• 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

  • Musical Instrument in New York Subway

    Since 1995, a public instrument in the New York City subway has engaged travelers to connect musically with their urban environment. Waiting pedestrians reach up and wave their hands in front of one of the eight openings, to interrupt a beam of light. This activates the artwork titled REACH, which then emits a range of sounds—from melodic instruments (flute) to environmental sounds (rain forest). The piece by Christopher Janney is installed on both the uptown and downtown platforms of the 34th Street N/R station. Jam with your fellow subway riders! See a live performance here: https://youtu.be/yFzfcjogMxg

     

  • Horses in New York City

    To most NYC visitors, horses are only a familiar sight in Central Park, when in fact the NYPD has its own unit of 55 horses. The lucky 22 animals, which happen to be stationed in NYC call fancy new stables located on the ground floor of the luxury rental Mercedes House in Hell’s Kitchen their home. It's next door to the Mercedes dealership that gives the building its name. The horses enjoy a 26,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility that features 27 stalls, two hot water horse showers, automatic water feeders, an exercise ring, and an on-site horseshoer.
    Walk along West 53rd Street, and we promise, you will be able to sniff out the right building.

  • New Offer: SELECTION - Beauty & Wellness

    Life in New York can be fast-paced, hectic, and stressful. Even as a visitor, it's not easy to find some peace since exploring could go on without end. So how do New Yorkers find their balance? We are letting you in on the secret and invite you to experience it for yourself, with our new SELECTION offer Wellness & Beauty! The best recommendations to pamper yourself from head to toe: an appointment with a hairstylist to the stars, organic skincare, made in NYC or a luxurious afternoon at a Roman bath spa. We do anything for your wellbeing and reveal the best insider tips.

    NEW on localike-newyork.com/offers

  • The largest rhino sculpture in the world

    The Last Three the largest rhino sculpture in the world has been unveiled at Astor Place, New York. The artists created the statue to raise awareness for the endangered species and started a petition online against the use of rhino horns. The massive 16-foot bronze sculpture depicts the last three surviving northern white rhinoceros, one of which has unfortunately died recently.
    Learn more about their project and how to help here: goodbyerhinos.org

  • Tips to get around NYC without your phone



    Thanks to the street grid system, finding your way around New York is actually pretty easy. That being said, there are always confusing situations: which way is south and which way is north? East? West? And where in Central Park am I, exactly? We’ve assembled six tips to help you navigate your way around the city like a local.

    1. Central Park is enormous and it’s easy to lose your orientation there. For this reason, the park’s lampposts serve as reference points. Most are marked with numbers that correspond to the crossroads, which are located at the same height on both sides of the park. If a lantern is marked with the number 7304, for example, you’re between 73rd & 74th Streets.

    2. Traffic in Manhattan usually only travels in one direction. On streets with odd numbers (i.e., 17th Street), the traffic travels west. On even-numbered streets, traffic travels east.

    3. Traffic on avenues (i.e. 5th Avenue) travels north and south, almost always in alternating directions (beginning with 1st Avenue, which is north-bound).

    4. There’s a trick that will help you remember the order of the avenues (e.g., Lexington Avenue) in Manhattan: “You can take a CAB back home if it’s Late PM.” Columbus, Amsterdam, and Broadway are on the west side of the city; Lexington, Park, and Madison Avenue are on the east side.

    5. 5th Avenue divides Manhattan’s east and west sides. On each side, the street numbering starts at 5th Avenue. 10 East 36th Street is east of 5th Avenue and is an altogether different address than 10 West 36th Street. The only exception is Broadway, which in some places runs diagonally through the city.

    6. In Manhattan, most of the northbound (or uptown-bound) subway lines can be accessed on the east side of a given street. The southbound (or downtown-bound) lines tend to be located on the west side of the street. Remembering this will save you from having to cross the street at the last minute before taking the subway.

    When all else fails, there is, of course, still Google Maps—or LOCALIKE New York. :)

  • New York landmark in Tribeca

    One of New York's favorite new landmarks is the Jenga-like skyscraper by the Swiss star architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. The 60-story residential tower at 56 Leonard Street in Tribeca features a stacked-blocked form, which draws comparisons with the wooden blocks used in a game of Jenga. The design is fished off with ten unique penthouses and a bulbous mirrored sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor on the ground floor. Other significant projects by the prestigious architectural firm are the Tate Modern in London and the Beijing National Stadium also known as the Bird's Nest.

  • Win New York Knicks tickets

    #ThankYouNewYork for always being yourself.
    LOCALIKE is celebrating its five-year anniversary – and you can help: we’re giving away five pairs of tickets for a New York Knicks home game in Madison Square Garden! Just like this page and send an email with your name to win@localike.com. The winners will be informed on Sunday via email. Best of luck!
    Conditions of participation: localike-newyork.com/birthday

  • Invented in New York

    The world has New York to thank for these dishes, simply because they were invented here:

    Eggs Benedikt
    This dish was served for the first time following instructions of a hungover hotel guest of the Waldorf Astoria. The chef later added it to the menu, and now half the world has it for breakfast.

    Chicken & Waffles
    1930s: The Jazz musicians of Harlem's clubs were looking for a snack after their nighttime performances. Since it was still too early for breakfast, they were served leftover chicken with the US breakfast stable: waffles.

    General Tso's Chicken
    This classic dish of every Chinese restaurant in New York is surprisingly unknown in its alleged homeland. The sweet and sour dish was invented by a Taiwanese chef on East 40th Street in 1950, and since then New Yorkers go crazy for it.

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