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5 Things to Do in Brooklyn this October

October in New York is a sight to behold. The weather cools off, the leaves start to change, and the city is alive with events. Looking for ideas for how to spend your time this October? We’ve got you covered with this list of 5 things to do in Brooklyn this October (and a bonus…

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September 14, 2022

Things to do in Brooklyn in September

This September, there’s no shortage of things to do in Brooklyn. From outdoor markets and festivals, to special performances and tours, there’s something for everyone. Start off the month with a stroll through Boerum Hill’s favorite summer hangout spots or head over to Brooklyn Bridge Park for some fun for the whole family! Labor Day…

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August 31, 2022

Meet Local Artist Ebony Bolt on our Insider Brooklyn Art Tour

A wonderful way to experience the current art scene in New York is by meeting working artists. We recently hosted a group from Italy on our Insider Brooklyn Art Tour of Bushwick. Despite the rain, we shared our favorite street art murals at the Bushwick Collective and then our guests were able to participate in…

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January 16, 2019

Graffiti Workshop! Participate in creating a graffiti piece and take it home afterwards!

A little bit about the Brooklyn graffiti scene at the Bushwick Collective: it’s a diplomatic process that includes local and international artists 50+ multicolor murals blankets the buildings transforming the area in to an “outdoor gallery” know as The Bushwick Collective. About a hundred artists have participated. All started by Joe Ficalora. His father, a…

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February 19, 2018

Insider Art Tour of Bushwick Brooklyn: Take a Peek!

Last weekend we took a great group of people on our Insider Art Tour of Bushwick Brooklyn which featured a graffiti / street art walk followed by a behind the scenes look at several artist studios where they discussed their work and things even got a little interactive! We capped the whole thing off with…

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February 3, 2018

Behind the Scenes: Gowanus Art Tour

Last weekend we hosted a family on our Behind the Scenes Art Tour in Gowanus Brooklyn. It was such an interactive and fantastic experience, so we wanted to share some photos!

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January 18, 2018

NYC Art Picks – go now!

Chris Ofili at David Zwirner until Oct 21. Jerry Saltz agrees – read his review in NY Mag. Kara Walker at Sikkema Jenkins until Oct 14. Jerry Saltz again. Lisa Brice at Salon94 Bowery until Oct 28. Gallery page. Lisa Brice at Salon 94 Bowery Campana Brothers at Friedman Benda until October 14. Gallery page….

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October 4, 2017

Experience Brooklyn Like A Local

Last month we partnered with Localgrapher and shared our insight on how to “Experience Brooklyn Like A Local”.  Here are the highlights: 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…

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May 12, 2017

Fall in Brooklyn! Openings, Events & Discounts!

Fall Happenings in Brooklyn! Fall is an incredible time to visit NYC & Brooklyn! Everyone is back from the beach, the weather is cooling off and there are tons of openings and happenings. Read on for some of our top picks as well as special discounts! Introducing The William Vale – Brooklyn’s Newest Full Service Hotel

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September 17, 2016

The Daily Telegraph: Brooklyn, New York City: What to eat, shop and see in hipster central

September 7, 2016 by Kristie Kellahan // In Brooklyn, they go hard. Take it from Jay-Z, you don’t want to miss out on BK. Five boroughs make up New York City, and Brooklyn is one of them. First-time visitors might think Manhattan is all there is, as it’s home to famous landmarks including Times Square,…

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September 9, 2016

NYC | The Art Scene Grows in Brooklyn

Posted on April 10, 2016 by 10milesbehindme: Brooklyn is where it’s at. A tree grows there. Beards grow there. But most importantly, the art scene grows there. Last weekend, I ventured out to Bushwick, a cool “up-and-coming” neighborhood in Brooklyn. I say “ventured,” but it was a much quicker ride than I expected – taking the L train to Jefferson Street took about 20 minutes from Union Square. I don’t love the phrase “up-and-coming,” but it does apply to Bushwick. You’re probably familiar with Williamsburg, Brooklyn, birthplace of the hipster – well, Bushwick is being called “the next Williamsburg.” It has changed so much over the last few years and is expected to look even more  different over the next few. I hope it doesn’t change *too* much, because I fell in love with what I found there last weekend. I was in Bushwick to take…

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April 11, 2016


April 1, 2016: Like A Local Tours is proud to present an insider look at the art world. Participants will meet and learn from working Brooklyn artists in their studio. The tour is interactive and experiential and mediums involved include paint, neon, sculpture and more. Two tour options present an opportunity to experience Brooklyn’s most exciting art destinations, Park Slope/Gowanus and Bushwick – which some say is reminiscent of the art scene in Soho in the 70s but is quickly disappearing. Lauren Beebe, Founder of Like A Local Tours says, “The goal of this tour is not only to open the door to an experience not available to most people, but also to educate, inspire and pull back the curtain on some of the art world, so to speak. Most people are unfamiliar with the emerging art world. There is truly fantastic yet affordable art out there. Myself, and the organizations we have…

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April 1, 2016

Top five ways to get the best out of New York in 2016

March 12, 2016: BOREDOM is not an option in the city that never sleeps. New York City continually reinvents itself, presenting visitors with thrilling new experiences. Here’s our guide to the best of 2016 in the new New York City. Go behind the scenes with a studio tour of working Brooklyn artists’ spaces. Like A Local Tours ( offers participants a choice from two of the borough’s most exciting art destinations – Park Slope/Gowanus and Bushwick. Take a Brooklyn art tour and see the street art of Bushwick. Picture: Alamy Click here for the full article.

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March 12, 2016

A Behind-the-Scenes Studio Tour with Brooklyn Artists!

BROOKLYN, NY (March 1, 2016) – Like A Local Tours is proud to present an insider look at the art world. Participants will meet and learn from working Brooklyn artists in their studio. The tour is interactive and experiential and mediums involved include paint, neon, sculpture and more. Two tour options present an opportunity to…

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March 1, 2016