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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"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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Thankful for NYC

Thankful for NYC

We are so thankful to our wonderful partners and guests for allowing us to share this absolutely amazing city with people from all over the world. As we reflect on what we are thankful for this Thanksgiving, we wanted to share some of the reasons we are especially thankful for NYC…

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The Best Halloween Parties & Events in NYC!

The Best Halloween Parties & Events in NYC!

This year, NYC celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Village Halloween Parade! Don’t miss it, along with tons of other great events!

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Fabulous Fall Events in NYC & Brooklyn

Fabulous Fall Events in NYC & Brooklyn

Fall is a fabulous time in NYC and Brooklyn! Tons to do, the weather is gorgeous — read on for our top picks!

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Interview with a Local: Nic Cowles, Tasting Room Manager of Van Brunt Stillhouse

Interview with a Local: Nic Cowles, Tasting Room Manager of Van Brunt Stillhouse

One of the best things about Brooklyn is the craft maker movement. Several of our tours are built around experiencing this phenomenon which not only is an opportunity to learn about these dynamic businesses, but a chance to meet and interact with the people who built them. One of those places is Van Brunt Stillhouse which we visit on our Red Hook Tour. We had a chance to chat with Nic Cowles who is the Tasting Room Manager of Van Brunt Stillhouse…

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New & Notable in NYC & Brooklyn!

New & Notable in NYC & Brooklyn!

New York City just keeps getting better and better! With so many new restaurants, bars, and parks not to mention theater, live music, museum exhibits and more, here are our top 5 new and notable for end of summer / fall (so far!):

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Interview with a Local: Ariel Rodriguez of La Sonrisa Empanadas!

Interview with a Local: Ariel Rodriguez of La Sonrisa Empanadas!

We are so excited to introduce you to Ariel Rodriguez of La Sonrisa, a Pop-Up Empanada company selling in artisan markets and parks throughout NYC. We visit them on the High Line as part of our Chelsea Market & High Line Food Tour. Read on to learn what makes La Sonrisa so special!

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NYC PRIDE MONTH EVENTS

NYC PRIDE MONTH EVENTS

NYC Pride is one of our favorite times - so much energy, love and celebration! Here is our roundup of top events going on in NYC:

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Things to do in NYC & Brooklyn this spring and summer!

Things to do in NYC & Brooklyn this spring and summer!

Spring has officially arrived — in weather as well as in title! And we couldn’t be happier. So many great events going on in NYC and Brooklyn. Check it out!

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Interview with a Local: Ryan Witte, Architecture Aficionado and Tour Guide

Interview with a Local: Ryan Witte, Architecture Aficionado and Tour Guide

We are thrilled to work with Ryan White, a true New Yorker and architecture aficionado. He has put together a fascinating midtown architecture tour which we are excited to share with you!

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

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

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:

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2 for 1 tickets during NYC's Must-See Week! & Broadway Week!

2 for 1 tickets during NYC's Must-See Week! & Broadway Week!

It may be impossible to do it all in New York City — but trying is the fun part. During NYC Must-See Week, enjoy 2-for-1 tickets to many of the iconic experiences right in our backyard, like museums, attractions, tours and performing arts. First-time visitors and lifelong locals agree: there’s never been a better time to conquer your NYC bucket list.

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What to do in NYC this winter

What to do in NYC this winter

Don't let the cold deter you! NYC still has lots of great activities to offer. From where to get cozy AF to Black History Month activities, here's what's on our to do list.

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Family in Town (or visiting NYC)? Here's our go to list!

Family in Town (or visiting NYC)? Here's our go to list!

We asked some friends of Like A Local Tours for their go to spots when family or friends are in town. Check out these great recommendations!

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10... 9... 8... here's where we think you should celebrate NYE in NYC!

10... 9... 8... here's where we think you should celebrate NYE in NYC!

From a party at a brewery to a 90s themed burlesque show, here are our top picks to celebrate New Year's Eve in New York City.

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What to do this weekend in NYC!

What to do this weekend in NYC!

We are so excited for the first snowfall of the year this weekend and these 10 things - from more unique shopping to wreath making at Green-Wood Cemetery, peep our list!

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Experiences make the best gifts!

Experiences make the best gifts!

Experiences and the people we love make life grand. Gift a special NYC or Brooklyn experience. The ultimate in creative gift giving for the traveler, foodie and urban explorer! Read on for a special discount code!

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Our Favorite NYC Holiday Markets

Our Favorite NYC Holiday Markets

We love the winter holidays in NYC. Partially because of all the amazing holiday markets! We map out our favorite markets, when they open and what you can find there.

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Here's why you don't want to miss our Flatiron Food Tour this winter!

Here's why you don't want to miss our Flatiron Food Tour this winter!

The Flatiron District and Union Square are wonderful neighborhoods in winter! From beautiful Madison Square Park, great views of the Empire State Building on Fifth Avenue to the majestic Flatiron Building and of course all the wonderful restaurants and delicious foods that we have in store for you on our Flatiron Food Tour. Plus Eataly has a special rooftop surprise and there is an incredible public art piece...

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