Museum of the City of New York-Zoning Scavenger Hunt-Manhattan-NYCImage via Museum of the City of New York

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of New York City’s zoning resolution, which has shaped the way our city functions in the present day. To celebrate, the Museum of the City of New York and Open House New York is hosting the Zoning New York Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, July 9. Players will be taking photos in front of key zoning sites using hints provided in the game. The scavenger hunt is a lesson on how zoning has shaped the city in ways both seen and unseen, and explores the themes of the museum’s upcoming exhibit, ‘Mastering the Metropolis: New York and Zoning, 1916-2016.’

The basic premise of the scavenger hunt is to determine key zoning sites around New York City based on clues and then take a picture in front of each site. The rules of the scavenger hunt are as follows:

  • Working alone or in teams of up to six members, players must register a team name and names of team members before July 9. The registration fee is $30 per person. Register your team here.
  • Each team will be using one Instagram account to post photos, wearing the Zoning New York Scavenger Hunt t-shirts provided at the beginning of the day.
  • At the end of the day, winners will be announced at the closing reception, where refreshments will be served.

The scavenger hunt runs from 10 am to 5 pm and the closing reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Click here for the complete set of rules and information.