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Get to Know a Neighborhood: Red Hot Red Hook, Brooklyn

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Red Hook has truly become a neighborhood worth checking out if you haven’t explored it yet. There are several exciting makers in Red Hook creating fantastic goods like chocolate, spirits, wine and more. There are also several restaurants worth a visit like Steve’s Key Lime Pie,…

Super Bowl Sunday! Where to Watch the Super Bowl in NYC!

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With all of the Eagles and Patriots fans in NYC, this Super Bowl is sure to be intense! Here are our picks for where to watch in NYC. Definitely make reservations if available, or go early to get your seats!   Berg’n Crown Heights, Brooklyn: Game will show on a 20…

Perhaps You’ve Noticed NYC’s Transportation Issues? Get Active!

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Sign the Petition for Albany Leaders to Enact Move NY! The region’s transportation network is in full-blown crisis. New Yorkers are experiencing record levels of subway delays, dangerously overcrowded platforms and cars, and worst-ever traffic jams that are slowing our buses to a crawl, causing riders to flee by the thousands. Luckily, Governor Cuomo has embraced congestion…

What to do in NYC this winter

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Don’t let the cold deter you! NYC still has lots of great activities to offer. Here’s what’s on our to do list: Museums Our favorite exhibits going on this winter are: Laura Owens at the Whitney Brooklyn Museum has Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo and Judy Chicago’s incredible “The Dinner…

Interview with a Local: Frederick Bouchardy, Founder of Joya Studio

Join Us for a VIP Fourth of July Experience!

Joya Studio is a New York City-based fragrance design studio founded by Frederick Bouchardy. They opened their flagship location in 2016, in a retrofitted 19th century garage in the Clinton Hill neighborhood. It is Brooklyn’s first industrial perfumery. They host tours, events, workshops and interactive art installations. The hybrid studio space launch was featured in…

Carbon Offsets: what is this all about anyway?

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I love travel. And it’s safe to say, if you’re reading this, that you do too. But one thing you might not think about is the fact that airplanes are one of the worst polluters, sponsored by us, the travelers who fly. BUT, don’t despair, you can easily help offset your carbon footprint. For years,…

Where to stay in Brooklyn

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Brooklyn is a must visit on any trip to New York City, even for first time visitors. And, in the past few years, Brooklyn’s hotel scene has really stepped it up to accommodate those interested to make Brooklyn home base during their trip. All of the hotels we recommend are an easy 5-10 minute subway…

Where to stay in NYC

Explore NYC & Brooklyn With Us!

With over 50 neighborhoods in Manhattan, how does one decide where to stay?! Many visitors to New York City choose Times Square, with an abundance of large, reasonably priced hotels. But after being asked by several first time visitors where we would stay, we put together our top ten hotels based on neighborhood, budget, amenities,…

Interview with a Local: Mohan Kumar of OddFellows Ice Cream

Immigrant New York: Lower East Side Food Tour

OddFellows Ice Cream Co. is a Brooklyn-based, family-owned and operated small business founded by husband-and-wife team Mohan and Holiday Kumar and Chef Sam Mason. They opened their flagship location in June 2013 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. And it’s often the favorite stop for attendees on our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour and Sunday Funday Williamsburg Tour,…

CUBA! Adventures in Havana and beyond!

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Cuba is all the rage with Americans right now (and for good reason) so we had to get down there to see for ourselves! And, luckily for us, native New Yorker and friend of Like A Local, Rita McNiff, has started her own venture called LIKE A CUBAN. We cannot recommend her highly enough! If…