Open House New York: October 17 + 18

This weekend is the 13th annual Open House New York, a wonderful event where some of New York City's best-known (or, sometimes secretive!) architectural spaces open their doors for exploration. Some locations require visitors to RSVP in advance for tours, and while those spots go quickly, there are lots of wonderful places to visit throughout the weekend with open access. We wanted to highlight a few of our favorite spots that we've been able...

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Touring the Essex Street Market with Turnstile Tours

This fall, our friends at Turnstile Tours are offering a series of free tours of the Essex Street Market. I signed up for the inaugural tour last week and was lucky enough to spend an hour meeting market vendors, hearing their stories, and eating my way though the historic market, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.  

We met a wide variety of vendors at the market; they owned everything from Mexican restaurants to fish...

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Visiting the Brooklyn Army Terminal

Yesterday, we had the awesome experience of visiting the Brooklyn Army Terminal on a tour with the great folks at Turnstile Tours

The Army Terminal is located along the Brooklyn waterfront in Sunset Park, around 1st Avenue and 58th Street. If you've never been to 1st Avenue in Brooklyn, you're definitely not alone. 


Built as a distribution center for troops and supplies heading to Europe during World War I, the...

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The Brooklyn Navy Yard by Bike

Yesterday, we were spent an amazingly beautiful afternoon touring the always awesome Brooklyn Navy Yard with Cindy, Founder of Turnstile Tours.

In two and a half hours, we covered the history of the Navy Yard from the 1600's to today, exploring everything from Admiral's Row (alas, from beyond a fence), to the Vinegar Hill neighborhood and the Yard itself, all via bike. For most of us, it was our first peek behind the oh-so-secretive...

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