Open City Benefit

New York is on the move again—and there is no better place to celebrate our city and the power of place than Moynihan Train Hall.

This year, in commemoration of OHNY’s expanded mission and twentieth anniversary, we are thrilled to announce this year’s recipients of the Open City Award alongside two newly created awards, the President’s Award and Building Capital Award, which together honor the monumental achievements of individuals and organizations shaping our city.

On June 9, the Open City Benefit will bring together hundreds of high-profile New Yorkers for a festive evening at Moynihan Train Hall. As our single largest fundraiser, proceeds from the Open City Benefit help ensure every New Yorker enjoys full access to the greatest city in the world.

Please contact Kristin LaBuz at with any questions or for more information.

Moynihan Train Hall
351 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001

6:00pm – Design Tours (Limited)
6:30pm – Cocktails
7:45pm – Awards Presentation
8:15pm – Open City Toast
9:00pm – Dessert


President’s Award
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer
Open City Award
Moynihan Train Hall Design and Development Team
Led by Empire State Development, Vornado Realty Trust, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Skanska USA
Building Capital Award

Host Committee


Marla Gayle
Elizabeth Kubany
Eric McLaughlin
Valerie White

Vice Chairs

Sara Lopergolo
Liz Neumark
Rob Rogers

Host Committee

Victoria Cerami
Ilva Dodaj 
Kenneth Drucker
Dorothy Dunn
Amy Gilfenbaum
Louise Harpman
Stephan Jaklitsch
Roy Kim
Ruchika Modi
Adam Rolston
Cassim Shepard

With support from

Conductors Circle
Atrium Ambassadors

Amy Gilfenbaum

Platform Patrons

Dorothy Dunn

Sara Lopergolo

Open House New Yorker Duo

The Architect’s Newspaper
Cristobal Correa
Fisher Marantz Stone
Gotham Organization
Louise Harpman
H&L Electric
HR&A Advisors, Inc.
Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects
Roy Kim and Clayton Crawley
Elizabeth Kubany
Ligne Roset
Murray Engineering
New York University
Osbee Industries
Caroline Otto
Peter Pennoyer Architects
Anne Rieselbach and Grant Marani
Saundra Thomas and Susan Siegel

Open House New Yorker

Architecture Research Office
Atelier Ten
Robert Baker
Jake Barton
Karen Eckhoff
Jean Golden
H Randall Goya Architect
Highline Construction
Tracey Hummer
Katz Architecture
Dennis Lin
Radii Inc.
Sage and Coombe Architects
Sea-Dar Construction


Karen and Neil Bander
Kushner Studios Architecture and Design P.C.
David Lebenstein
Eric Lee