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Online ticket sales have closed but a limited number of tickets will be available at check-in at 90 Wythe Avenue.
Field Guide: North Brooklyn
Check-in 12:30-4:00 PM
Sites Open 1:00-5:00 PM
Photo credit: Flickr user Franck Michel (Creative Commons License)
Open House New York invites you to Field Guide, a one-day event that explores a single neighborhood through its buildings. Field Guide opens the doors to a wide cross-section of sites–from design studios and fabrication shops to cultural facilities and local landmarks–to consider the mix of spaces, large and small, that work in concert to create a great neighborhood.
The area of North Brooklyn occupied by Williamsburg and Greenpoint was once one of the busiest and most important industrial districts in the United States, home to oil refineries, ship builders, china and porcelain factories, sugar refineries, and iron foundries. Gentrification that started in the 1990s was further fueled through a major rezoning in 2005 that brought waves of luxury apartment buildings, restaurants, and retail shops. Today, high-end commercial and residential development co-exists with dozens of designers and fabricators that feed off of the area's historic role as a center of production and activity, and an Industrial Business Zone that aims to preserve aspects of its industrial past.
Field Guide: North Brooklyn opens the doors to more than two dozen sites for an opportunity to explore one of New York City’s most dynamic neighborhoods at a transitional moment in its history. The event is organized as a self-guided walking tour, with individual sites offering tours, talks, and demonstrations. Each ticket holder will be given a detailed guide to the neighborhood at registration, and may visit the sites of their choosing in any order during their hours of participation.
Check-in for the event will begin at 12:30 PM at Kinfolk 90 (90 Wythe Avenue), and sites will be open between 1:00-5:00 PM.
New: At 11:00 AM on the morning of the event, join us for the Field Guide Foreward, a panel discussion about the neighborhood and its future. (Please note: seats at the morning's panel discussion are no longer available.)
Participating Sites (List in Formation)
A/D/O (with nARCHITECTS)
Brooklyn Art Library
Church of the Annunciation
FACE Design & Fabrication
Joseph Vance Architects
Kinfolk (with Berg Design Architecture)
Museum of Food and Drink
STREB Lab for Action Mechanics
Studio Tractor Architecture PLLC
The Lot Radio
Williamsburg Art and Historical Center
Tickets are non-refundable. Should you not be able to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to Open House New York and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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Open House New York
Open House New York (OHNY) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of OHNY is to promote a greater appreciation of the city’s built environment; broaden public awareness by exposing diverse audiences to distinctive examples of architecture, engineering and design; educate and inspire discussion of issues of excellence in design, planning and preservation; and showcase outstanding new work as well as structures of historic merit.