By Anthony Payero
(NEW YORK) Happy Friday, New Yorkers! The weekend is here and it is gonna be a GREAT one!
There is great weather to kick it off on Friday, a little rain in store for Saturday and a nice sunny day on Sunday to close things out before the work week returns.
However, there's a lot going on this weekend and the NYC Daily Roundup is the best place to find out where and how to join in on the fun. Here's what you need to know this Friday, Oct. 15:
Fans of architecture and urban design can rejoice as the Open House New York returns with an opening weekend from Saturday to Sunday. New Yorkers and visitors alike will have access to more than 200 locations for free thanks to OHNY.
"Open House New York is a civic organization that is nearly 20 years old," said Pamela Puchalski, the Executive Director of Open House New York. "It promotes the exploration of New York by creating experiences for New Yorkers and out of towners that allow them to experience and explore places that they passed by every day but have never had the chance to discover."
"Even though we want Open House to be New York's best-kept secret, it's actually made available to those who wouldn't normally hear of Open House before," said Puchalski.
East New Yorkers gathered at a Brooklyn community center ran by the New York City Police Department on Thursday after gun violence struck the neighborhood and resulted in two teenagers being hurt.
The center provided a night of clean fun, games and dancing for community members after the turmoil unfolded on the streets.
"We like to prevent before they're involved in trouble," said NYPD Inspector Winston Faison.
"They come for the fun," said counselor Howard Keller.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has yet to identify what led to the salmonella outbreak in the United States, despite the rapid spread of the bacterium.
An estimated 592 cases have been linked to the outbreak as of Thursday, according to the CDC. No deaths have been listed and 116 people had been hospitalized. For the tri-state area, five cases have been reported in New York, five in New Jersey and four in Connecticut.