A Membership group for adventurous urbanists.
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Launched in 2019, Metropolitan is a membership circle that brings together like-minded professionals for city adventures and community building.

If you have a dog-eared copy of The Power Broker, hold strong opinions about Open Streets, or think a sewer tour makes a great date, OHNY Metropolitan is for you.

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Member Spotlights

Describe New York in three words:

“Chaotic, changing, challenging.”

– Albert Tan
Metropolitan Member

What’s your favorite part of New York?

“From Red Hook to the Rockaways, shout out to all the public waterfronts.”

– Rowie Samaco
Metropolitan Member

What does an Open City mean to you?

“Knowledge is power! Show up and fight for your city!”

– David Braha
Metropolitan Member

Recent Programs

2023 Metropolitan Summer Party

From the heart of the Lower East Side, The Suffolk provided the ultimate backdrop for our fourth annual Metropolitan Members bash. From the golden-hour terrace hangouts and incredible views from the rooftop pool to behind-the-scenes design tours with architect Jean-Gabriel Neukomm and special remarks from NYC legend Ferris Wheel Jay, it was a New York City night to remember.

MTA Public Transit Pub Crawl

Riding the subway often leaves many New Yorkers ready for a drink by the time they exit through the turnstile, but few of us know about the watering holes within our city’s public transit system. Metropolitan member Dan Hui led members through a Public Transit Pub Crawl across the city.

Minetta Lane Townhouse Tour

Architect and contractor Adam Kushner toured Metropolitan members around his West Village townhouse. Participants had the rare chance to hear about the highs and lows of the design and construction process from the architect’s and resident’s perspective.

Universal Hip Hop Museum Exhibition Tour

Open House New York Metropolitan Members took part in a special guided tour of The [R]Evolution of Hip Hop, a pop-up exhibition by the Universal Hip Hop Museum, at the Bronx Terminal Market.

Curator Tour: Life Between Buildings

MoMA PS1 Associate Curator Jody Graf led an exclusive curator’s tour of Life Between Buildings. Inspired by the vibrant history of grassroots community gardens in New York City beginning in the 1970’s, the exhibition explores how artists and activists have engaged the city’s open spaces.

Ulmer Brewery Design Tour with DXA Studio

Built in 1885, this “knockout Romanesque Revival” was once a machine for making beer, with soaring brick vaults three levels below ground. DXA Studio led Metropolitan members through the renovation of the building into a 40,000 sq ft mix-use space.

2022 Metropolitan Summer Party

The third annual Metropolitan Summer Party took place at the City Reliquary, a long-time OHNY Weekend partner that ranks as one of the city’s best under-the-radar cultural spots.

2022 Metropolitan Summer Party