Open House NY Returns October 11-12

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Open House New York Weekend returns next weekend for their 12th installment.

OHNY is an incredible way to gain access to around 300 sites and tours around the five boroughs, many of which are usually closed to the public.

According to, “OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York“.

We’ve taken part in Open House New York around 3 or 4 times. We’ve toured NY’s first municipal airport at Floyd Bennett Field, unfinished sections of the High Line and Murray’s Cheese Caves. We’ve also visited historic homes and the TWA Flight Center at JFK. (A long overdue phot-recap about the TWA Flight Center will be coming soon.)

This year we won’t get to take part in OHNY since we’ll be out of town that weekend.

There are a couple of different kinds of tour & site options:

  • Open Access– These sites & tours are free and can be visited at any time during the listed opening hours.
  • Advanced Reservations– Sites & tours which require that you make advanced reservations. There is a $5 fee to do so. Beginning October 1 at 11AM reservations can be made here.

If you’d like to get a fast pass to the front of the line for all sites with open access, you can purchase a Weekend Passport which starts at $150. 100% of the cost is tax-deductible.

The full list of sites and tours will be made available at on September 30 as the OHNY Weekend Event Guide.

Gothamist posted a sampling of open access sites which will be open this year. You can check out their article here.

Do you plan to take part in Open House New York? I’d definitely recommend that you do!

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