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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What's New, New York?

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 give veteran explorers some fresh ideas here’s our latest listicle…

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HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY

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 roof top bars thrown in here, so now what to do before 5 o’clock comes around…

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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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Celebrate World Pride in NYC! 50 Years of Stonewall!

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 Presidential candidate. But in late June 1969 it was the actions of a few brave people that galvanized a community, and little could they have imagined how far we would come!

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

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 speakeasys, sipping the latest cocktail trends, and all for those magic discounted prices. Knowing where to go is key so we have listed some of our favorite for you to check out:

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Thankful for NYC

Thankful for NYC

We are so thankful to our wonderful partners and guests 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…

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The Best Halloween Parties & Events in NYC!

The Best Halloween Parties & Events in NYC!

This year, NYC celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Village Halloween Parade! Don’t miss it, along with tons of other great events!

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Fabulous Fall Events in NYC & Brooklyn

Fabulous Fall Events in NYC & Brooklyn

Fall is a fabulous time in NYC and Brooklyn! Tons to do, the weather is gorgeous — read on for our top picks!

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

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 which we visit on our Red Hook Tour. We had a chance to chat with Nic Cowles who is the Tasting Room Manager of Van Brunt Stillhouse…

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New & Notable in NYC & Brooklyn!

New & Notable in NYC & Brooklyn!

New York City just keeps getting better and better! With so many new restaurants, bars, and parks not to mention theater, live music, museum exhibits and more, here are our top 5 new and notable for end of summer / fall (so far!):

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NYC PRIDE MONTH EVENTS

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:

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Things to do in NYC & Brooklyn this spring and summer!

Things to do in NYC & Brooklyn this spring and summer!

Spring has officially arrived — in weather as well as in title! And we couldn’t be happier. So many great events going on in NYC and Brooklyn. Check it out!

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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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2 for 1 tickets during NYC's Must-See Week! & Broadway Week!

2 for 1 tickets during NYC's Must-See Week! & Broadway Week!

It may be impossible to do it all in New York City — but trying is the fun part. During NYC Must-See Week, enjoy 2-for-1 tickets to many of the iconic experiences right in our backyard, like museums, attractions, tours and performing arts. First-time visitors and lifelong locals agree: there’s never been a better time to conquer your NYC bucket list.

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What to do in NYC this winter

What to do in NYC this winter

Don't let the cold deter you! NYC still has lots of great activities to offer. From where to get cozy AF to Black History Month activities, here's what's on our to do list.

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10... 9... 8... here's where we think you should celebrate NYE in NYC!

10... 9... 8... here's where we think you should celebrate NYE in NYC!

From a party at a brewery to a 90s themed burlesque show, here are our top picks to celebrate New Year's Eve in New York City.

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Not Your Average Day and Night in Brooklyn

Not Your Average Day and Night in Brooklyn

We recently put together an itinerary that somehow manages to cover much of the Best of Brooklyn (somewhat off the beaten path), which is no easy feat! In the spirit of the holiday season, we are sharing it with you!

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What to do this weekend in NYC!

What to do this weekend in NYC!

We are so excited for the first snowfall of the year this weekend and these 10 things - from more unique shopping to wreath making at Green-Wood Cemetery, peep our list!

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