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How to Enjoy New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is an experience all its own and we want to help you be properly prepared for the most amazing week of the year. From exclusive events to some of the best shopping in the city, here’s how to enjoy NYFW like a true fashionista. Learn the basics of New York Fashion…

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September 7, 2022

Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour- Book now!

Introducing our Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour It’s no secret that the fashion industry is a major polluter. And it’s also no surprise that we at Like A Local Tours want to do our part in helping the planet. That’s why we created our Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour, which focuses on local…

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August 11, 2022

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

Updated as of May 4, 2022 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 at Chelsea Market

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May 4, 2022

Art on Fifth! Lots to see on our Tour on Fifth, Fifth Avenue History Tour

Fifth Avenue is home to much more than just high end shopping. From the history to the architecture and now…. the art! Here are a few highlights of what we see on our Fifth Avenue Walking Tour: Stand under a famous street artist mural for an optical illusion image. According to his website, “JR has…

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September 30, 2021

Tour on Fifth | Fifth Avenue Walking Tour

Fifth Avenue Hidden Secrets & Special Access Tour! Hello New York City! We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Fifth Avenue Walking Tour in partnership with the Fifth Avenue Association: the Fifth Avenue Hidden Secrets & History Tour! Launching September 12! Book your tickets now! Did you know that … The huge…

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August 22, 2021

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

Eleonora Volpe is a Sustainable Fashion Stylist (or Eco-Stylist) and Founder of The Society of Green Arts. “The Society of Green Arts is a newborn non-profit organization that promotes upcycling and recycling co-creative action in order to find always new ways to rethink waste. After decades of mass production of goods the planet is overwhelmed with trash, good news is we…

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May 26, 2020

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

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…

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May 20, 2020

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

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…

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May 17, 2020

Support Small Businesses!

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…

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April 29, 2020

Best of Made in NY Clothing Brands

We are huge fans of supporting local businesses, especially shopping local! Here are some of our favorite Made in NY clothing brands. Shop them on your own or with us on our Shopping Tours! Women’s Fashion Line & Label (also on our Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour) From handbags, home and beautiful clothing that is…

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December 26, 2019

Very NYC Holiday Gift Ideas!

We love a good list for nice presents, so here are our top ten very NYC holiday gifts:   (photo: russanddaughterscafe.com) 1: A Classic NYC Brunch! Can’t make it to New York? Send a classic NYC brunch via Russ & Daughters! Give a taste of New York with the city’s best bagels and lox. Any…

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December 13, 2019

BEST OF: Vintage Shopping in NYC & Brooklyn

Many professional stylists and shoppers say that NYC  has some of the best vintage shopping and we tend to agree. Yes, you have to spend a little more time hunting, but it’s so worth it when you find those special pieces! Here are our favorite vintage shops in NYC & Brooklyn. Don’t forget that our…

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November 23, 2019

Our Favorite NYC Holiday Markets

The tradition of the holiday market dates back to the 1300’s in Germany. Held in the town square, the markets included food, drink and seasonal items from open-air stalls accompanied by singing, dancing and other local performers. We love the winter holidays in NYC. And we especially love the amazing holiday markets in NYC and Brooklyn….

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November 14, 2019

Go Behind the Scenes on our Industry City Tour

Last month we were asked to share our Industry City Tour with 24 representatives from NYC & Co offices around the world. We had guests from Australia, Korea, Argentina and many many more countries. We thought it would be fun to show you through photos what we did (and why our tour and Industry City…

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April 23, 2019

Interview with a Local: Leah Snow, Fashion Stylist

We are so excited to introduce you to one of our favorite people in all of New York City. She is a very talented Fashion Stylist who is also heading up our Downtown Fashion Experience: Leah Snow! Follow Leah on Instagram! How did your career within the fashion industry get started? My senior year at…

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March 14, 2018

NYC Events Not to Miss this Fall!

Oktoberfest / Bear Mountain Cruise September 23 – November 5 Peak fall foliage, live bands, craft vendors, and the largest pretzels known to mankind all welcome you to a hoppy universe far away from the daily grind. You can burn off all those beer and brats, plus stock up on fresh air, with a gorgeous…

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September 22, 2017

Brooklyn Vintage Shopping

Why spend all that dough on basic, boring clothes, when you can spend less and find one-of-a-kind pieces that have had a history?! AND, shopping vintage is so much more environmentally friendly than buying new! Whether you’re local or traveling to NYC, don’t be intimated — Brooklyn has some of the best (and best priced)…

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August 17, 2017

Interview with a Local: Anna Ward, Artists & Fleas Market Manager

If you’re a Brooklynite, you have likely been to Artists and Fleas. If not, according to Founders Amy and Ronen, Artists & Fleas is, “Part community gathering spot, part hipster haven, Artists & Fleas has hosted thousands of artists and vendors since opening its doors. It’s a place where buyers find unique designs, artists and…

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February 21, 2017

Fodor’s Travel: Best Tours in New York City

The Best New York Tours: Sometimes a guided tour is the way to go, even if you usually prefer to fly solo. It can be a great way to investigate out-of-the-way areas, to get an insider’s perspective on where locals eat and play in the city, and to learn about interesting aspects of the city’s history, inhabitants, or architecture. Whether you want the classic hop-on, hop-off bus tour to get oriented in the city or a more personal, interest-specific walk, you’ll find it here. Some of the bigger tour companies offer discounts if you book in advance online. Like A Local. Walk like a local, talk like a local, and best of all eat like a local with a highly curated tour from Like A Local. Tours include the Flatiron Food tour, which is a lovely walk from the Flatiron…

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February 8, 2016

We are selected as Editor’s Choice on Stay.com!

Download the app and check out of list of recommendations in Brooklyn. Or better yet, take our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour or Sunday Funday boozy Brooklyn Tour!

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November 8, 2015