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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

Autumn in New York City

Autumn in New York City is a sight to behold. As the leaves turn their brilliant colors, the city transforms into a cultural cacophony of sights, smells and sounds. You’ll find everything from breathtaking walks through Central Park to intimate dinners with friends at some of New York’s best restaurants. Below are our favorite ways…

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September 12, 2022

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

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

Get to Know the Guides!

Our guides at Like A Local Tours are more than just walking encyclopedias. They are part entertainer, part concierge, part stand-up comic, part friend, and whatever else you might need on tour!  Our tour guides bring destinations to life through the art of storytelling and leave lasting impressions with top-notch customer service. We asked a…

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August 22, 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

Free Things To Do in August in NYC

There are many free things to do in NYC in August. Sometimes it’s hard to find the right place or event. So here are a few ideas for your next trip to The Big Apple! Free tour at the Brooklyn Brewery On every Sunday from 1pm to 6pm, you can take a free tour at…

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August 5, 2022

Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge, and DUMBO Food Tour – New Public Tour!

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. Let us help you see…

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July 21, 2022

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

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

Why Williamsburg?

Visitors to New York City either think they know Williamsburg or that it’s just not for them. Having a more recent reputation as a home to hipsters or seeing the extensive L train renovations may have put you off from taking the trip over / under the East River. Well not only is Like A…

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June 14, 2019

A Closer Look: Line & Label // Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Shopping Tour

A Closer Look at Brooklyn Makers: Kate O’Riley, Owner, Creative Directer, Head Designer and mind behind all that is Greenpoint’s Line and Label took a minute to tell us more about her story. This boutique/studio has a magical way of offering up just the right mixture of hard edged leather, delicate necklace and that mystical…

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June 3, 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

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

The Best Halloween Parties & Events in NYC!

Nightfall @ Green-Wood Cemetery October 19 As night falls across Green-Wood, step through the iconic Gothic Arch and into an unforgettable experience of ethereal sights and sounds. Guided by the thousands of flickering candles, you’ll wander along the Cemetery’s winding paths and have chance encounters with musicians, moving images, performance artists, and storytellers. It all…

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October 16, 2018

Like A Local Tours Celebrates A Milestone: 10,000 Customers!

Brooklyn, NY. September 10, 2018 — Like A Local Tours, a bespoke experiences company in Brooklyn, announced today that it has served over 10,000 customers from around the globe since launching in 2014. Like A Local Tours focuses on small group food, fashion and art tours offering insider access and high quality tour guides. “I…

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September 10, 2018

THE BQX HAS THE MAYOR’S SUPPORT!

The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) will be New York City’s first new rail system since the subway began service more than a century ago. Like A Local Tours has been a proud support of this project since day 1, along with hundreds of other businesses. It will connect parts of Queens and Brooklyn along the…

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August 31, 2018

Interview with a Local: Nic Cowles, Tasting Room Manager of Van Brunt Stillhouse

One of the best things about Brooklyn is the craft maker movement. Several of our tours are built around experiencing this phenomenon which not only is an opportunity to learn about these dynamic businesses, but a chance to meet and interact with the people who built them. One of those places is Van Brunt Stillhouse…

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August 17, 2018

New & Notable in NYC & Brooklyn!

New York City just keeps getting better and better! Here are our current top 5 new and notable: DOMINO PARK Designed by the same group as the High Line, this 6 acre park runs along the East River near the Williamsburg Bridge at the site of the landmarked Domino Sugar Factory Refinery. It’s historic and…

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August 13, 2018

Bushwick Restaurant Scene. Our Top 5.

We sometimes end our Insider Art Tour of Bushwick at famed, and still a local favorite, Roberta’s Pizza. But there are lots of other excellent dining options in the area. Here is our top 5: HONORABLE MENTION:

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July 24, 2018

Food blogger Beauty & The Beets loved our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn food tour!

“I used to live in New York City – Queens to be more specific. I had an apartment in Rockaway Beach while I was a Flight Attendant for Delta and I would spend my days sitting on the beach, waiting for crew scheduling to call. Sometimes I would be sent off to Switzerland where I…

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July 11, 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: Bushwick, Brooklyn Based Artist Espartaco Albornoz Abreu

We are excited to introduce you to Espartaco, a talented and exciting Brooklyn-based artist and creator of the Nozco. We were first introduced to him in Bushwick, where his studio is located. We are proud to announce that he is heading up our special Brooklyn graffiti experience / workshop and is also part of our Insider…

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March 26, 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

Like A Local Tours: Our Top Ten Favorite NYC Restaurants Right Now

Birds of a Feather WILLIAMSBURG BROOKLYN $$ Birds of a Feather, 鸳鸯 in Chinese, is a Chinese restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is the brainchild of Yiming and Xian, the Michelin-starred duo behind Cafe China. They hav spent countless hours ruminating on the details of everything that meets the eye and behind the scenes in…

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January 4, 2018

10… 9… 8… here’s where we think you should celebrate NYE in NYC!

William Vale = Great spot to see the fireworks over the Manhattan skyline. Specialty cocktails, passed canapes, and live music from The Broadway Project. Tickets starting at $275. TICKETS Brooklyn Brewery = $115 open beer bar, live DJ, food and a special midnight toast: “At midnight we’ll kick off 2018 with a toast of an…

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December 15, 2017

Experiences make the best gifts!

Shameless plug! Take 10% off gift certificates for the holiday season! Use code GIFT10 at checkout! Gift a special NYC or Brooklyn experience. The ultimate in creative gift giving for the traveler, foodie and urban explorer! Your recipient(s) can choose the date of the tour upon redemption. They simply enter their gift certificate code at…

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November 30, 2017

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

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…

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November 22, 2017