6. Westbeth Artist Housing

Photo via Open House New York / Roger Braimon

In response to the lack of affordable housing and available workspaces for artists in New York, Westbeth Artist Housing was developed in the 1960s by architect Richard Meier. The 13-building complex, located in the former Bell Telephone Laboratories, is now the largest artist community in the country. Today, it serves as an example of a successful adaptive reuse of an industrial building. As part of OHNY weekend, visitors will get to go on the roof of the complex to take in views that extend all the way to the Statue of Liberty.