Monthly Archives: June 2018

  • Photographer's guide to New York City

    1.2 trillion photos are taken each year, many of them in New York City. Check out our photographer's guide to the city below to get most out of your vacation snaps or contact LOCALIKE New York, if you want to book a guided photo-safari through NYC.

    Exchange Place Waterfront, Jersey City
    The best pictures of Manhattan can be taken from across the river in either Brooklyn or New Jersey. The latter tends not to be overcrowded and its views—particularly of One World Trade Center (OWT)—are unparalleled.

    Lower Manhattan
    For a more unseen view of the OWT building, head over to the corner of Fulton & Nassau Sts where the stunning skyscraper lines up with the urban canyon for the perfect symbiosis of street life and architecture.

    Street Art 
    It's a bit of a trip but the mural series in Bushwick, Brooklyn is a fantastic destination. Start your hunt for the most colorful street art photo at St Nicholas Ave & Troutman St and let the murals guide you from there.

  • The Waffle Iron Building, 432 Park Avenue

    The start was bumpy–the design by architect Rafael Viñoly received a lot of criticism, and New Yorkers were not happy about the now second tallest building in their home city. Now two years after its completion the stunning structure with the dull name 432 Park Avenue has become NYC’s best-selling building ever with $2 billion in sales. And even the locals have made their peace with the new fixture in the Midtown skyline.

  • LOCALIKE's ice cream recommendations for the summer

    Summer temperatures are the best excuse to trial the many new ice cream option New York has to offer this year. LOCALIKE has selected the best three recommendations for you:

    Mister Dips
    Soft serve ice cream with the new dips of the season, banana-split and chocolate-peanut-butter deluxe, served out of an Airstream trailer on a rooftop park. instagram.com/eatmisterdips

    Empellón
    Adventurers try this boozy option with ice cream flavored by wood from tequila barrels, encased in crisp meringue looking like a block of wood and served with tequila-spiked caramel sauce. Cheers!
    empellon.com

    Van Leeuwen
    This local classic has made itself a name with exceptional craftsmanship and natural ingredients. Just honest ice cream, made in Brooklyn!
    vanleeuwenicecream.com