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Set your alarms and get your fingers ready! Reservation Day for Open House New York’s Reservation-only sites is Tuesday, October 8th. At 11am on that day, tickets will be available for access to exciting New York City locales like the UN Headquarters, The Whitney Studio, Grand Central Terminal and more. At exactly 11:00AM, a link to purchase tickets will be revealed on each site’s page. Since there are more than 270 sites available to explore this OHNY weekend, it is best to go in with a plan. We have whittled down the list to ten of our favorites in the reservation-only category (stay tuned for our upcoming guide to the open access sites)! Check out our picks and read up on Open House New York’s Reservation Day Tips to make sure you are ready for October 8th!
1. DSNY Manhattan 11 Garage Treasures in the Trash
The “Treasures in the Trash” collection is one of New York City’s most unique archives. The collection was curated by Nelson Molina, a sanitation worker who has collected found items over the course of a 34-year career with the NYC Department of Sanitation. Today, the collection is comprised of over 40,000 items.
Housed on the second floor of Manhattan 11, an active sanitation garage servicing East Harlem, Molina’s collection shows that there are alternatives to waste, and gives an opportunity to pause and consider our own consumption habits. The collection will be open for tours on Saturday, October 19th at 10:00AM to 11:30AM, 12:00PM to 1:30PM and 2:00PM to 3:30PM. Book here when registration opens!