OHNY Weekend Information Hub: Rizzoli Bookstore
Open House New York is thrilled to announce that Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway at 26th Street in Manhattan, will serve as the official information hub for the 2019 OHNY Weekend! OHNY volunteers will be onsite at the bookstore on October 19 and 20 to answer questions and hand out event guides.
Beginning on October 1, you can also stop by the bookstore to pick up a free copy of the OHNY Weekend Event Guide. Click here for store hours and directions.
As part of this special collaboration, the bookstore will also host special programming throughout the Weekend. OHNY and Rizzoli invite you to stop by for a series of book talks featuring writers and artists discussing books representing a unique mix of New York-centric themes — from urban photography to critical commentary on the economic and social future of New York City. Each talk will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by Q&A and book signings.
OHNY Weekend Information Hub at Rizzoli Bookstore 1133 Broadway at 26th Street, Manhattan Saturday, October 19, 12-6pm Sunday, October 20, 12-4pm
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
Tom Mellins, New York Rising: An Illustrated History from the Durst Collection
An illustrated history of real estate development in Manhattan, a story of speculation and innovation–of the big ideas, big personalities, and big risks that collectively shaped a city like no other.
Thomas Campanella, Brooklyn: The Once and Future City
Campanella unearths long-lost threads of the urban past, telling the rich history of the rise, fall, and reinvention of one of the world’s most internationally recognized and resurgent cities.
Chris Payne, North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City and Making Steinway
Payne is an architectural photographer who specializes in the large format documentation of America’s industrial heritage (in addition to serving as the photographer of the cover of this year’s OHNY Weekend Event Guide!). His work on North Brother Island comprises a comprehensive photographic record of decaying buildings and evolving landscapes of one of New York City’s most unexpected and uninhabited places. Making Steinway visually deconstructs the piano’s unseen parts and offers a glimpse into Astoria’s One Steinway Place and the skilled craftsmanship required to make this most recognizable of musical instruments.
Sharon Zukin, Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places and The Innovation Complex (forthcoming)
Published in 2011, Zukin’s Naked City powerfully examined the relationship between a pervasive demand for an authentic urban life and escalating real estate prices that help drive out the very people who give New York City its authenticity. Her forthcoming book, The Innovation Complex, closely examines the architectural and geographical remaking of Manhattan and Brooklyn in connection with the production of digital technology.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
Philip Ashforth Coppola & Ezra Bookstein, One Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway
For forty years, Philip Ashforth Coppola has painstakingly documented the New York City subway in a series of extraordinary pen-and-ink drawings. Editors Bookstein and Workman have drawn from the 2,000 pages of Coppola’s sketches to give readers a sample of arguably the most encyclopedic history of the New York City Subway’s art and architecture.
Kevin Baker, The Fall of a Great American City: New York and the Urban Crisis of Affluence
The story of what is happening today in New York City and across America – how the crisis of affluence is driving out everything we love most about cities and how we can begin to take them back.
Titles and details subject to change. Check back for updates.