Sites and Sounds 2019

Want to hear about the hidden histories behind some of your favorite Open House New York Weekend sites? The Gotham Center for New York City History invites you to listen to Sites and Sounds, its ongoing podcast series exploring some of the famous architectural monuments, civic structures, historic homes, natural sites, and public spaces that open their doors for OHNY Weekend.

Now in its second year, the series presents noted experts speaking about the history or importance of a given site. The narratives can be used to supplement in-person visits and to bring the OHNY Weekend experience to anyone unable to see these historical treasures.

To listen to the podcasts, visit

Podcasts include:

Bonnie Yochelson on Alice Austen House Museum

Kathleen Murphy Skolnik on AT&T Long Distance Lobby

Alfred W. McCoy on Kings County Distillery

Lindsay K. Campbell on Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm

Mark R. Wilson on Brooklyn Navy Yard

Amy Starecheski on Bullet Space

Yitzhak Schwartz and David E. Kaufman on Central Synagogue

Martin Melosi on Fresh Kills Park

Joseph Alexiou on Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Francis Morrone on Institute of Classical Art & Architecture

Charlies & Mirella Affron on Metropolitan Opera

Angela Kane on Paul Taylor Dance Company

Eric Dregni on Scandinavia House

Benjamin Flowers on Skyscraper Museum

About the Gotham Center for New York City History
The Gotham Center is a research and education center, based at CUNY’s Graduate Center, devoted to advancing scholarly and public understanding of New York City’s rich and living past.