Among the buildings open to the public during 2017’s Open House New York Weekend was Westbeth Artist Housing, a private residential complex in the West Village with wraparound city views from its roof. (Bella Muccari)

Open House New York Weekend

(Oct. 12-14, 2018)

New York City’s architecture and design (in all five boroughs) come under the microscope as hundreds of spaces and buildings (including private residences, factories and landmarks) unlock their doors to the public for rare behind-the-scenes tours and talks with architects, urban designers, historians, preservationists and civic leaders.

The majority of the sites are Open Access (free of charge), while other sites and tours require advance reservations for a fee.

For more information, participating sites, advance reservations and schedule of events, visit the website.