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NYC Is Re-Opening, and So Are We!

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As the calendar turns to June and summer gets underway, New York City is roaring back to life after a year of quarantine. Broadway is set to re-open at full capacity in September. Yankee Stadium and Citi Field are admitting fans back into the stands. And tourism – New York’s #1 industry, is revving back…

Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour to Relaunch in June!

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After a year of quarantine, we’re very excited to relaunch our famous Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour starting in June! The tour begins underneath the gold Tiffany clock at 200 5th Ave, just across from the historic Madison Square Park. From there, the first stop is just through the doors of Eataly, a sprawling…

Introducing Zucker’s Bagels – the Newest Addition to the Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour!

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The Pomerantz family tree is a timeline of pioneering New York City entrepreneurial efforts. Rosilyn Marilyn Zucker Pomerantz and her husband, Murray, owned a clothing store on Rivington St. in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a neighborhood known for its historically Jewish population, and, of course, the great offerings of Jewish cuisine including Russ’…

NYC’s Best Markets: Food Markets, Flea Markets & More!

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Weekends are great for wandering and sometimes nothing is more fun than spending a few hours sampling inventive foods or shopping all kinds of locally made goods in one location. That’s why we wanted to share the best of NYC’s markets: MANHATTAN – Artists & Fleas NYC

20 Ideas for Sustainable Holiday Gifts

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In a September study published in Science about the growth of plastic waste, an international team of researchers estimated that 19 to 23 million metric tons — or 11% of plastic waste generated — ended up in aquatic ecosystems in 2016. And even with countries pledging to help cut waste or better manage it, the amount of…

Return of the NYC Staycation! Creative (and safe) ways to enjoy and explore NYC.

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ENJOY LOCAL!  Even though we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and enjoy some of the best that NYC has to offer. Some businesses are already set up to allow you to patronize them safely and others have come up with creative ways. Here are some of…

The Future of Tourism

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Like A Local Tours is proud to be a signatory for the Future of Tourism Coalition, a collaborative effort to chart a new, more sustainable direction for tourism and shift the status quo. The Coalition is pursuing a shared global mission: to place destination needs at the center of tourism’s new future. Interested travel and tourism…

Virtual tours are still going strong!

We miss our in person walking tours but our virtual tours are so much fun! Our private virtual tours are perfect for company teambuilding, birthdays or just a reason to safely get your friends and family together! Especially during this time when people are hungry for travel. It’s the next best thing. We currently have…

UPDATED! Summer in NYC is still on! And here’s how you can experience it.

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August 20 Update. Upcoming Reopenings: Statue of Liberty Museum: August 24 Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration: August 24 Ripley’s Believe It Or Not: August 26 National Lighthouse Museum: August 26 Museum of Modern Art (MOMA): August 27 Museum of the City of New York: August 27 New York Aquarium: August 27 Bronx Zoo, Central Park…

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About NYC’s High Line

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UPDATE: The High Line is open for timed visits. Make a reservation or let us do the work and join us on a private tour! We are looking forward to walking the High Line again, hopefully soon and hopefully you’ll be on our Chelsea Market & High Line Food & History Tour. But in the…