Gothamist: Battery Weed, Ukrainian Institute, Roosevelt House & More Highlights Of Open House New York 2019 Lineup
Battery Weed on Staten Island
National Parks Service
Open House New York (OHNY), the annual event that opens closed doors of the coolest, most obscure, and most architecturally interesting buildings in the city to the public, is right around the corner. Last week, it was announced that the event will be held the weekend of October 18th. Today, the full lineup was unveiled on their website, with a whopping 278 buildings and events open to the public, including 126 that require reservations.
That's a lot of buildings to go through, so we've picked out some highlights for you to consider: there's a tour of Battery Weed at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island, a city landmark known for its "special historical, aesthetic interest and value as part of the development, heritage and cultural characteristics of New York City." There's Roosevelt House, the former double townhouse of Franklin, Eleanor and Sara Delano Roosevelt, now owned by Hunter College, on the Upper East Side. There's the Ukrainian Institute of America, and Americas Society, a neo-federalist building at 680 Park Avenue described by the Landmarks Commission as the finest example of its type and period in the country, both also on the UES.