Open House New York: 65 Sites To See In Brooklyn

Open House New York: 65 Sites To See In Brooklyn

Open House New York (OHNY) released its 2018 schedule today and it features 65 sites in Brooklyn to check out!

Taking place Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14 the annual event opens the doors to hundreds of interesting sites across the city—many of which are typically closed to the public—welcoming visitors in for free tours.

While many of the tours are “open access,” some spots will require reservations in advance. Reservations will begin at 11am next Tuesday, September 25. Be sure to act fast as reservations tend to book up quickly! See the full OHNY 2018 Reservations Guide here.

Since 2003, OHNY has offered visitors access to the “extraordinary architecture of New York and to the people who help design, build, and preserve the city,” the OHNY website states. The event showcases some of the city’s best design across the five boroughs, both historic and modern, and illustrates “how architecture and urban design sustain New York as a vibrant place to live, work, and learn.”

Some of the sites visitors can check out in Brooklyn include:

Breweries/distilleries – Breuckelen Distilling in South Slope (reservations required), Five Boroughs Brewing Co. in Sunset Park, and Kings County Distillery at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (reservations required)

Commercial spaces – Anima Mundi Apothecary in Greenpoint (reservations required) Empire Stores in DUMBO (reservations required), and Twig Terrariums in Kensington (reservations required)

Cultural institutions – Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library in Prospect Heights, City Reliquary in Williamsburg, New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn (reservations required), Waterfront Museum & Showboat Barge in Red Hook, Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights (reservations required), and Wyckoff House Museum in East Flatbush

Design studios and workshops – A/D/O in Greenpoint, Sure Iron Works in East New York (reservations required), and Tri-Lox in Greenpoint (reservations required)

Educational facilities – Brooklyn Glass in Gowanus, NYU Tandon School of Engineering Makerspace in Downtown Brooklyn (reservations required), and Pratt Institute Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator in Bed-Stuy (reservations required)

Green spaces – Domino Park in Williamsburg (reservations required), Gowanus Canal Conservancy Salt Lot (reservations required), Miraflores Community Garden in Bushwick, Prospect Park (reservations required), and Red Hook Community Farm

Historic sites – Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn Navy Yard in Fort Greene, Dime Savings Bank in Downtown Brooklyn, Montauk Club in Park Slope, and the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene

Religious institutions – Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Clinton Hill, Church of the Annunciation in Williamsburg, the East Midwood Jewish Center, and Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights (reservations required)

Residential developments – 280 St. Marks in Prospect Heights, Pierhouse Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights (reservations required), and Hub in Downtown Brooklyn (reservations required)

Check out all the tours in Brooklyn here and learn more about Open House New York at


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