Welcome to Local Expeditions.
Community-driven adventures!

LOCAL EXPEDITIONS offers 2-3 hour excursions designed by locals for out-of-towners or anyone who prefers to DO WHAT LOCALS DO over typical tourist experiences.

If you’d like to take an excursion, designed and executed by a local for a true insider experience, TAKE AN EXPEDITION below. Know someone who would love a true local experience? GIFT AN EXPEDITION and brighten their day! If you’d like to design your own tour, great! We need your knowledge, insights and passion. Head over to LEAD AN EXPEDITION to get started.

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Whats Happening this week

Monday

26

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Tuesday

27

27th at 11:00AM

Victorian Flatbush, Brooklyn

27th at 2:00PM

CitiBike DUMBO

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Wednesday

28

28th at 2:00PM

Bushwick Bounty!

28th at 1:15PM

Ferry to DUMBO

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Thursday

29

29th at 2:00PM

Bushwick Bounty!

29th at 2:00PM

Prospect Park and Park Slope Brownstones

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Friday

30

30th at 2:00PM

Gowanus? Yes, Go On Us!

30th at 11:00AM

Forest Hills: NYC’s English Village

30th at 1:15PM

Ferry to DUMBO

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Saturday

1

1st at 2:00PM

Gowanus? Yes, Go On Us!

1st at 11:00AM

CitiBike DUMBO

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Sunday

2

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Hottest Expeditions

See why gorgeous views, beautiful homes, a cutting-edge theater and post-industrial chic make these neighborhoods my favorite haunting grounds. B Heights 2

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Stunning Victorian mansions. Historic churches and theaters.  A small business boom. Come discover Flatbush. Flatbush1

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Come discover Queens’ most beautiful village community of rich history and English Tudor homes. forest hills 3  

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Learn how Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, the NY Mets and Lucille Ball are all connected to this neighborhood.

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Walk, nosh, and get a little history on this father/daughter team expedition of the Lower East Side. LES Photo 1  

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Guided by Greg R.

Walk through a historical neighborhood with four pub stops along the way.

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OGP2 A private “On Golden Pond” boat tour given by a local with 5% of proceeds benefitting the the Squam Lakes Association.  

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Discover how Long Island City went from a sleepy farm town, to manufacturing hub, to a commercial, residential and artistic “it” community. Long Island CIty Graffiti

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Learn insider gardening secrets from a renowned New York City garden designer.

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An insider's guide to the best wholesale garden district in the United States!

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Experience a fascinating overview of amazing Boston, from its beautiful historic past to its intriguing present.

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See the most spectacular natural views in Manhattan, walk in George Washington’s footsteps and visit the shrine of the first American Saint. Ft Wash View1

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COMING SOON

Find the hidden gems and treasures of Central Park on this insider tour with the author of the bestselling book, My City, My New York.

Coming Soon!

Start your Saturday with exercise and some of the obscure sights of Brooklyn's beautiful and wild Prospect Park.  THIS EXPEDITION IS HALF PRICE. 

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People who will enjoy this expedition will enjoy walking (at least a mile), being outdoors, art, gardens and photography.

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Learn about CitiBike, ride the bridges, and see what this local likes in DUMBO.

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Park Slope's infamous archectiture is highlighted in this 3 hour mid-day tour.

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Great Neighborhoods

Brooklyn Heights

With stunning views of the lower Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Heights has been an active residential neighborhood since early New York.  Classic Brownstone architecture makes this neighborhood one of the prettiest and best maintained neighborhoods in all of Brooklyn.

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Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY

Flatbush is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn founded in 1651 by Dutch colonists.  The modern neighborhood includes or borders several institutions of note, including Prospect Park and Brooklyn College.

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Forest Hills, Queens, NY

This upscale Queens neighborhood has a rich history including landscaping by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.

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Did you know?

D.U.M.B.O stands for Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Overpass

Guide Of The Week

Jeffrey S.

Educator
Long Island City

Jeff is a New York City Public School Teacher who has lived in Western Queens since 2011. In his spare time, he loves to explore all that New York has to offer, but scoffs at the notion that New York is just “the city” (Manhattan). He loves showing people the hidden gems of the outer boroughs and how the “bridge and tunnel” folks live. One of his favorite items to explore is the ever-changing dynamic of change and gentrification that is occurring across most neighborhoods.