Open House New York and LinkNYC are thrilled to announce a new partnership to highlight some of your favorite OHNY Weekend sites on select LinkNYC kiosks across all five boroughs! Curated by Open House New York, in partnership with LinkNYC, the Inside NYC campaign celebrates the extraordinary architecture of New York. As you explore the city this fall, be sure to check out Links for a rotating series of images culled from this year’s list of participating OHNY Weekend sites. Images are programmed to appear on Links within a short walking distance from their respective sites, offering passers-by a glimpse inside some of the city’s most interesting spaces in the neighborhoods where they live, work, and play.

If you’ve found your way to the Open House New York website after spotting an Inside NYC image, welcome! You can learn more about the 15th Anniversary Open House New York Weekend, on October 14 and 15, by clicking here. The full OHNY Weekend schedule will go live here at on Wednesday, October 4.

Most of the sites featured in the Inside NYC campaign are “Open Access,” meaning they can be visited during OHNY Weekend without making Advance Reservations; some sites do require visitors to sign up in advance.

The Inside NYC campaign will kick off featuring fifteen selected sites around the city. More sites may be added in the coming weeks, and we’ll be updating this list as they come online. Keep your eyes peeled!

Inside NYC Featured Sites

Battery Weed
Rosebank, Staten Island

Brooklyn Glass
Gowanus, Brooklyn

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Morningside Heights, Manhattan

Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York
Upper East Side, Manhattan

The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
Midtown, Manhattan

Gould Memorial Library
University Heights, The Bronx

ISSUE Project Room [Reservations Required]
Downtown Brooklyn

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Masonic Hall [Reservations Required]
Flatiron District, Manhattan

Civic Center/Chinatown, Manhattan

Museum at Eldridge Street
Lower East Side, Manhattan

The National Arts Club [Reservations Required]
Gramercy, Manhattan

The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass [Reservations Required]
Long Island City, Queens

Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype [Reservations Required]
Downtown Brooklyn

Van Alen Institute
Flatiron District, Manhattan

Photos: Issue Project Room by Joe Holmes, courtesy of ISSUE Project Room; Mmuseumm, courtesy of the site; Battery Weed by Jesse Vega / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0.

Over the past fifteen years, Open House New York has opened more than 1,100 sites to more than a million people, who took more pictures than we could ever count! To celebrate the 15th anniversary of OHNY Weekend, Open House New York is launching a Kickstarter campaign to publish a book to share some the stunning pictures that have been submitted as part of the annual OHNY Weekend photo competition. 
Because OHNY Weekend takes place across all five boroughs; because the festival opens a diverse mix of sites, from infrastructure facilities to cultural spaces to workspaces and private homes; and because of the sheer number of submissions, the collection of photos offers a view of New York City that is unique in its breadth. It is a portrait of the greatest city in the world as seen by the people who love it the most–people like you!

But if this book is going to happen, we need your help! Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that connects people with creative projects that need support. But it is all or nothing–if a project matches or exceeds its goal, it receives funding; if it falls short, it gets nothing. This book can only be published with your support. Visit our Kickstarter campaign today–with a pledge of $35 or more, you can reserve a copy of the book and help make it a reality. Learn more in the video above, or check out a small sample of some of the amazing photos OHNY Weekend visitors have taken below.

Seeing the City: Open House New York Weekend in Photos
Harcover, 96 pages
100 photos (minimum)
Full color
8.5″ x 10.5″

Sample Photos

TWA Flight Center, Queens. Mark Funk/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.


Battery Weed, Staten Island. Jesse Vega/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0


Brooklyn Navy Yard. Alex Fortney/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0


Ford Foundation, Manhattan. Bitpixdigital/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0


Brooklyn Army Terminal. Zlatishe/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0


GBX Terminal, Brooklyn. Oliver Kienzi/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0


Union Theological, Manhattan. NYlandmarks/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0

Welling Court, Queens. Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0


Each year, Open House New York works with the talented designers at PS New York to create a special cover image for the Open House New York Weekend Event Guide that connects OHNY with the living city. This year’s cover is inspired by Getting to Zero, Open House New York’s yearlong series about New York City’s waste system, and by the principles of creative reuse, which uses creativity to transform what might otherwise be trash into works of art.

New York is lucky to have one of the leading creative reuse centers in the country at Materials for the Arts, a nonprofit organization in Queens run by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs with support from the Departments of Sanitation and Education. MFTA collects a wide variety of unneeded, reusable items from businesses and individuals and then makes those items available for free to arts organizations, artists, and schools, diverting more than a million pounds of material from landfills each year.

For this year’s cover, OHNY collaborated with artist Juan Hinojosa, a recent artist-in-residence at MFTA who transforms trash, discarded items, and found objects into works of art. Using paper, objects, and other material found at MFTA, Juan created the work seen on this year’s cover, which was then captured in MFTA’s warehouse by photographer Mikiko Kikuyama. In the true spirit of reuse, much of what you see on the cover was returned to the shelves for future use by other organizations and artists.

For more information about MFTA, visit To see more of Juan’s work, visit his website or follow him on Instagram at juan_hinojosa_.

Tour the cover! Want to see Juan’s artwork and explore the Materials for the Arts warehouse? Materials for the Arts will be open for tours during OHNY Weekend. Stay tuned for more information.

Mark your calendars. The 2017 OHNY Weekend Event Guide will be publicly available on October 4: As an insert in the October 4 issue of Time Out New York, available at all TONY street distribution locations; at all west elm stores in New York City; as a free download on; and at select sites in all five boroughs. More details to be announced.




For this year’s OHNY Weekend, Open House New York is partnering with the New Practices Committee of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter to present a curated series of projects by emerging practices that explore how a new generation of designers is transforming New York. New Practices is dedicated to serving as a forum for new and evolving models of architecture and design practice. With its emphasis on highlighting young firms and new ideas, New Practices offers a platform for thinking about the future of architecture and the city.

Among the participating sites are The Bridge Golf Learning Center (G TECTS), an indoor golf center owned by The Bridge Golf Foundation, which provides a high quality indoor golf experience and uses golf to improve life outcomes for young men of color; Gerken Residence (Young Projects), a private penthouse apartment in a historic cast-iron Tribeca building whose recent renovation explores the shifting relationships of solid and void; and Lisson Gallery (Studio Christian Wassman), housed in a building directly below the High Line with private viewing and work spaces. See the complete list of sites below. Some New Practices New York sites will have Open Access hours and may be visited free-of-charge on a drop-in basis; others require Advance Reservations. Full tour descriptions and information about how to visit these sites will be available on October 4.


New Practices New York Sites

The Bridge Golf Learning Center

Design Within Reach Flagship
Büro Koray Duman

Espasso Gallery
Architecture in Formation

Fool’s Gold Records
Family New York

Galerie Perrotin
Peterson Rich Office

Gerken Residence
Young Projects

Intro Extro Residence
Kalos Eidos

Kew Gardens Hills Library

Lisson Gallery
Studio Christian Wassmann

Tina Kim Gallery

Van Alen Institute
PARA Project / Collective-LOK

Voyager Espresso
Only If—


After OHNY Weekend…

New Design Directions Panel

Join the New Practices Committee on Tuesday, October 17 at 6pm for a panel discussion with four emerging practices participating in the OHNY Weekend series to discuss new directions in architecture and design being taken for the future of NYC. The event will take place at the Design Within Reach Soho Studio at 110 Greene Street, New York City. Click here to register!



Images: Tina Kim Gallery by Jeremy Haik; Fool’s Gold courtesy of Family New York; Espasso Gallery by Tom Powell; The Bridge Golf Learning Center courtesy of The Bridge Golf Foundation; Gerken Residence by Naho Kubota; and Design Within Reach Flagship courtesy of Büro Koray Duman.


Since the first Open House New York Weekend took place in October 2003, more than 1,100 buildings and sites across the five boroughs have opened their doors for tours and talks visited by more than one million people from around the city and around the world. Open House New York expresses its deepest gratitude to all of those sites for being the true champions of an open city. In honor of OHNY Weekend’s special anniversary this year, Open House New York celebrates a very special group of almost fifty sites that have been opening their doors for a decade or more, including ten that have participated in every OHNY Weekend since the first! When you visit any of the sites listed here, please take a moment to thank the hosts for their commitment to keeping New York open!


The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

Center for Architecture

Church of the Transfiguration

The Hindu Temple Society of North America

King Manor Museum

Masonic Hall

New York Marble Cemetery

Ukrainian Institute of America

The Woodlawn Cemetery

The Wyckoff House Museum




Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

Alice Austen House

Austrian Cultural Forum

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Brooklyn Army Terminal

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Navy Yard

Central Park

Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

Freshkills Park

General Grant National Memorial

General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York

Governors Island

Grace Church in New York

Grand Central Terminal

Jefferson Market Library

Little Red Lighthouse

Modulightor Building

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden

Museum at Eldridge Street

Museum of Bronx History at the Valentine-Varian House

Museum of the City of New York

The New York Botanical Garden

New York City Marble Cemetery

New York University

The Noguchi Museum

Old Stone House & Washington Park

Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument

Prospect Park

Scandinavia House

Temple Emanu-El

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Times Square Arts

US Coast Guard Cutter LILAC

Van Alen Institute

Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary, and Victorian Garden

The Waterfront Museum




Most 10 and 15 Year sites are Open Access and may be visited free-of-charge on a drop-in basis. Tours or access to areas not usually open to the public will be offered at all of these sites. Full tour descriptions and information about how to visit these sites will be available on October 4.


Photos: Collector’s Suite at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House by Nicolas Lemery Nantel; Grand Central Terminal Peter Aaron/OTTO; The Hindu Temple Society of North America by Benniken CC BY-SA 4.0; The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine by Jesse Vega; Eldridge Street Synagogue by Peter Aaron/OTTO; Alice Austen House by Floto and Warner; Austrian Cultural Forum by David Plakke; Little Red Lighthouse by Jessica Bruah; Temple Emanu-El by Christian Grattan; Brooklyn Army Terminal by Nicolas Lemery Nantel; General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Library by Bernard Moucheraud; and Masonic Hall courtesy of the site.