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NEW YORK — Are you jonesing for a look into some of the city’s most unique, usually inaccessible spaces? If so, mark your calendars for the Open House New York weekend.
The annual event, which provides a look at architecture and design throughout the five boroughs, has been scheduled for Oct. 15 and 16. (A similar, favorite event of mine was the Clinton Hill House Tour in Brooklyn earlier this year.)
The organization describes its programs as “built on the foundation that urban development and the built-environment have a tremendous impact on society and our daily lives. OHNY’s six core programs address New York City’s architecture and design and showcase access to spaces typically removed from the public realm. “
The full list of programs will be announced Oct. 5.
Jessica and Doug Warren’s lovely generosity was on full display last Friday, as they hosted a reception at their magnificent brownstone on Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill.
Among the guests were several volunteers who had helped hang the show earlier in the day, a winemaker from Palmer Vineyards, a Bravo food and wine expert and various other great down-to-Earth folks.
The best part, of course, was simply being invited.
A casual vibe, a variety of comfort food, plentiful drinks — amid an interior that does not stop inspiring — contributed to a fantastic evening.
Dancing in the living room marked the latter part of the night when Doug made choice selections from his vintage record collection, which included classic tracks from David Bowie, Rolling Stones, et cetera, along with “White Lines (Don’t Do It),” the seminal dance track from the early 1980s.
I have never heard vinyl sound so good.
Although I have written previously about the first time I set foot in the 12,000-square-foot mansion and some of the renovation’s back story I stumbled across one afternoon, actually visiting the beautiful home was a completely different experience — and one I won’t soon forget.