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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

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

NYC Nightlife Trends: Martinis & Piano Bars

A recent article in the NY Times titled “Why Gen Z Is Flocking to New York’s Old-School Hotels and Bar” caught our attention. They go on to say, “Bemelmans Bar now has bouncers. And at the Rainbow Room, a post-punk after party.” A good martini bar is always on trend for us! “Nothing says old…

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June 4, 2022

The Benefits of Meaningful Community Engagement

Love exploring and want to do something meaningful while you do it? Our Social Impact Tours are a new way to explore a city, gain deeper understanding of the community around you and make a difference by volunteering. We offer Social Impact Tours that connect people from around the world to the stories, challenges and…

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May 23, 2022

The Future of Tourism is Social Impact Tourism

Social Impact Tourism The responsible traveler today visits a place in order to get to know its people, culture and history. Social Impact Tourism promises to be an important part of our future as travelers and consumers – not only because it helps us travel more sustainably but also because it provides us with an opportunity…

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May 19, 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

Spring Awakening!

Updated Tuesday, June 7, 2022 NEW & NOTABLE:   Flipper’s Roller Rink in Rockefeller Center! Skate at Flipper’s, the legendary roller rink from 1979 returns! From April through October 2022 Flipper’s will transform the iconic rink at Rockefeller Center in to a roller rink. Roller skate all summer long in NYC at Flipper’s. SummitOne Vanderbilt

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April 18, 2022

Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour is still a favorite!

Considering our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Foodie Adventure? Check out a great recent review we received! Walter was a wonderful tour guide … He was extremely knowledgeable and easy to converse with … I am a native New Yorker (born and bred) and I learned some new things … I appreciated the five stops … Whenever…

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March 12, 2022

Need a reason to visit NYC? Here’s 1,319!

From museums to shows to restaurants and more, check out NYC & Company’s guide to what’s open in NYC. Hint: we are back baby! Everything is open! Also, it’s restaurant week! From July 19 to August 22, NYC Restaurant Week is back and better than ever, with lunch and dinner options for $21 or $39,…

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July 19, 2021

Return of the NYC Staycation! Creative (and safe) ways to enjoy and explore NYC.

ENJOY LOCAL!  Even though we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and enjoy some of the best that NYC has to offer. Some businesses are already set up to allow you to patronize them safely and others have come up with creative ways. Here are some of…

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September 2, 2020

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

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

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

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

Ask an NYC Tour Guide: Most Frequently Asked Questions

Not only do our tours provide insights into each neighborhood that we explore, but our tour guides are frequently walking encyclopedias for all sorts of day-to-day knowledge about New York City and its boroughs. We thought it would be fun to poll our tour guides on the most frequently asked questions by guests:   MEGAN:

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December 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

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

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

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

Celebrate World Pride in NYC! 50 Years of Stonewall!

2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the birth of Gay Rights activism, making New York City the home for World Pride. These days we know Gay Pride as a movement for equality for all who identify as LGTBQIA. It has brought us powerful progressive legislation and now the first openly gay…

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April 11, 2019

Because we are Happy! NYC’s best Happy Hours!

It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, and in New York we can make our Happy Hours last all night! Now that Spring has Sprung and the weather is warmer, you’ll find the locals on the rooftops, sidewalks and speakeasies, sipping the latest cocktail trends, and all for those magic discounted prices. Knowing where to go is…

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April 2, 2019

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