OHNY Stacks

“The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters of the steps, the antennae of the lightning rods, the poles of the flags, every segment marked in turn with scratches, indentations, scrolls.” – Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Open House New York is thrilled to launch OHNY Stacks, a series of book talks, hosted live on Zoom, exploring the unknown, the unseen, and the unnoticed.

We invite you to join us throughout the fall and winter as we shine a light on the impact of some of the historical staples of American life and how they have shaped our cities and continue to affect inhabitants.

From the importance of the automobile through the lens of the Black experience, to understanding why we don’t see fire escapes on new buildings, to the role that main streets play in the health and vibrancy of cities, these conversations, hosted by OHNY Interim Co-Executive Director Saundra Thomas, will offer a refreshing, frank, and often humorous guide to what lives and lies beneath what’s often taken for granted. Check back here for updates and additional speakers or sign up to receive our newsletter and receive updates via email.

Join us live

Events will be hosted live on Zoom. You will receive the link to the event content in your order confirmation email, and in a reminder email before the event starts. The event will be recorded and shared with all ticket buyers.

Watch later

Select recordings will be available on this page.


Open House New York is an AIA CES Provider. AIA members can receive 1 LU | HSW for each live program.