnership with dsgnfix–a free, location-based iOS app that enables users to search, discover, and share design destinations and experiences–this year we’ve found a great solution. From now through OHNY Weekend (October 11-12), OHNY will be the “Featured Curator” on dsgnfix, transforming this brand new app into the fastest way to find information about the Open Access sites that are nearest to you.

During OHNY Weekend, visitors who download the dsgnfix app to their iPhones will be able to pull up a complete listing of every single participating Open Access site! Listings are organized by what is closest to the user’s real-time location and will change as you move around the city. You can also view sites as a map, letting you easily find your way to the nearest free, drop-in destination.

OHNY Weekend visitors can also use dsgnfix to post and share buildings, parks and streetscapes they discover in NYC during the Weekend. Click here to visit the dsgnfix website to learn more—or visit the App Store on your iPhone and search for “dsgnfix” to download the app today.

Please note: dsgnfix is available for iPhone users only.


Missed Reservation Day for the 12th Annual OHNY Weekend? Fear not! There are still dozens of great tours with a few spots left—but act quickly, as reservations close on Thursday, October 9th, and time is running out!

Wondering what there is to see? Here are three available tours of innovative places where New Yorkers go to WORK.


Photo: Paul Warchol

Photo: Paul Warchol

GLG Group

GLG’s 65,000-square-foot global headquarters, designed by Clive Wilkinson, re-imagines the modern collaborative workplace. Tour this sleek, modern office with GLG staff to learn about what it’s like to work in largest-scale implementation of “activity-based working,” which eschews assigned personal workspaces for a more flexible and shared approach, in the United States. Click here to reserve!


Photo: Garrett Rowland

Photo: Garrett Rowland

Lori Weitzner Design Studio

Lori Weitzner’s studio, designed by Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design, exudes the Weitzner brand and philosophy while also maximizing square footage. The white box studio is a working space that encourages creativity and produces incredible textiles. Tall ceilings, creative storage options, along with a sense of community through open space all contribute to the development of the Weitzner collections. Click here to reserve!


Photo: c/o NYDesigns

Photo: c/o NYDesigns


Tour this CUNY-run Makerspace and incubator and meet entrepreneurs from a number of participating startups, including: Vengo, a cloud-based vending machine; HuxHux, a design studio dedicated to architecture, interior design, & furniture; MTWTF, a graphic design studio; BHold, a 3D printing enterprise; and Zimba Collections, a fashion design studio. Click here to reserve!


For a full list of tours for which you can still reserve slots, visit before October 9th!