Meet Daniel Glenn-Schultz, Bloomberg Arts Intern

Daniel Glenn-Schultz joined Open House New York as a Bloomberg Arts Intern in July 2024. He attends the Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology. In his free time, Daniel enjoys programming, designing potential public transit corridors, and exploring New York City. In this internship, he looks forward to seeing the different systems of New York and connecting with people who share the same love and passion for the city as he does.

What excites you about interning at Open House New York?

What makes me most excited about joining and working at Open House New York is the ability to explore the city, while also gaining a deeper understanding of how it functions and how certain infrastructures throughout the city came to be what they are today. This opportunity allows me to connect with the city in ways I have never imagined, as well as help me gain a better understanding of what makes New York unique compared to cities worldwide.

What’s your favorite neighborhood or place in New York?

One of my favorite places in New York City is the Union Square-Flatiron District in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City. This place holds an exceptional place in my heart, as it is where many of my memories from when I was a child were. During this time, my parents worked around the area, and every weekend, my caretaker and I would go down there to meet my parents. Afterward, we would do small activities around the area, like playing in the small playgrounds in Union Square Park, going to one of the local restaurants or businesses, or going to the farmer’s market to see the fresh produce on sale. Besides the memories and the architecture of this area, it is stunning!

Walking around reveals a detailed history of New York from the late 19th century to the modern day, displayed through places such as the Flatiron building, which is considered an engineering marvel in the United States, to Madison Square Park, an arena turned garden, when the owners decided to move Madison Square Garden from the location of the Park to Midtown, and New York University, one of the nation’s most revered colleges, a fine institution where innovation and education meet. This place will always hold a special place in my heart.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In five years, I see myself studying hard to get a Computer Science or Civil Engineering degree and expanding my knowledge of these passions in my spare time. In the meantime, I plan to work hard to achieve these goals by connecting with others and keeping my love for these career paths alive.

If you could ‘unlock’ any building in New York, what would it be?

If I could unlock any place in New York, I would probably attempt to go to the abandoned South 4th St subway station in Brooklyn. When I saw this station initially online, I was stunned at how the city could build such a large piece of infrastructure, as the station had four whole platforms and six tracks, which were never put to use. I want to unlock it as I would love to see the sheer scale of the station, and show my appreciation for public transportation infrastructure.

Bloomberg Arts Internship

The Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) program offers rising public school seniors summer internships at cultural non-profits to provide skills and experience. Since 2012, the program has offered New York City students (at participating CTE high schools) paid opportunities to try out arts careers; hone workplace, career, and communication skills; and sharpen their writing. Bloomberg Arts Internship is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

OHNY’s partnership with the BAI Studio Institute is part of our program Next Gen NYC, an initiative exploring the power of place for the next generation of young urbanists and New Yorkers.