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

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

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 ring. It's the shop that every urban woman wishes were on their corner, let's find out how it was dreamed up!

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Go Behind the Scenes on our Industry City Tour

Go Behind the Scenes on our Industry City Tour

Last month we were asked to share our Industry City tour with representatives from around the world. From behind the scenes access to maker’s studios to Japan Village to all you can eat Li-Lac chocolate samples, everyone had a blast! See for yourself!

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

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

For the fifth article in our boss babes series, we sat down with Suzanne Palmer, owner of the incredible Brooklyn vintage store, Olly Oxen Free.

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Creative Gift Ideas for the NYC Lover

Creative Gift Ideas for the NYC Lover

From gifts under $100 by working NYC artists to a glass blowing class, we list our top ideas for creative gift giving for the NYC lover!

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Explore Brooklyn's Design Center With Us!

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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Experience Industry City, Brooklyn's New Design District!

Experience Industry City, Brooklyn's New Design District!

You might have heard about Industry City, 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.

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NYC's Best Markets: Food Markets, Flea Markets & More!

NYC's Best Markets: Food Markets, Flea Markets & More!

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:

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Interview with a Local: Leah Snow, Fashion Stylist

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!

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Our Favorite NYC Holiday Markets

Our Favorite NYC Holiday Markets

We love the winter holidays in NYC. Partially because of all the amazing holiday markets! We map out our favorite markets, when they open and what you can find there.

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NYC Events Not to Miss this Fall!

NYC Events Not to Miss this Fall!

Fall in New York City is a magical time. Everyone's back from summer vacations or spending time upstate and in the Hamptons or North Fork, you can still sit outside for dinner and there is an amazing amount of festivals going on! We put together our list of top cultural and festival related events... 

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Dog Adopted on our Sunday Funday Brooklyn Tour!

Dog Adopted on our Sunday Funday Brooklyn Tour!

One of my all time favorite places in Brooklyn is Artists & Fleas. Aside from all the amazing vendors they have, they have hosted some fun events and are very much part of the Williamsburg community.

In celebration of National Dog Day on August 27, Artists & Fleas hosted Found My Animal for a day of puppy love, raising awareness for fostering and adoption, and to find forever homes for some four-legged pals.

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Brooklyn Vintage Shopping

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! Don't be intimated -- Brooklyn has some of the best (and best priced) vintage shopping around! Use our handy guide below and get shopping!

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New Indoor Brooklyn Food Market!

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 trends as represented by vendors that also participate at Smorgasburg, Bergen, Le District and other great food markets that can be found in NYC and Brooklyn...

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Experience Brooklyn Like A Local

Experience Brooklyn Like A Local

Last month we partnered with Localgrapher and shared our insight on how to "Experience Brooklyn Like A Local".  Read on to discover our top 5 ways to explore Brooklyn!

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Summertime at Brooklyn Bridge Park & DUMBO

Summertime at Brooklyn Bridge Park & DUMBO

According to the NY Harbor Parks website, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade will take your breath away. Made famous by cameo appearances in movies like Annie Hall and Moonstruck, it is one of the most romantic spots in New York City, and has been the destination for thousands of first dates, wedding proposals and anniversary celebrations. 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, trees, benches and playgrounds, the promenade is a favorite destination for tourists, joggers, strollers, families and lovers.

It's a great place to visit whether you're local or visiting from out of town. If you're staying in Manhattan, we recommend a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and then a few hours to enjoy the promenade. Plan your visit to finish up around sunset for incredible views (and photos!). The walk across the bridge takes about an hour, so plan accordingly....

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

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 largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors

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Interview with a Local: Anna Ward, Artists & Fleas Market Manager

Interview with a Local: Anna Ward, Artists & Fleas Market Manager

If you’re local, you have likely been to Artists and Fleas. If not, according to Founders Amy and Ronen, Artists & Fleas is, “Part community gathering spot, part hipster haven, Artists & Fleas has hosted thousands of artists and vendors since opening its doors. It's a place where buyers find unique designs, artists and vintage collectors in an atmosphere that’s in the tradition of old world marketplaces with a firm foot in what is contemporary, original and hip.” 

They first opened their doors in an empty warehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and have since expanded to Chelsea Market in NYC, downtown Los Angeles as well as Venice, CA. 

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

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, Central Park, Wall Street and the Empire State Building.

But skip Brooklyn and you’ll be missing out on the excitement of late-night live music, food markets, shops stuffed with vintage threads and some of the best pizza in the world. ...

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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 District to Union Square with a lot of tasty stops, photo ops, local history, and private kitchen visits along the way. If you're looking to feel like a hip local in Brooklyn, take the Sunday Funday tour of Williamsburg. New York, New York. www.likealocaltours.com.

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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 being “passionate about people and knowing the best places to go”. Robert is a well-traveled photographer, once working alongside photography legend Annie Leibovitz, who loves his adopted city and enjoys sharing his personal knowledge and experience with visitors. “There is no better way to know a neighborhood and savor its unique charm than by walking in the shoes of its residents!” Lauren says. They also pride themselves on not being your typical guided tour. “Like our mustache logo implies, we specialize in creating stylish and buzz-worthy tours. We seek out local entrepreneurs who have started their businesses from scratch, so that really gives it that authentic local feel.”
So what tour should visitors choose to take? For the summer/early fall, or while the weather is still nice out now,  Like A Local Tours recommends their Williamsburg Bites and Sunday Funday Brooklyn tours. The Williamsburg Bites: A Brooklyn Food Tour allows tour-goers to indulge on gourmet foods from some of the best local spots while learning about the history of the neighborhood and how it became a foodie haven. Stops include many of the hot, single proprietor businesses influencing food trends including Odd Fellows Ice Cream, Momofuku Milk Bar, Mast Brothers Chocolate, The Bagel Store, Pies N Thighs and Best Pizza. Along the way, seven full portion tastings are provided on the two-and-a-half hour-long Saturday excursion. I did the Williamsburg Bites tour and I LOVED it!
Costs for the above tours are $50 and $55, respectively. The company also offers multiple other tours including Take Me Out NYC nightlife tours, Flatiron Food & History Tour, and their newest, the North Fork Wine Tour. Private tours can also be scheduled any day of the week.
Step into the shoes of a local and get to know the charm that Brooklyn brings to the table! For more information, please visit: www.likealocaltours.com.