Specht Harpman Architects

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Eldridge Street Synagogue. Image courtesy of ohny

You can probably guess that we’re pretty excited about the 12th annual openhousenewyork weekend, taking place this year on October 11th and 12th, so of course we couldn’t wait to share the just-announced guide to the spaces on this year’s roster.

Tour goers will have access to 300 sites and tours in all five boroughs, including private residences, new buildings, and sites of architectural, cultural, and historical significance. Some of the sites we’re most looking forward to touring are the TWA Flight Center at JFK, Kickstarter headquarters, the Manhattan Micro Loft, and El Barrio’s Artspace PS109.

More on these sites and the entire OHNY Weekend

Daily Link Fix

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  • The Return of Cake Man Raven: Price hikes pushed him out of Greenpoint but Cake Man Raven is preparing for a comeback and Brooklyn Magazine is on the trail with details of the baker’s decadent return.
  • Luxury in Bushwick?: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… Maserati? No doubt Bushwick is growing and the Maseratis that pulled up at the Brooklyn Open Studios is further proof of that. Bedford and Bowery discusses the excitement and fear of a growing area.
  • A “Spacious” Micro Loft: The two terms seem inherently oxymoronic but according to Curbed, Specht Harpman Architects achieved the impossible, and they’ve got the pics to prove it.
  • School for the Blind to Get a $38 Mil Makeover: Selis Manor, NYC’s first public housing for the blind, is ready to join the 21st century. DNAinfo has more on the long overdue renovation.
  • High-end Shopping on Ebay: Ebay’s has just launched Designer Collective, where major fashion designers like Calvin Klein sell their clothes at full price. FastCo. has more on the story.
  • Take a Look at the World’s Last Swimming Elephant: No, you’re not seeing things. Back in the day they used to actually teach elephants to swim. Gizmodo has mind-blowing footage of the last of its kind.

Images: Cake Man Raven’s red velvet cake (left), Specht Harpman Architects micro loft (right)