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Making Place: Downtown Brooklyn

23 June 10:30am - 6:00pm
Organized by: Open House New York
Venue: Various locations
Downtown Brooklyn

A wave of new development is dramatically reshaping Downtown Brooklyn. On June 23, Open House New York will open more than a dozen buildings and sites to give you a chance to explore the dynamic change now underway in the neighborhood.


A hyper-local version of OHNY Weekend, Making Place: Downtown Brooklyn will kick-off with a panel discussion about the past and future of the neighborhood, followed by open houses and tours at a mix of sites that will include residential, commercial, and cultural spaces, as well as design studios and offices. The day will end with a closing reception and happy hour.



Panel Discussion: 10:30 am

Open Houses and Tours: 12-4 pm

Happy Hour Reception: 4-6 pm



Zev Greenfield, Executive Director, ISSUE Project Room

Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Timothy Quinlan, Principal, Quinlan Development

Gustavo Rodriguez, Design Director, FXCollaborative 

Paul Travis, Founder and Managing Partner, Washington Square Partners


Participating Sites and Tours

List in formation

300 Ashland

The Ashland

Bernheimer Architecture


Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Point

Brooklyn Strand Action Plan


City Point

Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn / 9 DeKalb


ISSUE Project Room

New York Transit Museum

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

The Schermerhorn

State Street Townhouses



Please Note: Due to limited space, tours of some sites will be prefilled via a lottery. The site list above is subject to change. To view the most up-to-day lineup, click here


This program is presented by Open House New York with support from Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.  



$15 OHNY Members and Students

$25 General Admission