The best way to appreciate NYC’s immigrant history is through your stomach

The best way to appreciate NYC’s immigrant history is through your stomach

What’s the most iconic building in New York City? Is it the Empire State, its spire pointing towards the heavens? Or perhaps Rockefeller Center with its proud traditions and breathtaking panoramic views. Or maybe the Chrysler, its pretty rooftop design making it inherently recognisable from all around the city. I’d...

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24 hours in: NYC

24 hours in: NYC

Trying to pack in the must-see sights of New York City in just 24 hours is a seriously difficult task — there’s just so much to do. However, if you plan your time strategically, it is possible to get a good flavour of the city in just one day. It also...

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The NYC bike shop that’s also a chilled-out hangout

The NYC bike shop that’s also a chilled-out hangout

At a table by the window on a sun-drenched corner in Industry City, Brooklyn, I’m sitting with Manuel Mainardi, originally from Milan, Italy, and founder of Maglia Rosa NYC. It’s early on a Thursday afternoon, and it occurs to me that we’re doing exactly what he has hoped people will...

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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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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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Meet: Nikki, our local expert in NYC

Meet: Nikki, our local expert in NYC

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On being a native New Yorker… A lot of natives take the city for granted but I...

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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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Street eats: NYC’s best food trucks

Street eats: NYC’s best food trucks

In NYC, we’re famous for always being on the go. You’ll often see people eating on the subway or while walking down the sidewalk — since we literally don’t have enough time to sit. So who better than us to recommend some restaurant free, on-the-go food options?! We want you...

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