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Sat Oct 14 2017

15th Annual Open House New York Weekend October 14th and 15th from 11 AM to 5 PM

The annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.

Special Exhibit Emerging Artists:

“East of East River” by Vikram Dogra

For more than ten years Vikram Dogra has walked the streets of Astoria and Long Island City to capture the images of everyday life.

His compositions are near perfect, the colors are vibrant. Come look down these our streets with new eyes and see your neighborhood as never before!

Purchase a copy of his book “East of East River.”

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Special Exhibit Emerging Artists: “The
Twilight of Bush Terminal” by Shunsuke Takino

Photographer Shunsuke Takino’s doc-umentary of Industry City’s ghosts is a place of sharp contrast to the New York that most people sees or thinks of.

It is a world of shattered windows and broken pipes, of office detritus scattered among scrawled obits of the unforgotten.

It is also a study of hope and the unknown – a place where the future could erupt in a moment.

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Shun’s work, as well as his collaboration with the legendary tour guide, Kevin Walsh of Forgotten New York, will be on display in a separate exhibit for Open House New York Weekend.

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Gallery Exhibit Tours: 1 PM & 4 PM each day

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The Jewish Community of L.I.C. / The Triboro Theater

Peeking through the Keyhole – Long Island City Life (1920 – 1950)

The Lent-Riker House – Oldest Residence in N.Y.C. (c. 1660) by Marion Smith

What were their names? – A tribute to the workers of L.I.C. by Holly & Bobby Andrew

The Long Island City Fire Department / Long Island City Industry – Ronzoni (Sono Buoni!)

The Steinway Piano Factory by Carolina Velez / 1879 Steinway Square Piano / Steinway Factory Tools

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Special Gallery Lecture: 2:30 PM each day: “Inside Steinway: Home of ‘The Immortals’ ” is presented by Greater Astoria Historical Society’s veteran public tour guides at the Steinway Piano Factory.

Many images are from the collection of the late Henry Z. Steinway.