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  • 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

    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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Dessert Goals Festival

    New York is Dessert Central, so it comes as no surprise that one of the city's famous food festivals is dedicated exclusively to this delicious course of (every) meal. The Dessert Goals Festival features Cruffins-a croissant baked like a muffin, chewy mochi, gigantic cotton candy and much more by many of New York's favorite vendors. Luckily the festival spreads over two weekends this time around, so the chances to score one of the desired tickets are twice as high.
    When: March 17/18 & 24/25
    Where: Sound River Studios, Long Island City (Queens)
    Tickets: dessertgoals.com

  • New York's streets are his canvas

    American artist Tom Bob has been transforming the streets of New York City, using the most ordinary objects-pipes, poles, sewers-as his canvas. His whimsical pieces interact with their surroundings and have frequently popped up all over New York City. Keep up with his latest creations via Instagram: @tombobnyc

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