Open House New York Talks Urban Design
NoMad-based non-profit Open House New York recently finished its annual Open House Weekend. The organization promotes what it describes as “a greater appreciation of the city’s built environment [and] broadens public awareness by exposing diverse audiences to distinctive examples of architecture, engineering and design.”
Open House New York (OHNY) curates city-wide events that draw focus to certain aspects of city design. Their current on-going program Making It Here, for instance, explores the ways manufacturing has altered the urban landscape of New York and continues to operate in an ever-changing city. Making It Here includes tours of facilities like the Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center, Martin Greenfield Clothiers and several participating factories of the Bloomberg Administration’s Industrial Business Zones initiative.
OHNY’s recent Open House Weekend event featured several buildings and architectural landmarks in the NoMad and Flatiron Districts. For more information on OHNY or to sign up for their guided tours and programs, visit the OHNY website.