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

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…

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July 10, 2020

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

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…

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June 11, 2020

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

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

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…

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May 22, 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

How to experience NYC during the pandemic

During this pandemic, we are definitely looking for as many silver linings as possible. Many of them can be found in the plethora of museums, parks, cultural institutions and entertainment venues that are offering FREE online tours and live-streams.   Google Arts & Culture’s “9 Amazing Street Art Murals in New York.”   Some of…

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March 31, 2020

Top Five Things to do in Brooklyn

Did you know that Brooklyn is the 4th largest city in the US (if you separate it from New York City)? The borough has experienced an explosion of popularity in the last 10 years and is now on most tourists’ must do list when they come to New York City. We narrowed it down to the…

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March 9, 2020

Our favorite things to do in Hudson Yards … and where to enjoy a cocktail or two!

Sightsee, Get Your Art On and Drink! Hudson Yards officially opened in March of 2019. This high profile $20 billion development is located on the north end of the High Line. Hudson Yards is a 28 acre mixed used development built over rail yards. It features luxury shopping, a climbable public-art sculpture, restaurants (several by…

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March 6, 2020

Creative Team Building Activities in NYC

Whether you want to bring together a group of friends, family or employees, New York City is full of activities that encourage team bonding. From black-light bowling and escape rooms to beat the bomb and pizza-making lessons, team building outside of the office/home can be more engaging and exciting for the participants.  We’ve rounded up…

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February 12, 2020

2-FOR -1 ATTRACTIONS MAKE MUST SEE WEEK A MUST TRY THIS WINTER IN NYC

Exploring New York City can seem like a grand task because of the endless possibilities of things to do. There’s Broadway (and off-broadway) shows, tons of restaurants, local tours, new communities like Hudson Yards, old staples like the Empire State Building and so much more. Trying to explore all of those attractions can not only…

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January 31, 2020