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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

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

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

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

Join Our Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour During Climate Week NYC

Next Monday marks the beginning of Climate Week NYC. Happening Sept. 23rd-Sept 29th, Climate Week NYC is an annual summit that takes place alongside the opening of the UN General Assembly. It’s put on by The Climate Group and brings leaders from government, business, academics, and non-government organizations together to showcase global climate initiatives/actions.  We’re…

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September 20, 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

Boss Babes Series #5: Suzanne Palmer of Olly Oxen Free Vintage

March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day is March 8. We are proud to present a series of articles about some serious NYC and Brooklyn boss babes both past and present! Enjoy! Suzanne Palmer is the founder and force behind the incredibly special vintage store, Olly Oxen Free in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Open since…

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March 5, 2019

Creative Gift Ideas for the NYC Lover

It’s no secret that we are in the business of experiences so we think the ideal gift for any NYC lover is one of our food tours (and use code HOLIDAY20 at checkout for 20% off). You can also gift a dollar amount that can go towards a private group experience such as a Bushwick…

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December 18, 2018

Explore Brooklyn’s Design Center With Us!

Industry City has taken the heart of New York’s former manufacturing hub and reimagined it for the 21st Century while still celebrating the city’s historic ingenuity and work ethic. This is an immersive experience: where designer meets maker meets buyer. New ideas happen spontaneously in the various open spaces that allow people to naturally collide….

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December 13, 2018

Experience Industry City, Brooklyn’s New Design District!

You might have heard about Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn’s 3.5 acre, 6 million square foot mixed used complex with amazing restaurants, shops, artist studios, co-working spaces and more. We were lucky to have been give a tour of the entire campus and we can’t wait to share what we learned. MADE IN BROOKLYN

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April 11, 2018

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

Dog Adopted on our Sunday Funday Brooklyn Tour!

One of my all time favorite places in Brooklyn is Artists & Fleas. I do my birthday and holiday shopping there and scored the most amazing vintage bomber jacket there this summer. Aside from all the amazing vendors they have, they have hosted some fun events and are very much part of the Williamsburg community….

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August 30, 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

New Indoor Brooklyn Food Market!

For anyone who wanted to try Katz’s Deli food and potentially skip the nonstop insanity that is their Houston Street location, we’ve got your answer! DeKalb Market Hall!  Dekalb Market Hall showcases 40 vendors, that, according to their website, “reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the borough.” They also reflect the latest in food…

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June 23, 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

Summertime at Brooklyn Bridge Park & DUMBO

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade will take your breath away. If you’ve watched Annie Hall and Moonstruck, you’ve seen this iconic spot. According to the NY Harbor Parks website, it is one-third of a mile long, it offers a vista of the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline and the majestic Brooklyn Bridge. Lined with flower beds,…

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May 2, 2017

Finally! Smorgasburg is back. Here’s what to eat at this Brooklyn Foodie Mecca!

We always know summer is around the corner when our beloved Smorgasburg is back in business. Located on the Williamsburg Brooklyn waterfront (the views of NYC are fabulous as is the food), this is one of our favorite Saturday activities. After our Flatiron Food Tour and Williamsburg Brooklyn Food Tour of course. “Smorgasburg is the…

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April 3, 2017

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

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

Like A Local in NY by Style Mayvin

December 5, 2015: Most of the attractions New York has to offer have become household names, but what about the unique local spots that may become lost among the flash of the big city lights? Like A Local Tours strives to bring these special places into the limelight and give participants the “insider secrets” on the hottest spots only a local would know, while also touching on some of the crew’s favorite famous stops! I recently went on one of these tours and in a coming post I will be sharing my experience with some pretty awesome photos, but first…let me give you all of the logistics. Tour guides Lauren Beebe and Robert Stout share a passion for their city and the creative charm that it holds. The two are a perfect pair to show you hidden wonders. Founder Lauren describes herself as…

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December 5, 2015

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