Open House New York opens the doors to many New York spaces that you wouldn't likely ever see. Past tours have included 7 World Trade Center and the Lost City Hall Subway. Each October these tours are free, and throughout the year the series costs money. The Spring tours will include:
• From Working Seaport to Living City
Saturday, April 28, 2007, 10 am & 1 pm
Please join urban studies and preservation educator Elizabeth Sprague in April for the family walking tour and scavenger hunt From Working Seaport to Living City. Explore the South Street Seaport's history, discover how historic and modern buildings work together to create new spaces, and who helps make these projects possible with OHNY.
• Peeling Back the Neon
Saturday, April 21, 2007, 10 am, 4 pm, & midnight
Rain date: May 5, 2007
Don’t miss an opportunity to get a rare, behind the scenes view of the neon lights of Times Square as OHNY presents Peeling Back the Neon with The Times Square Alliance. Guided by Times Square Alliance guides, this tour offers a look at a century of design in Times Square.
• Gansevoort Market in Transition
May 19, 2007, 12 noon & 3 pm
Rain date: May 20, 2007
Jump on the tour Gansevoort Market in Transition presented by the Meatpacking District Initiative. You’ll get a first-hand look at the market’s world-class designed interiors and spaces while discovering the area’s historic roots and transition. Meet Annie Washburn, director of the Initiative and special guests as you get behind the scenes of one of New York City’s hottest and most historic neighborhoods!
In June OHNY will honor Tudor City's 80th anniversary with tours that will show the "incredible history behind the design and planning of this landmark neighborhood’s 3,000 apartments, five parks, and numerous rooftops overlooking the United Nations and the East River."
Photo from manzari's flickr.