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Open House New York Has Arrived! Here's What You Need to Know

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It's here! Open House New York 2015 begins today, and the annual festival—a bonanza of behind-the-scenes tours and open access to normally off-limits sites—promises to be even bigger than ever. While many of its most coveted events are already sold out (if you were hoping to visit Google's headquarters or the Brooklyn Public Library, we regret to inform you that you're SOL), there's still plenty of New York City to see over the course of this weekend. We've gathered some picks for you, all below the jump.

↑ There are more than 100 new sites that will be open to the public this year, including Google's headquarters (tours for that one, alas, are already sold out) and the New York State Pavilion in Queens. Check out 20 of those sites here.

↑ Curbed also partnered with OHNY to get inside some of New York City's most spectacular private residences, including the Tudor City penthouse pictured below.


[Photo by Max Touhey for Curbed]

The tours showcase a range of classic New York City homes—there's a historic brownstone mansion and a stately prewar co-op—and current design trends—a passive house building and a Dutch-inspired penthouse will also open their doors.


[Photo by Max Touhey for Curbed]

↑ And finally, if you only do one thing during OHNY, make it a visit to the TWA Flight Center: the mid-century construction, designed by Eero Saarinen, is open to the public on Sunday for what may be its final OHNY appearance before it's turned into a hotel. It's worth the trip to Queens.
· Open House New York 2015 Includes Google HQ, World's Fair Relics [Curbed]
· 20 Must-See Open House New York 2015 Sites [Curbed]
· Open House New York Puts 5 Unique NYC Homes on View [Curbed]
· All OHNY coverage [Curbed]