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Dates Set For Open House New York

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NYC Apartment Agent: The view from a Greenwich Village penthouse

NYC Apartment Agent: The view from a Greenwich Village penthouse

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.)

Formerly free, OHNY will now institute $5 fees for events that require advance registration, Gothamist reported Tuesday. The popular New York blog also features photo highlights from past events.

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.

Stay tuned.


Written by Bruno

2011.09.28 at 09:07

Summer, New York Style

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Summer, New York Style

Summer, New York Style

New Yorkers abound with creativity when it comes to enjoying summer.

Of course, there’s always the Hamptons. But closer to home, there are a variety of ways to soak up sun — and sometimes surf — even without a rooftop cabana.

As a native New Yorker, I am always amazed — yet never surprised — by the city and its denizens. Most recently, I learned of the Timeshare Backyard on the Lower East Side.

Gothamist writes: “The organizers tell us the yard is $50/hour, and renters can bring up to 30 friends — but add ons can get pricey, with a Slip ‘n’ Slide costing $100, a kiddie pool $200, a grill with all the works for 10 people is an extra $150, and a live band starting at $5,000!”

For those looking for something a little beachy, there is also Coney Island and the newly hip Rockaways, pictured above and at Gothamist, brought to you by the Ramones and home of the donation-based Boggsville Boatel.

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