Why Williamsburg?

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 Local Tours a Williamsburg expert, but it’s also our home neighborhood! When you join us there, you’ll hear our guides talk about the history of the neighborhood from First Nations to immigration, the boom and then bust, and the eventual reinvention of the area. We walk the side streets and back streets, take in the unique view of the Manhattan Skyline, and spend time at some of the delicious Mom and Pop eateries that the neighborhood has to offer, all giving you a foundation to Williamsburg that can be used to then go adventuring yourself.

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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 #4: Boundary Breaking, Bridge Building, Babe

Boss Babes Series #4: Boundary Breaking, Bridge Building, Babe

You know the iconic image of the Brooklyn Bridge as well as you know you own hand. You can count the number of times you’ve walked across it on a couple of hands, but did you know that a woman had more than a mere hand in the building of it?

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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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Interview with a Local: Bushwick, Brooklyn Based Artist Espartaco Albornoz Abreu

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 through Brooklyn Brush 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 Art Tour of Bushwick. We hope you enjoy reading this article as much as we had fun sitting down with Espartaco and unearthing it over tostadas in Bushwick...

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Graffiti Workshop! Participate in creating a graffiti piece and take it home afterwards!

Graffiti Workshop! Participate in creating a graffiti piece and take it home afterwards!

We are so lucky to work with a highly acclaimed street artist in bringing you these special Bushwick Graffiti Experiences! From traditional techniques like spray paint to other forms like wheat paste, you will learn first hand what street art is all about. There is no better way to know something than to try it and experience it yourself! We hope you will join us!

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