by nycgo.com staff, 05/21/2014
Brooklyn Historical Society. Photo: Julienne Schaer
Among New York City's architects and building buffs, October is Archtober, or Architecture and Design Month. For 31 days, the city's design community opens its doors for more than 100 tours, lectures, films and celebrations, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the buildings that give this metropolis its distinct character (including a "building of the day" each and every day—last year, the Brooklyn Historical Society, original Shake Shack and the Judd Foundation were among the honorees). Participants typically include big-name institutions like the Museum of Arts and Design, the Cooper-Hewitt, the Guggenheim and the AIANY and its Center for Architecture.