We've been attempting to get on the Open House New York site all morning, as they just opened up reservations for their 2012 weekend (October 5th-7th), but as you probably know if you've been trying to make reservations: the site is down. However, there's a work around! As the Bowery Boys helpfully pointed out, some events are listed on Eventbrite and can be reserved there. On that site, you can Weekend Passports, and even a few one-off tours.
Every year OHNY opens up the doors to places New Yorkers wouldn't normally have a chance to see and explore. This year they've got more than 300 sites on the lineup, from private residences (including a 420-square-foot folding apartment!) to historic buildings.
As of 11:30 a.m., OHNY says they are working on their server issues.
UPDATE: And just as we published this, now the site is up! Though it's still a little bit glitchy and slow.
UPDATE II: And now it's down again! Just keep refreshing...
UPDATE III: Ellen Ryan, interim executive director of OHNY, tells us, "The popularity of the OHNY Weekend and demand for reservation-only events overwhelmed our server today, and OHNY is working diligently to restore the website’s availability. We deeply appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as they go on-line to make reservations. Many events, like the TWA Flight Center, the 40/40 Club and the Brooklyn Army Terminal, do not require reservations and will be available on OHNY Weekend. Thanks to our fans for bearing with us as we address this issue." They are updating which events are sold out on their blog, and currently (as of 3 p.m.) their site seems to be back up.