I AM OHNY is a campaign we began in late 2011 to highlight and celebrate OHNY’s community of supporters. This week, we sat down with Jacqueline Shaw – OHNY Weekend District Coordinator – to ask her about OHNY and why she loves New York City.

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Jacqueline Shaw

Architect
Lives in Fort Greene
OHNY since 2012

Are you a native New Yorker? When and why did you move here?
I’m from Southern California and I moved here in September 2011 after living in Michigan. I moved to New York when a job opportunity presented itself. I think at some point in my life I always knew I would slowly migrate east.

What do you find most inspiring about New York City?
Everyone in this city has so much ambition and ability to make things happen. I’ve met some of the most creative and talented people here and I am always amazed at what an individual can accomplish in a networked city like New York.

What is your favorite place/neighborhood in the city?
The last few months I’ve been spending most of my days in the Financial District and the South Street Seaport. I have to say, I absolutely love it.

What is New York’s best-kept secret?
Not so much a secret, but The Cloisters in Washington Heights is one of my favorite places to go to simultaneously get out of the city and stay in it.

What is your most memorable OHNY site or program?
Can I pick two? I was able to go on a private tour of Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, CT because of the generosity and kindness of another long-time supporter of OHNY and previous I AM OHNY spotlight, Bob Baker. We had such a fantastic day and it’s something I will always remember. And I think everyone loves the opportunity to visit Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Terminal.

If OHNY could grant you an all-access pass to any place in the city, where would you go?
This changes for me constantly, but right now it would be Paul Rudolph’s residence at 23 Beekman Place. Or the new Whitney Museum between the High Line and Hudson River while under construction.

OHNY is important to New York City because…
In a city of so many people and opportunities, it’s really nice to share unforgettable moments and learn about unforgettable spaces with a few.

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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.

 

 

I AM OHNY is a campaign we began in late 2011 to highlight and celebrate OHNY’s diverse community of supporters. This week, we sat down with Eric Ball – OHNY member, OHNY Weekend District Coordinator, and 2011 Weekend Committee – to ask him about his view of OHNY and why he loves New York City.

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Eric Ball

Architect
Lives in Chinatown
OHNY since 2011

Are you a native New Yorker? When and why did you move here?
No, I grew up in Tulsa, studied Architecture at USC in Los Angeles, and moved to New York almost 5 years ago looking for work.

What do you find most inspiring about New York City?
The diversity of a subway car

What is your favorite place/neighborhood in the city?
I love people watching around where I live in Chinatown on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

What is New York’s best-kept secret?
Broadway rush tickets

When did you first become involved with OHNY?
In 2011 I sat on the weekend site committee

What is your most memorable OHNY site or program?
Going under the Hudson River on the SuperPier tour to see inside one of the floating caissons built to support Pier 57

If OHNY could grant you an all-access pass to any place in the city, where would you go?
The construction of the new Second Avenue subway tunnels

OHNY is important to New York City because…
Seeing inside what’s around you makes a place feel like home.

 

JOIN ERIC AND BECOME AN INSIDER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
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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.

 

 

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Each year openhousenewyork invites budding and experienced photographers to enter the Focus on Architecture Photo Competition by submitting their best photos taken during OHNY Weekend. Participants competed in four different categories: Details, Exteriors, Interiors, and People. Each participant was able to submit one photo in each category to be considered by our panel of esteemed judges including Stanley Greenberg. Sean Hemmerle, Elliott Kaufman, Erica Stoller, and Gregory Wessner.

One grand prize winner, and one winner in each category was chosen. In addition, two photos in each category were also recognized with an Honorable Mention by the judges. Prizes awarded to the winners included an iPad and $100 vouchers for Photo Safaris, courtesy of New York City Photo Safari.

The 2013 Focus on Architecture Competition was our most successful yet, with a record number of entries. Many thanks to all the entrants and congratulations to the winning photographers! To view all winning photos, visit our Facebook album. To see all submissions, visit our Flickr group.

 

Grand Prize Winner
Caterina Gallizoli – TWA Flight Center

Details
Anja Rudiger – Winner – Morton Loft
Elaine Knapp – Honorable Mention – Grand Lodge of Masons
Fan Yang – Honorable Mention – Ford Foundation

Exteriors
Eli Goteiner – Winner – 4545 Center Boulevard
Benjamin Lam – Honorable Mention – New York City Photo Safari: Lower Manhattan
Angela Pons – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center

Interiors
Elizabeth Tom – Winner – Rockefeller University
Eli Goteiner – Honorable Mention – Union Theological Seminary
Fan Yang – Honorable Mention – Ford Foundation

People
Andreas Karlsson-Ofori – Winner – Morris-Jummel Mansion
Chari Friday – Honorable Mention – TWA Flight Center
Jonathan Morefield – Honorable Mention – 4 World Trade Center

OHNY Preview: Lakeside at Prospect Park

 

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Photo: Michael Moran/OTTO

 

Saturday, December 7, 2013
1pm

openhousenewyork invites OHNY members to preview the new Lakeside Center at Prospect Park with landscape architect Christian Zimmerman. A return to Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s original vision for Prospect Park, Lakeside seamlessly blends into the surrounding parkland. The 25,000 sq ft facility–designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects with landscape design by Christian Zimmerman–is nestled into the landscape, with new hills and green roofs that visitors can walk on. A monumental canopy levitates over a 30,000 sq ft rink for ice-skating in the winter and roller skating in the summer. Lakeside is a welcome reclamation of the southeast shore of park’s lake, with a new facility for contemporary recreational needs that also celebrates Prospect Park’s serenity and natural wonder.

Christian Zimmerman FASLA has led the Lakeside project for the Prospect Park Alliance as the Vice President for Design & Construction since 1990. He has overseen the revitalization and restoration of the 585 acres that comprise the Park, the adjacent Parade Ground and Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza, which include over $120 million in capital projects.

This event is limited to OHNY members only. Admission is free. Reserve tickets here.
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A talk and tour with Robert LaValva

 

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Photo: amerune/Flickr

 

Sunday, November 24, 2013
3 pm

openhousenewyork launches a new series of tours and programs exploring the past, present, and future of the South Street Seaport. Home to the largest concentration of early 19th century buildings in New York, and a site of trade and commerce since the city’s earliest days, the Seaport is transforming itself from a tourist destination into one of the most architecturally and culturally vibrant neighborhoods in the city. Over the next several months, OHNY will explore the Seaport’s most important buildings and sites, plans for its future, and how it is rebounding following Sandy.

In the first program of the series, New Amsterdam Market founder Robert LaValva will give a presentation and lead a tour about the evolution of the Fulton Market District (the area now known as the South Street Seaport); the uniqueness and great value of its urban fabric; and its potential to emerge as New York City’s next great public space. The tour will coincide with the monthly market, which on November 24 celebrates the Third Annual New York State Cider Revival.

Robert LaValva studied urban planning and architecture and worked for ten years as a planner for the City of New York, where he helped establish one of the country’s largest urban composting programs. He organized the first New Amsterdam Market in 2005, which has since grown into a non-profit organization whose mission is to establish a public market to promote and sustain a thriving society of small businesses; responsible agriculture, fisheries, and food production; and equitable access to real food.

Admission $15 OHNY and Market members; $25 non-members.
Purchase tickets here.