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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

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 on Governors Island

This historic island has been a popular location for picnics, military training and even concerts. Though it was originally part of the city’s defensive plans, Governor’s Island is now home to a unique mix of recreational activities and historical sites. Located in New York Harbor between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, this small island—just…

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August 25, 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

New Times Available: Immigrant New York Food Tour

Immigrant New York Food Tour: Lower East Side New Time Available! With so many different foods, cultures and neighborhoods in New York City, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we created the New Immigrant New York Food Tour! You’ll get to sample the best food that immigrants brought here over…

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August 14, 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

Spring Art on the High Line

With warmer weather and sunny skies on the way, Spring is a great time to get outside and enjoy the beauty of The High Line. Whether a stroll on your own, or a walk with one of our expert guides on the Chelsea Market, High Line, and Hudson Yards Food and History tour, be sure…

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May 3, 2022

Expanded food on our Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour!

With warmer weather on it’s way, now is a great time to book a spot on our fantastic Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour! This tour isn’t just for out-of-towners, with our expanded food stops it’s sure to help locals find new favorites too. Check out this review we recently received: “Really great tour! I…

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April 6, 2022

Founder & CEO, Lauren Beebe nominated for Women in Tourism Award

We are proud to announce that our Founder & CEO Lauren Beebe has been nominated for the Women in Tourism Award. The first of its kind, Women In Tourism Awards, produced by Davler Media’s City Guide and presented by American Airlines, recognizes the accomplishments of female leaders who inspire memorable travel experiences in NYC. The…

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March 16, 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

What’s New, New York?

People come from all around the world to take in historic sights like the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge, classic Broadway revivals like Kiss Me Kate, and vintage flavors like the classic hot dog BUT New York never stops changing and growing. So to celebrate all that is NEW right now, and to…

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June 4, 2019

HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY

It is true that many New Yorkers leave the metropolis in the summer months, but New York is by no means quiet. From the parks, to the concerts to the beaches (yes, BEACHES!), there is a never-ending check list of amazing activities for visitors to enjoy. We’ve covered NYC’s best Happy Hours with some notable…

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June 4, 2019

Tour Guide Perspective: Kathryn Fray – Story Teller

Kathryn Fray – Story Teller ON THE STREETS WHERE IT HAPPENED I can tell you a story about anything. Go on, ask me. Some people are good with numbers, some at sport, but I can make-believe. I never imagined that I would end up doing this though. Theatre and storytelling for me was always…

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December 13, 2018

NYC Architecture Tour: The Birth and Death of American Modernism

Along a stretch of midtown Manhattan streets less than a mile in length stand some of the most important buildings in the country. In this compact area, the world’s most influential architects gave birth to American Modernism, built its undisputed triumphs, and sang its swan songs. The story hinges on four Modern landmarks: the United…

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December 10, 2018

Thankful for NYC

We are so thankful to our wonderful partners and clients for allowing us to share this absolutely amazing city with people from all over the world. As we reflect on what we are thankful for this Thanksgiving, we wanted to share some of the reasons we are especially thankful for NYC: THE PEOPLE NYC is…

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November 21, 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

Focus on Immigrant NY on our Lower East Side Food Tour

The story of immigration and migration in the United States is one that can be told through the history of New York City. Our Lower East Side Food Tour tells all and fills your tummy all while meeting the people that make NYC what it is! Most immigrants who came to New York City in…

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August 30, 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

NYC PRIDE MONTH EVENTS

NYC Pride is one of our favorite times – so much energy, love and celebration! Here is our roundup of top events going on in NYC: JUNE 6, PINTS & POSTCARDS: PRIDE EDITION, AMPLE HILLS, GOWANUS, BROOKLYN Ample Hills’ monthly community building event returns with a pay-what-you-want sundae bar, a special Pride ice cream flavor, and…

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June 4, 2018

Interview with a Local: Ryan Witte, Architecture Aficionado and Tour Guide

Give us a quick snapshot of your background. I was born in Columbus, Ohio, but moved from there at the age of three and don’t remember much about it. We moved around a lot, and I believe it was formative for me to have lived in Rural, Suburban, Urban Middle and East Coast America at…

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May 1, 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

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

Why we love our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour

From our featured partner — Expedia.com: Hit up a handful of Brooklyn’s hottest eateries on this walking tour of Manhattan’s hippest borough. Fill up on enough tastings to make a lunch of it as an expert guide leads you between innovative kitchens, killer street art, and waterfront viewpoints offering up a sweeping panorama of the…

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November 7, 2017

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