In photos: The hidden ghost signs of NYC

In photos: The hidden ghost signs of NYC

Visiting New York is like drinking water out of a fire hydrant. So much is happening every minute of the day that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. One of the things that visitors (and sometimes even locals) frequently miss are the city’s ubiquitous ghost signs. These are old advertisements that...

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My neighbourhood: A local’s guide to Astoria (Queens), NYC

My neighbourhood: A local’s guide to Astoria (Queens), NYC

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. Want to hang out with them for a day and follow their expert lead? We can make it...

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Traveller stories: On an NYC cocktail crawl

Traveller stories: On an NYC cocktail crawl

Mondays. The first day of the week to have a fresh start, learn something new, be productive, and go on a craft cocktail tour. That last part was no mistake, as you cannot shock your body into completely stopping the weekend activities. It’s bad for you. It’s science. The Urban...

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How to visit Katz’s Deli in NYC like a local

How to visit Katz’s Deli in NYC like a local

We asked Nikki, our local guide in New York City, how to visit the most famous deli in the city and order your sandwich without annoying all the locals in line. Katz’s Delicatessen is an institution in NYC. It’s not only been around for more than 100 years, but it’s...

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How to hail a cab in NYC

How to hail a cab in NYC

We asked Nikki, our local guide and expert in New York City, how to properly hail a cab so you don’t look like a silly tourist flapping your arms about on Broadway. 1. Get on a street that’s headed in the direction you want to go. Aim to be toward...

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Traveller stories: Sarah in Brooklyn

Traveller stories: Sarah in Brooklyn

BEER. As rich in history as it is in flavour. The history of beer is overflowing; a word that can also be used to describe the beverage itself. I was practically giddy stepping into the legendary Brooklyn Brewery where the NYC Urban Adventures Brewed in Brooklyn tour began. Here they...

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The 4th of July party that’s not on the 4th of July

The 4th of July party that’s not on the 4th of July

Full disclosure: I rarely celebrate the 4th of July. In fact, despite living in New York City, this year was the first time I’d ever seen the official Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show (from a friend’s rooftop and yes, it was pretty awesome).   This symbolic long weekend (one...

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The complete guide to: New York City travel

The complete guide to: New York City travel

New York City is an experience unlike any other. Whether you’re here for a few nights or a couple weeks, we want you to have the Best. Trip. Ever. in the city! With hundreds of options to choose from in terms of cafés, restaurants, bars, shopping, museums, art galleries, concerts,...

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What to eat at New York City’s Italian market fairs

What to eat at New York City’s Italian market fairs

In the summertime, New York City is filled with street fairs — big ones, small ones, fancy ones, cheap ones, official ones, and even ones that may seem a little random! My personal favourites are the Italian street fairs — and no, I don’t mean San Gennaro (it’s a great...

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How to go local at the tourist spots in NYC

How to go local at the tourist spots in NYC

New Yorkers complain about the crowds a lot (like, a lot, a lot). But that doesn’t mean we don’t feel the incredible energy and excitement when we step into Times Square with a theatre playbill in our hand, or that the sight of the Statue of Liberty doesn’t make our heart...

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