What is The Final Mile?

The Final Mile is a year-long series of public programs, organized by Open House New York as part of its ongoing Urban Systems Series. The Final Mile is intended to shed light on New York City’s dynamic and multi-layered food economy while introducing and exploring approaches to render this invisible system more tangible.

Why are we doing it?

In the age of superstorms, rapidly rising inequality, and global distribution systems, we are all increasingly aware of the connections between food, public health, and environmental stewardship. The Final Mile helps New Yorkers to better understand how food shapes the city in critical ways that all too often go unnoticed.

How can you participate?

The Final Mile will be comprised of a series of tours and events over the course of 2015. Tickets for individual programs will become available two weeks in advance. Watch the Schedule for updates and details as they become available, or subscribe to OHNY’s Mailing List. You can also follow our Blog to learn more about how the city’s food system operates.

Closing Panel: Designing New York's Food Future


From the markets of the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center to the food halls of Brooklyn, The Final Mile has explored how the spaces in which food is produced, distributed, and consumed have helped shape New York City. Through these public programs, a chorus of voices has made it clear that our food system is challenged from many sides. As the series draws to a close, Open House New York invites you to join us for a discussion about where the city’s food system is today, and what choices we need to make to design and build a better food system for the future.

Program Details

Thursday, March 31, 2016
7:30 – 9:00 PM
(Doors Open at 7:00 PM)
SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street, Manhattan

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