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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…

Digital Discussions: A Closer Look at Brooklyn Makers | Eleonora Volpe, Sustainable Fashion Stylist

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Eleonora Volpe is a Sustainable Fashion Stylist (or Eco-Stylist) and Founder of The Society of Green Arts. images of recycling and upcycling“The Society of Green Arts is a newborn non-profit organization that promotes upcycling and recycling co-creative action in order to find…

A New Way to #ShopSmall: BKBlockParty.Live Small Business Block Party!

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We are thrilled to be a founding member of BKBlockParty.Live, a digital block party to support small businesses in Brooklyn that have been impacted by COVID-19. Stay home. Shop small. Support Brooklyn.  On Saturday, May 23rd from 10am until 2pm, Brooklyn is getting its first digital block party that will put live-streamed content from local Brooklyn shops…

Digital Discussions: A Closer Look at Brooklyn Makers | The Canvas by Querencia

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Interested in sustainable fashion? Watch this educational and inspiring interview with Devin James Gilmartin, President & Creative Director, and Kate Walz, Creative Director of Querencia Studio and Manager of The Canvas by Querencia Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They are interviewed by sustainable fashion designer and Like A Local tour guide, Amalya Meira. They work with over 120 sustainable…

Digital Discussions: A Closer Look at Brooklyn Makers | Line & Label

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Do you ever dream about opening your own fashion label or boutique? Watch this inspiring video with Kate O’Riley, Founder & Head Designer of Line & Label. She is interviewed by sustainable fashion designer and tour guide, Amalya Meira. Line & Label is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It is a boutique and studio that has a…

Support Small Businesses!

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It’s no secret that small businesses everywhere are facing tough times, but given the fact that NYC has been on lockdown since March 16, we are especially hard hit. Here are some of our favorite ways to support small businesses: NYC & Company continues to highlight member businesses through three separate digital marketing initiatives: Virtual…