TIMES SQUARE – Even the locals are heading back!

TIMES SQUARE – Even the locals are heading back!

From the bright lights to the little known food gems, Times Square is the most visited tourist site in the entire United States! Read on to learn why this area is experiencing a renaissance and check out our picks for what to see, do, eat and hear!

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Celebrate World Pride in NYC! 50 Years of Stonewall!

Celebrate World Pride in NYC! 50 Years of Stonewall!

2019 Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the birth of Gay Rights activism, making New York City the home for World Pride. These days we know Gay Pride as a movement for equality for all who identify as LGTBQIA. It has brought us powerful progressive legislation and now the first openly gay Presidential candidate. But in late June 1969 it was the actions of a few brave people that galvanized a community, and little could they have imagined how far we would come!

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Because we are Happy! NYC's best Happy Hours!

Because we are Happy! NYC's best Happy Hours!

It’s always 5 O’clock somewhere, and in New York we can make our Happy Hours last all night! Now that Spring has Sprung and the weather is warmer, you’ll find the locals on the rooftops, sidewalks and speakeasys, sipping the latest cocktail trends, and all for those magic discounted prices. Knowing where to go is key so we have listed some of our favorite for you to check out:

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Join Our Chelsea Market & High Line Food Tour and Experience Hudson Yards!

Join Our Chelsea Market & High Line Food Tour and Experience Hudson Yards!

Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center. The site will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space, over 100 stores, restaurants curated by Chef Thomas Keller, The Shed - a new center for artistic invention and 14 acres of public open space.

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Boss Babes Series #5: Suzanne Palmer of Olly Oxen Free Vintage

Boss Babes Series #5: Suzanne Palmer of Olly Oxen Free Vintage

For the fifth article in our boss babes series, we sat down with Suzanne Palmer, owner of the incredible Brooklyn vintage store, Olly Oxen Free.

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Boss Babes Series #4: Boundary Breaking, Bridge Building, Babe

Boss Babes Series #4: Boundary Breaking, Bridge Building, Babe

You know the iconic image of the Brooklyn Bridge as well as you know you own hand. You can count the number of times you’ve walked across it on a couple of hands, but did you know that a woman had more than a mere hand in the building of it?

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Boss Babes Series #3: Back In The Day Babes

Boss Babes Series #3: Back In The Day Babes

For the third installment of our blog series, we bring it home to the Nonnas! Read about how to special ladies inspired two iconic Williamsburg, Brooklyn restaurants: Mable’s Smokehouse and Best Pizza.

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Boss Babes Series #2: She's A Baking Boss Babe!

Boss Babes Series #2: She's A Baking Boss Babe!

For article #2 of our series in anticipation of International Women’s Day, we profile Christina Tosi, who has built a sugar empire and become a household name in the celebrity cooking show world, and she’s not even close to slowing down.

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Boss Babes Series #1: Bagels, Babes & Babies

Boss Babes Series #1: Bagels, Babes & Babies

Get ready! International Women’s Day is March 8 and in preparation, we are profiling and sharing some great stories of NYC’s best boss babes. Both past and present! Article 1 focuses on historic Russ & Daughters.

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Meet Local Artist Ebony Bolt on our Insider Brooklyn Art Tour

Meet Local Artist Ebony Bolt on our Insider Brooklyn Art Tour

A wonderful way to experience the current art scene in New York is by meeting working artists. We recently hosted a group from Italy on our Insider Brooklyn Art Tour of Bushwick. Despite the rain, we shared our favorite street art murals at the Bushwick Collective and then our guests were able to participate in Ebony Bolt’s mural at Brooklyn Brush studios, which was truly a unique and memorable afternoon for everyone…

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Immigrants: Keeping New York Great

Immigrants: Keeping New York Great

All of our tour guides bring a special and unique perspective to our NYC tours. As an immigrant herself, tour guide Kathryn Fray puts a focus on immigrants and why they have made this city so special…

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See Our Two-Page Spread in One of Australia's Largest Newspapers!

See Our Two-Page Spread in One of Australia's Largest Newspapers!

Beyond excited that our NYC Flatiron Food Tour received a full two-page spread in Australia’s Traveller! “Pinch me. Am I really in Manhattan, or just dreaming?” Read on and we hope you’ll join us!

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Creative Gift Ideas for the NYC Lover

Creative Gift Ideas for the NYC Lover

From gifts under $100 by working NYC artists to a glass blowing class, we list our top ideas for creative gift giving for the NYC lover!

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Explore Brooklyn's Design Center With Us!

Explore Brooklyn's Design Center With Us!

Industry City has taken the heart of New York's former manufacturing hub and reimagined it for the 21st Century while still celebrating the city's historic ingenuity and work ethic. This is an immersive experience: where designer meets maker meets buyer. New ideas happen spontaneously in the various open spaces that allow people to naturally collide…

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Tour Guide Perspective: Kathryn Fray – Story Teller

Tour Guide Perspective: Kathryn Fray – Story Teller

I can tell you a story about anything. Go on, ask me. Some people are good with numbers, some at sport, but I can make-believe. I never imagined that I would end up doing this though. Theatre and storytelling for me was always on the stage…

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NYC Architecture Tour: The Birth and Death of American Modernism

NYC Architecture Tour: The Birth and Death of American Modernism

Along a stretch of midtown Manhattan streets less than a mile in length stand some of the most important buildings in the country. In this compact area, the world's most influential architects gave birth to American Modernism, built its undisputed triumphs, and sang its swan songs. The story hinges on four Modern landmarks: the United Nations Headquarters (1952), Lever House (1952), the Seagram Building (1958), and to a lesser degree, the Pan Am Building (1963). It seeks to explain why our buildings look the way they do, and why they could only have appeared this way right here in New York City…

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Podcast with The Offbeat Life

Podcast with The Offbeat Life

Founder Lauren Beebe recently sat down with Debbie Arcangeles, creator and host of The Offbeat Life, a weekly podcast and trusted voice for entrepreneurs and freelancers living intentional and inspired lives. The Offbeat life has been featured on Refinery 29, Thrive Global, Dame Traveler, Forbes and more!

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African Boheme on our Chelsea Market, High Line and Meatpacking Food & History Tour

African Boheme on our Chelsea Market, High Line and Meatpacking Food & History Tour

We are partnered with a great startup serving up wonderful experiences, called IfOnly and through them, African Boheme (@africanboheme), recently joined our Chelsea Market Food Tour. Here’s what she said to say…

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Like A Local Tours Wins Best Bespoke Cultural NYC Tour Company 2019!

Like A Local Tours Wins Best Bespoke Cultural NYC Tour Company 2019!

We are excited to announce that we have been crowned Best Bespoke Cultural NYC Tour Company 2019 in the third annual 2018 Lux Life Magazine Travel Awards. We will appear in their annual magazine that is distributed to over 250,000 readers and on their website LUX…

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"23 Days of Flatiron Cheer"

"23 Days of Flatiron Cheer"

New York City is a wonderful place to be for the holidays and we especially love the beautiful Flatiron District and Madison Square Park. This year the Flatiron / 23rd Street Partnership is putting on “23 days of Flatiron Cheer” and there is also a special Mariah Carey Experience going on until December 4. Keep reading for more info!

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