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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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 many faces of New York: Why revisiting a city is always a good idea

The many faces of New York: Why revisiting a city is always a good idea

I once had a friend who told me she only travelled to a city or country once. “But, but, but…why? And HOW?” I sputtered. “Because you know, been there, done that — it’s the same each time. Plus, there are so many other places to see.” While I can’t argue...

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Hot spots for a fun, flirty date night in NYC

Hot spots for a fun, flirty date night in NYC

New York City has some very romantic scenery. The Brooklyn Bridge is the spot for countless proposals and 100 couples said “I do” on the Empire State Building this past Valentine’s Day (in -6˚C, no less!). But what if you’re someone looking for a little less of a commitment right...

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Where to go when you have to pee in NYC

Where to go when you have to pee in NYC

One big thing about NYC that your guidebooks might not have mentioned (besides all of the walking) is that we don’t have public restrooms. While this is not always the case throughout all of the USA, typically in the Big Apple you can’t just walk into any restaurant, bar, or...

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Where to get outdoors in NYC

Where to get outdoors in NYC

New Yorkers love being outdoors. It might have to do with the fact that we practically hibernate all winter long (not us Urban Adventure tour guides, though!). So when the sun comes out, we want to dine outside, walk instead of take the train, and head to our local parks....

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Brooklyn beyond Williamsburg

Brooklyn beyond Williamsburg

Headed to Brooklyn? While the popular Williamsburg area has much to offer, there are many other great New York neighbourhoods nearby, each with their own personalities, to explore. Here are some suggestions to help you plan an unforgettable alternate Brooklyn itinerary. Bushwick One of New York City’s most experimental art...

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