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October 05, 2016

It's officially October! The leaves will start changing colors and the air will be cool and crisp. Just right for exploring New York City. This month the city celebrates Archtober, which is a month long celebration of the city's architecture and design. Enjoy special tours, films, lectures, and more about the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. And don't miss the building of the day tour. Each day a different building will be featured for a special tour from the architect. You can purchase tickets to the tours online. Enjoy!



October 12, 2015

Catch a glimpse of some rarely seen spots in New York City this weekend during openhousenewyork. You can see inside private residences, factories, monuments, firehouses, and more. These are places that are usually not open to the public so you'll definitely want to take advantage of this opportunity. Some require advance registration, but many others do not. Have fun!


Big Apple Greeter

July 29, 2015

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Coming to New York City for the first time can be overwhelming. There's tons of organized tours, museums, and other sites to see. But if you really want to get the best out of your stay consider using a Greeter from Big Apple Greeter. And this doesn't cost a fortune, in fact, it doesn't cost anything at all! All the Greeters are local New Yorkers who volunteer to show you around the city. They can show you any area of New York and give you insider tips. Just visit the website and fill out the visit request form or give them a call a 3-4 weeks prior to your arrival and tell them what you want to see. Have a great time visiting New York!


Central Park Tours

May 20, 2015

It's a great time of year to explore Central Park. You've seen it in movies and television, but it's not the same as walking through it. Central Park offers some free guided tours as well as self-guided tours. Most tours explore a certain area of the park as opposed to the entire park (it's way too huge!) Check the website for a schedule of tours during your visit.


Unique Experiences in the City

April 20, 2015

New York City is filled with so many things to do, music to hear, and foods to taste. Sometimes the best way to experience a new city is to have a local guide. And if you don't know anyone, Vayable can help you find the right experience for you. Vayable allows locals who are passionate about something to create an experience. You can explore the city on a run, go on many food tours of different neighborhoods, bar hops, photo tours/lessons, sailing excursions, and much more. You can even request the tickets and pay for these unique experiences through the website. Hope you find something you like!


Taste Harlem

March 02, 2015

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Harlem is a vibrant community and a mecca of food, music, history, and culture. Experience the sights, sounds, and of course tastes of Harlem on the Taste Harlem food tour. On their traditional Historical Food Tour you'll get to experience soul food, Caribbean, and African cuisines at some of Harlem's best restaurants. You'll also get a chance to learn about Harlem's rich history and architecture. The cost is between $65-95 per person, but it includes six tasting stops, so you won't be leaving hungry. Have fun!


Holiday Lights Tour

December 02, 2014

Take the famous tour of holiday lights through Dyker Heights in Brooklyn this year. The lights you'll see aren't your typical little twinkle lights you'll see elsewhere. You'll see over-the-top manger scenes, santas, inflatables, and more. Tours depart every night in December from the Union Square area and tickets should be purchased in advance, because the popular tour sells out. At the end of the tour you'll finish with a hot chocolate and a cannoli from Mona Lisa Bakery.


Open House New York

October 06, 2014

This weekend take a peak at some of New York City's most important buildings places at Open House New York. Some places include the African Burial Ground National Monument, Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, the Appollo Theater, the Alice Austen House, the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, and so many more. There are also some inside private residences, so if you're interested in how a rich New Yorker lives, look out for those. Some require advanced reservation of $5 per reservation, but all other tours are free.



Garment District Walking Tour

July 18, 2014

If you're interested in fashion, listen up! New York City is home to so many fashionable locations in the Garment District. Take a walking tour of the fashion district to learn about the history of fashion in the city which includes stops like Project Runway locations, famous design schools, fabric and trim stores, and fashion landmarks. You'll also learn about the evolution of department stores like Macy's and Lord & Taylor. The tour lasts about 2 hours and tickets can be purchased online for $39 per person.


City Hall Subway Station

May 21, 2014

Take a trip to the past though the City Hall Subway Station, which closed on December 31, 1945. It's an elegant old station with brass fixtures, arches, and skylights. In order to see it just take the 6 train toward the Brooklyn Bridge. Instead of getting off at the last stop, stay on the train as it makes its turnaround at the old City Hall Station.