Calling all NYC building and infrastructure wonks! Gather your fiercest, savviest #architectureporn promulgating friends and get ready to compete. This Saturday, June 17, Open House New York is organizing “New York Now Scavenger Hunt,” a citywide event that challenges participants on their knowledge of significant architecture, planning, and development projects.

Register Individually or in Teams

Think you’ve got a chance? If you’re interested in the challenge, registration is $35 per team member and includes a clue packet, a limited edition game T-shirt, and entry to the closing event at A/D/O in Brooklyn

Sign up for the hunt here. Hurry — deadline to sign up is Friday.

Working in teams, you and your crew of armchair urban planners will be tasked with decoding dozens of clues that will take you on an adventure across all five boroughs. It sounds like an incredibly fun and seriously competitive game, especially for highly curious and fiercely savvy New Yorkers.

The scavenger hunt is a celebration of the 15th anniversary of Open House New York weekend and the organization’s dedication to providing all New Yorkers with greater access to the architectural gems and infrastructure achievements our city has to offer.

Clues Will Deal With Major NYC Projects

If you’re feeling a little rusty on your NYC history and local knowledge, StreetEasy’s got you covered. According to Open House New York, clues will tap into your knowledge of major planning projects like the High Line, Hudson Yards, Citibike and the Second Avenue Subway, as well some of the city’s most heated preservation battles and the policies and politics that shaped contemporary New York.

Get the scoop on the High Line’s impact on Chelsea real estate


Missed the boat on what’s happening at Hudson Yards? Here’s what you need to know

Train nerds, this one is for you! See how the Second Avenue Subway will impact real estate value in Yorkville

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Source: MTA

Don’t forget the outer boroughs! The Queensway will change the urban landscape of Central Queens. Get the deets. 

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(Designs for QueensWay’s walking, biking and jogging paths. Source: Friends of the QueensWay)

What do you know about trash? Get the lowdown on the DSNY’s visions for the future of waste management in NYC 

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Penn Station is a nightmare, but you knew that. Learn more about the city’s plans for redeveloping this aging train station.

image of open house new york scavenger huntA closing party where drinks and snacks will be served, winners announced, and prizes awarded will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the offices of A/D/O at 29 Norman Avenue in Greenpoint.