Monthly Archives: October, 2015

At 12:00 noon, tomorrow (Thursday, October 15), registration will close for all programs that require Advance Reservations. There are still spots left on some great tours, so take a look at the highlights below, and don’t miss your chance to sign up! OHNY Weekend only comes but once a year… All tours listed in this […]

New to Open House New York Weekend this year and trying to plan the perfect itinerary? The roster of sites and tours changes every year, but there are a few long-standing audience favorites that have become must-sees for Weekend participants over the years. Below, we’ve planned a Saturday itinerary that includes visits at several of […]

By the late 1800s, New York City had become the world’s preeminent seaport. Just a few decades later, it became an early leader in air travel, as well, with the opening of the first municipal airport in the United States in 1931. The city’s history as a hub of international exchange has endowed it with […]

In 1811, the Commissioner’s Plan established Manhattan’s street grid from Houston Street (then the city’s northern edge) on up. But bombastic as this act of speculative urban planning may have been, it only went so far—155th Street, to be exact. By the 1860s, planning for the urbanization of Manhattan’s northernmost reaches began in earnest under […]

In a fortunate stroke of serendipity, the 2015 Open House New York Weekend happens to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the closing of the 1964-65 World’s Fair. To celebrate and remember that remarkable event in the city’s history, a collection of former World’s Fair pavilions in Queens’ Flushing Meadows Corona Park will open to […]

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