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Secret Behind the Scenes Grand Central Terminal Tour

BTSNYC Experiences On Going Grand Central Terminal Secret Tour

Grand Central Terminal is one of New York City’s most amazing historical attractions. Even though it can be quite touristy, we always find a way to tweak it into a behind the scenes experience for you! Book your spot at our Secret Behind the Scenes Grand Central Terminal Tour!


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BTSNYC Experiences On Going Grand Central Terminal Secret Tour

If you’ve never been to New York, or if you’ve been here countless times, the city can be quite overwhelming with things to do and places to go!

Even though we are always covering the best hidden spots, events and upcoming brands, there are quite a few historical places that will never negate! The city is overflowing with history and our efforts in keeping it live are tireless and endless!

One of the most magnificent and monumental attractions is our beloved Grand Central Terminal! We always get lost in thoughts and emotions when we walk through it.

We definitely experience a timeless affair with it!

The story behind this grandiose landmark is more than amusing, but let’s starts with saying it’s name correctly, ok?

People have the habit of calling it “Grand Central Station”. But, the correct name is “Grand Central Terminal”! Why? Because a terminal is where train lines “terminate”. It’s the start and ending point for trains, hence, it’s a Terminal, not a Station. So, let’s start saying the name right!

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In the past, the Grand Central Terminal was seen as an embarrassment to the city of New York, and you can’t even imagine why!

This behind the scenes Grand Central Terminal tour will take you through the common areas. In addition, it will also give you so much rich, unpublished and private information of things people don’t quite notice while rushing by!

But wait, we want to tell you more! You’ll also finally be told where the 4 Whispering Arches are, if you haven’t found it yet.

Want something ultra top secret!? Ask about the M42, a secret sub-basement. Why it’s completely blocked by security and why its exact location is so closely guarded! The story is thrilling!

During the 2nd World War, even Hitler tried infiltration spies to gain access to destroy it, but was thankfully unsuccessful. It does not even show in the Terminal’s blueprints and maps, due to is secrecy.

So, expect not only to see many of the traditional spots – with secret information, but also experience some quite unique places within the building!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Peek into the entrance of the glass walkways;
  • Locate its lost armchairs;
  • Learn about Grand Central Terminal’s backwards ceiling;
  • See its hidden tennis courts;
  • Learn many more of its secrets!

DETAILS:
Price: $35 / person
What to wear: Bring comfortable shoes.
What to know: The tour is 1.5 hours long; please consult with the MTA for weekend subway schedules and routing changes. Please note that due to enhanced security measures, Grand Central no longer allows access to places like the M-42 basement, FDR train car or glass walkways to non Metro-North or MTA employees.
Ticket Confirmation: After you book this experience, you will receive a confirmation email from our partner confirming you are attending the tour!

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To organize a behind the scenes tour for your team or a special group of clients, contact our experts to learn more about our Corporate Tours & Experiences.

If you enjoy this type of tour, be sure to check what the Underground New York Subway Tour is all about! Plus, for the music lovers, explore these secret music gigs that happen around town!


Photo Credit: ©Behind the Scenes NYC
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

17th Annual New York Burlesque Festival

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The 17th Annual New York Burlesque Festival is just around the corner! It’s certainly a festival you should attend once in your life!

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You’ve never heard of the Annual New York Burlesque Festival? Well, it’s about time!

This is a 4 night, 5 event festival of burlesque, boylesque and variety. It will take place in New York City on September 26th through the 29th.

They are celebrating their 17th year of glitter and glamour in Gotham. So, we’re here to help spread the love for their art and work!

We’re excited with the entire festival, but specially the Saturday Spectacular at Sony Hall on Saturday, September 28th. In addition their is also the Sunday Burlesque Bazaar – a mini shopping mall full of glamorous goodies!

Get tickets here!

“4 Days & Nights of Glitter and Glamour in Gotham with burlesque, live music, vending, classes and more.
Put on your top hat n tails for the Saturday Spectacular at Sony Hall, below The Paramount Hotel on 46th Street. This magical night is hosted by the king of comedy Murray Hill and showcases only the finest Burlesque performers from around the globe in a 1920’s supper club atmosphere. This is truly a luscious night, not to be missed!”

So, you can’t attend the festival but you enjoy burlesque art?

There are a few on going performances that happen in New York that you can also enjoy and that we really recommend going.

Company XIV, created by the Juilliard graduate Austin McCormick, they mix everything from dance, theater, circus, opera and burlesque, to a decadent design to create a one of a kind theatrical experience.  Their work has a huge inspiration on the reign of Louis XIV, but with a contemporary twist.

Dances of Vice is another priceless experience! I was going to try and explain it in my own words, but they just put it so beautifully. I decided to get an excerpt from them:

Dances of Vice is a fetishistic New York nightlife sensation specializing in highly stylized themed entertainment and fantasy clubbing experiences. Dances of Vice attracts a decadent menagerie of creative mavericks and sensual sophisticates who gather in mutual devotion to beauty and shared defiance of social convention to celebrate the liberating effects of fantasy and surrealism.”

These immersive theatrical experiences and burlesque shows are always breathtaking and unpredictable. So, I’m sure you’ll have an unforgettable experience!

For more New York nightlife, see a few other spots!

www.thenewyorkburlesquefestival.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Festival and Green Bag Photography, MC Newman, Michael Blase, JBTO, Vintage Photography, Mandy Flame.

Your Friend’s Kitchen: A Dining Experience At The Chef’s House

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New York is a gastronomy haven for those that love food! I want to share a different NYC dining experience that will take you on a journey around the world, called Your Friend’s Kitchen!

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I was invited to enjoy a unique NYC dining experience, different from what I have already done around New York City. And believe me, I have done countless experiences around town.

But this time, I was called for a Vegan African Feast at Chef Linda’s home! I was intrigued from the start, considering that not only would Chef Linda cater a totally new menu, but she was going to open her home to host us for this super special night!

I was excited and extremely curious too!

Chef Linda (aka Linda Adria Sebisaho) is was born in the Eastern part of Congo, in Africa and moved to New York at the age of 15! Initially, she dreamt of getting into medical school, but totally changed her mind and became a math teacher! Her cooking talent  kicked in a bit later.

Today, she runs her own catering company. She loves these types of social dining experiences, having meals with strangers, that leaves as friends by the end of the night!

She says, “it’s a form of art”, and we couldn’t agree more!

That said, Chef Linda was thrilled to co-host this night with Your Friends Kitchen, created and founded by Meenakshi lala.

So, let me tell you a bit about how the night unraveled!

Chef Linda’s home is in Harlem, a neighborhood I love exploring with all its Jazz spots and amazing restaurants like Seasoned Vegan. I headed up with a friend, that was just as excited!

As we arrived, everyone there warmly greeted us! The table was decorated with colors inspired by the African culture, setting the mood of the night to come.

In addition, they printed a beautiful menu with what we were going to eat during the night! The menu had this beautiful illustration of an African woman wearing one of the gorgeous fabric head arrangements, already bringing us into the journey that was about to start!

Chef Linda introduced herself and in no time, the feast had started! The event is “B.Y.O.B. – Bring Your Own Bottle”, so be sure to bring any drink that makes you happy!


Here is what the menu looked like:

  • Starter #1: Yucca – Mashed Yucca stuffed with chickpeas or cheese
  • Starter #2: Sambusa – Fried dough filled with spiced carrots, peas and potatoes
  • Salad: Sachumbari – East African salad made from tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and lime
  • Main #1: Yassa Aubergine – Harissa spiced eggplants, pilau rice and ginger caramelized onions
  • Main #2 (a surprise!): Plantain with white beans, onions and tomato sauce
  • Dessert: Beignets – Savory fried African doughnut served with strawberries
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Each dish was explained by Chef Linda, where she would tell us a quick story of its meaning, influence and ingredients.

Portions were extremely generous, beautifully arranged and the best of it all: we had truly a great time, laughed all night long with the stories everyone shared and made some interesting business connections.

Chef Linda amazed us with her talent and we left having a new group of friends that we hope to stay in touch with and explore other dining experiences by Your Friend’s Kitchen!

Last, but definitely not least, I’d love to thank Meenakshi, for inviting us to be part of this special night! We are happy to be part of this new community she’s building and will definitely be back for more!


More information about Your Friend’s Kitchen:

How It Works:

Your Friend’s Kitchen is an authentic food experience, a new take on going out for a meal. Your Friend’s Kitchen aims to bring people together to share an experience that is comforting and familiar, yet not like any other.

Whether they are home cooks or food lovers, our hosts share a passion for bringing people together, one meal at a time!

The Founder:

Meenakshi is a passionate foodie, avid traveler and founder of Your Friends Kitchen. She discovered her love for cooking when she first moved to the United States from India. A foodie at heart, she has traveled to 25+ countries and explored street foods and fine dining alike.

Her passion for cooking food and hosting inspired her to create a platform for others to enjoy dining in the comfort of a warm, cozy, intimate setting and enjoy a delicious meal prepared with love and passion.

Her goal at your friend’s kitchen – Bring people together, one meal at a time!


For you to learn more about Your Friend’s Kitchen and also check out the upcoming events, be sure to go to their website where you can book everything directly!

In addition, if you have a corporate group coming to town and you need help organizing all the experiences, dinners, events, our experts can help you out!

www.yourfriendskitchen.com


Photo Credits: ©Behind the Scenes NYC and Courtesy of Shir A.

SportsHosts: Experience Live Sports With Free Local Hosts

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One of the best things about traveling is the chance to connect with locals, but it’s often really hard to meet them! Come experience live sports with free local hosts by SportsHosts!

SportsHosts has made that not only really easy, but really fun – by connecting visitors with local fans to experience live sports together.

There couldn’t be a better city to do all of that in, than New York City, right? With SportsHosts, meeting locals is accessible to anyone, and FREE to use! Can you believe it?

Sure everyone can buy a ticket and go watch a game. But, only watching with a passionate local fan as a host will give you a real understanding of the culture, the players, the rules and what to look for during the game.

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How it works?

You can scroll through the different upcoming games and hosts that are available on the website, get in touch with them, ask your questions, and purchase your tickets with your seats right next to your host!

There are plenty of spots for pre-game drinks around stadiums, but who better than a local fan can suggest the best places to meet up?

So, once you walk into the stadium you will realize there is more to going to a game than just the on-field action. Soak it all in, and ask your host, she/he will be the best to explain what is happening, and what to look for.

Once the game starts, be ready to cheer (A LOT!), this is an immersion as a local fan! Just fill your lungs and let it all out!

Take a look below for further details, but don’t hesitante to contact us!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Connect and hangout with genuine locals, not tour guides;
  • Experience American sports right here, in the heart on NYC;
  • Get a real understanding or the rules, players, culture and the game;
  • Be part of the community! There aren’t many faster way to belong to a community than cheering for the same team and high fiving other fans!

DETAILS:

  • Price: Free to use the platform and connect, tickets prices vary per sport and game.
  • What to bring: Wearing team color is advised, if the games are played outside, dress for the weather.
  • What to know: This is NOT a tour, and all hosts are volunteers. Your host is having you to share her/his pride for their team, and learning about different cultures. Date: all year long.
  • Ticket Confirmation: Once you have been accepted to join your host on the website, you purchase your tickets directly online. We supply you with a link to make sure you are sitting right next to your host during the game. Don’t worry!

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So, what are you waiting for?

As we said, New York is the home of some of the most entertaining games on Earth. Plus, there is really no better way to experience this, than with a true local!

You can also contact us to help you out with your entire New York trip or even organize a corporate/team experience at an upcoming game.

Have fun!

www.sportshosts.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sports Hosts
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

Six Impossible Things: Interactive Magic Experience with Joshua Jay

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Who doesn’t enjoy a little bit of magic in their lives? I certainly do! I got a behind the scenes peek into Six Impossible Things, a magic show that defies all Laws of Nature! Uncover with me the world of Joshua Jay!

When we walk around New York, we find a little bit a magic spread throughout every corner of the city!

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And I mean, who in this world does not like a bit of magic? I do!

Joshua Jay is one of the most renowned names today in the world of magic!

He’s performed in over 100 countries, he’s won several prizes, he’s been live in countless TV shows and he even holds a Guinness World of Records for card tricks, which is pretty awesome!

He still holds the title up to this date!

How I met Josh? Well, I met him back in 2011 in Brazil where my brother and I participated in a small shooting he was doing at a friend’s photography studio!

I really thought that we would not fall for his tricks, but…to my surprise, it was truly a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

Now, Josh lives in NY (hum…actually he’s been here for over 10 years!) and started a special show called Six Impossible Things.

I went behind the scenes before his show started, to check out what’s going on, before he goes on stage!

And the magic happens, right behind a blue door…

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My experience at the show!

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After the shooting with Josh, I actually came back to witness the show and I was in awe all through this interactive experience.

There were only 20 people there, keeping it quite intimate. Every single person was able to participate in one or another magic and engage with Josh during the show.

Plus, each one had a one-on-one with him!

At each magic trick it just kept getting more and more amazing and it truly blew my mind (and everyone that was there). I paid close attention to see if there was any way to figure out how it was done, but some tricks were pretty complex to even try…

What can I say? For one, I don’t want to do any spoiler alerts, but you’ll be sure to see some of the most spectacular magic tricks ever, that even defy all Laws of Nature! Oh, and the art work by Serge Bloch is breathtaking and pretty special!

I LOVED IT and recommend it to every one out there, at every age!


More about the show:

“Six Impossible Things is an interactive magic experience in which you will experience astounding magic inches from your face, in the dark and even alone.”

The show is approximately 75 minutes and includes an unusual refreshment and a hard-backed volume not otherwise for sale.

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Six Impossible Things has been built into Wildrence, an acclaimed event space on the Lower East Side.

In each room, a new mystery unfolds to reveal an impossible ‘thing’.

You will see six astounding magic effects, all original compositions by master magician Joshua Jay.

The show is strictly limited to twenty persons per show, and reservations are limited to groups of eight or less.

Tickets are $106—136.

Doors open fifteen minutes before showtime and the show begins promptly at the designated hour. Absolutely no late admittance or refunds offered.

Due to the nature of the show, guests are admitted JUST ONCE to Six Impossible Things. So pay attention, enjoy, and don’t blink.

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Date: Show will be live up through December/2018!
Location: Wildrence – the unmarked Blue Door at 59 Canal Street between Allen and Orchard Street

NOTE: This show is strictly for attendees 14 and up. No children, please.

https://siximpossiblethingsshow.com


Are you really into magic?

Josh has two amazing books for adults and aspiring magicians for you to check out!

And, he also has a book for the littles ones that dream in bringing to the world, a bit more of magic moments!

The books are: MAGIC: The Complete Course, The Amazing Book of Cards and one for children, Big Magic for Little Hands.

Have fun!


For other on going and up coming events in New York, you might want to see our selection!

And, if you’re coming to New York and you’re still looking for a hotel to stay, see some of the hotels, break & breakfasts and other options we adore!


VideographyBlack 3 Agency
Photo Credits
: Black 3 Agency and courtesy of Joshua Jay

The Most Coveted NYC Helicopter Tours: Seeing NYC From Above

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Some NYC Helicopter tours can be more of the same, but our experiences are certainly the most coveted ones! Come find the top shared and private tours, luxury travel experiences, transfers to the airport, flights to the Hamptons, charters across New York and other destinations, and more! Explore NYC from above!

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Have you ever through on NYC helicopter tours? Seeing New York City from above is a literally priceless experience. The city is gorgeous, regardless of the perspective you’re seeing it from, but seeing our concrete jungle from the air is taking it to another level.

We have countless NYC helicopter tours for you to pick from and to fulfill all your dreams and needs.

Find below a description of each experience and book now to guarantee your spot! It will surely be a memorable part of your New York trip, as well as giving you the possibility of shooting great pics!

All tours and services are also offered for Corporate Groups.


Shared Helicopter Tours

 1) The Instagram Photo Flight

Are you on tight budget and therefore, not looking for a private aerial photography flight?

You have the option to purchase individual seats, sharing a 3-passenger Robinson R44 with other photographers. The experienced helicopter pilots will create a flight plan that works for everyone, covering the most photographed New York landmarks.

TOUR DETAILS:

  • Doors are removed for unobstructed views (except in extremely cold temperatures);
  • Instagram photo flights start and end at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY;
  • Instagram photo flights are 1 hour and cover entire Manhattan;
  • We fly Robinson R44 helicopters so everyone on board has window seats;
  • Available 7 days a week (day, sunset, night), 7am – 7pm, year-round;
  • Flights go out with a minimum of 2 passengers;
  • Private Flights available, starting at $1,150/person + airtport fee
  • Weight restrictions apply.

Duration: 60min
Price: $475/person + airport fee

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2) Scenic Helicopter Tours – from Westchester

Helicopters lift off from Westchester Airport and reach New York City airspace in just a few minutes.

On a 30-minute helicopter tour our skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park, the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, Harlem, Yankee Stadium and the George Washington Bridge. NOTE: The 30-minute tour does not reach the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area.

Opt for an extended, 45-minute helicopter tour and fly all the way Downtown to see the Freedom Tower, Battery Park, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty. Both tours include flying over historic Westchester landmarks such as the Tarrytown castles, Tappan Zee Bridge and Hudson Palisades.

Roundtrip hotel transfers are available from Manhattan (additional cost).

Duration: 30min (Shared)
Price: $305/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44 or AS350

Duration: 45min (Shared)
Price: $445/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44 or AS350

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3) Seasonal Scenic Tours – from Westchester

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Marvel at the cascade of blazing reds, yellows and oranges of Hudson Valley Fall Foliage from the comfort of a helicopter.

Take off from Westchester Airport, fly over historic landmarks such as Castle-on-Hudson, Lyndhurst Mansion, Kykuit (Rockefeller Estate), Tarrytown Lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge, Hudson River Palisades and the infamous Sing Sing Prison.

Opt for an extended, 45-minute helicopter tour and fly all the way to Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain, US Military Academy West Point and Indian Point Energy Center.

In winter time, witness the snow-covered Hudson Valley and the crystallized trees of Harriman State Park and Bear Mountain. A low and slow perspective of the beauty of winter.

Roundtrip hotel transfers are available from Manhattan (additional cost).

Duration: 30min (Shared)
Price: $305/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44 or AS350

Duration: 45min (Shared)
Price: $445/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44 or AS350

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Private Helicopter Tours

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1) Open Door Photography Tours

If you’re interested in Photography, this is the tour for you! The open-door photography tours are especially created for professional or amateur photographers, so they can capture iconic New York sights without glare from the sun.

We can organize a professional photography instructor to fly with clients who have no prior experience with photography.

Open-door tours are 1 hour long and fly over Central Park, Empire State Building, Midtown, Financial District, Freedom Tower, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge.

Clients can plan custom itinerary with their pilot for special projects. Clients must have their own equipment (camera or smartphone) secured with straps for safety.

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2) Private Scenic Helicopter Tours – from Westchester

Same description as Shared Scenic Tours (above). See the 30 or 45-minute private tour, for up to 3 passengers. There are other options for bigger parties, upon request.

Duration: 30min
Price: $730/person + airport fees
Helicopter: AS350

Duration: 45min
Price: $1,015 + airport fees
Helicopter: AS350

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3) Private Seasonal Scenic Tours – from Westchester

Same description as Shared Seasonal Scenic Tours (above).

Duration: 30min
Price: $730/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44

Duration: 45min
Price: $1,015 + airport fees
Helicopters: Robinson R44

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Charters around NY and other destinations

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In today’s world, everything from communication to travel is happening faster than ever. Helicopter charters are changing the way people get from one place to another.

Stop stressing about your daily commute, missing your flight or an important meeting. Skip traffic and fly with the best charter helicopter service New York has to offer.

Moreover, as our guest, rest assured that you will be flying in the safest, most modern charter helicopters in New York.

The fleet is second to none, with pilots boasting years of flight training from some of the best aviation schools around the globe!

Our partner is registered with Wyvern, a global aviation safety auditing firm, a testament to our outstanding safety record and reliability.

Destinations are:

Manhattan, New York Airports, Woodbury Commons, Hamptons, Atlantic City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, Vermont Ski Resorts, Lake George, Lake Placid, Niagara Falls, Rhode Island, Downtown Montreal, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts and Maine.

In addition, there are also options for Luxury Jet Charters!

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Airport Transfers

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tom Durante

This is surely the fastest way to get to the airports!

Since rooftop helicopter landings are not permitted, Manhattan has three heliports open to the public.

So, with convenient access to all New York-area airports and Manhattan heliports, the helicopter charter service will pick you up and deliver you to your destination quickly and comfortably.

Available from the Airport/Heliport Closest to You:

West 30th Street Heliport (Hudson River)
East 34th Street Heliport (East River)
Downtown Manhattan / Wall Street Heliport (East River)

Oh!!! The helicopter airport transfers can be combined with NYC sightseeing tours too!

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So, if you enjoyed these NYC helicopter tours, we have quite a few other options for you!

If you’re interested in arranging an unforgettable wedding proposal or engagement day, see how we can help!

Finally, buy the coolest gift ever: a NYC Helicopter Ride Gift Card and lastly, explore our Luxury Travel Experiences or head to the Hamptons for a relaxing weekend!


Disclaimer: All liabilities are signed directly with and are responsibility of our helicopter partner. Behind the Scenes NYC, LLC only intermediates the experience to our clients.


Text Credits: Courtesy of our partner
Photo Credits: Courtesy of our partner, @m__g__v and TomDurante

*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

Best NYC Lifestyle Experience In The Streets Of New York

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Have you ever thought about going to the best city in the world (a.k.a. New York City), and having the best NYC lifestyle experience? Have your own, exclusive photoshoot session in the streets of New York!

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You might be wondering what it’s all about, right? This NYC lifestyle experience will blow your mind!

Well, New York City is a haven for all the lifestyle Influencers and Bloggers across the world. They fly to New York to try and get the best street shots that will make their Social Media go viral.

We always wondered how they are able to take these great shots with flawless make-up, styling and photography.

So, now we can make your wish come true – if you’re a visitor, or if you live in New York! This is for everyone that feel they have this special relationship with the city.

How about having your own NYC lifestyle experience in the streets of our concrete jungle and make your Instagram and Social Channels overflow with likes, comments and regrams? And…new followers!

We offer a quite unique service, and have to confess, we love it!

With a very special crew of the best NYC photographers with the sharpest eye for the coolest social media shots, they will capture you at your best moment, having the best time in the city.

They also have a team of top stylists to help you put together the perfect outfit based on your style.

If you’re visiting, don’t worry! They will see what you brought to NYC and make miracles! But wait! Traveling to NYC is also synonymous to shopping, so they can also help you buy the trendiest pieces to use during your photoshoot session. For Personal Styling & Shopping services, contact us!

Now, if you live in the city, they can help you curate the best looks at your place.

In addition to photography and styling, their team still has some of the best make-up artists and hair stylists. It’s an additional service if you want to really “go pro”. We do recommend it, though…

So, if you’re interested in learning more and knowing the different prices and services, contact us!

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We have 2 different experiences:

  • 3-hour photoshoot
  • 6-hour photoshoot

You’ll be with a professional photographer in New York and all locations are decided based on your interests, so we customize it specially for you.

A few add-ons are for you to pick from:

  • Make up artist
  • Hair stylist
  • Fashion stylist
  • Transportation

You’ll receive all the pictures, with photo treatment, a few days after the experience.

Prices and availability, Contact us!

**Services are provided in English and Portuguese.**

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Photo Credits: Courtesy of our Photographer

A NY Style Picnic At The Park Where We Worry About The Details

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Organizing a NY style picnic at the park with friends, during the hotter months, is one of the best activities you can do! Plus, it’s a great idea for a special celebration!


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Photo Credit: Laura Okita (@lauraokita_official)

New York City has definitely some of the most beautiful parks in the world, right?

Going to Central Park can be an overwhelming experience due to all the tourists roaming around. But, going to Central Park, with the right information of the best hidden spots for a delicious, unique picnic, can be priceless!

New Yorkers love a typical NY style picnic at the park and just gathering friends for outdoor activities.

So, how about planning your upcoming weekend or your trip to New York City, with a picnic day with delicious food, drinks, and sports & games rental? If you are vegetarian or prefer organic food, don’t worry, there are options for every style!

You just need to know how many people you’ll be inviting, what type of picnic you’re looking for and the different types of activities you’d like to have during the day. Activities can range from frisbee, card games, paddle ball, football, soccer, badminton and so many other great ideas!

Even other accessories that are cool to have like bluetooth speakers, you can request. And still! Lazy to pass by Duane Reade for the mandatory sunscreen lotion? We’ll take it for you!!!

If you have any peculiar request, don’t be shy to let us know!

The best part? …There is “still” a best part besides all this? Yes! You don’t need to worry about a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g!

The entire experience is organized for you from beginning to end! You just arrive, have fun, and leave everything there to be collected at the appointed time.

Here are some of the options:


Picnic #1

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One of the full serviced picnics. A special picnic experience featuring the best meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and crudités New York City has to offer – just for you.

And there is always something special for dessert. When you arrive at your picnic spot, one of the picnic experts will have everything set up, ready and waiting for you when you arrive!

And when you’re finished, simply walk away. They’ll take care of the clean up!

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Picnic #2

BTSNYC Experiences On Going Picnic Brunch

The only thing that can make brunch better, is enjoying it picnic style!

The Brunch Picnic is a custom created experience and serves two and will surely make your weekend even more special.

The bunch comes with pastries, bagels and lox, fresh fruit – the finest New York City has to offer.

Coffee and Tea are available and a complimentary sparkling beverage is included.

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Picnic #3

BTSNYC Experiences On Going Picnic Proposal

We love love and we love helping our customers create memories! Being part of putting together a beautiful Wedding Proposal is always thrilling.

Based on your requests and input we will customize the perfect picnic to guarantee your special someone says yes, yes, yes!

When you arrive at your picnic spot, one of the picnic experts will have everything set up, ready and waiting, including a complimentary bottle of Prosecco to toast the moment.

And when you’re finished, simply walk away. We take care of the clean up!

We can also book a photographer that will capture every special moment and make it eternal!

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Picnic #4

BTSNYC Experiences On Going Picnic Sheep Meadows Picnic Party

This picnic serves 10-12 people (or more, if necessary) and is a super fun way to show your friends and family a great time! And, you all you have to do is show up! WUHU!

It comes complete with the entire picnic set up including blankets, pillow and parasols, even corn hole!

The meal is a sampling of baguettinis, roast chicken, potato salad, seasonal greens, local cheese platter, lemonade, water and something sweet for dessert!

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Picnic #5

BTSNYC Experiences On Going Picnic Perfect Custom Picnic

Let’s make it custom! Consider us your picnic concierge!

Whatever the occasion, whatever your tastes or dietary restrictions, we will custom create the most delicious, most decadent, picnic experience imaginable.

First, we’ll help you select a spot (indoors or out). When you arrive at your picnic, one of the experts will have everything set up, ready and waiting for you. You’ll dine with real glassware, plates and linens.

Fresh flowers and beautiful serving platters, all selected to accent the theme or mood of your picnic, will complete the look. And of course you will feast on the picnic of your dreams, complete with all of your favorite foods – meats, cheeses, caviar, smoked fish, salads, pastries, breads, desserts.

Just let us know what you like and we’ll create with a repast you’ll absolutely love! And when you’re finished, simply stroll away. These experts will clean it all up for you.

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Picnic #6

BTSNYC Experiences On Going Picnic Hamptons Beach

This is the ultimate picnic experience taking you outside New York City, straight to the Hamptons!

This experience begins with a private helicopter flight from Manhattan to East Hampton, where a luxury sedan awaits to take passengers to a nearby beach picnic spot.

A fully catered picnic is arranged beautifully with the event designer Nicole Cataffo with blankets, pillows and fresh flowers.

Guests enjoy their favorite foods and drinks from real china and glassware.

After a 2-hour oceanside picnic, guests are driven back to East Hampton Airport and conclude the day with a smooth helicopter flight back to Manhattan.

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There is still a Grab & Go / Side & Add On options:

Our individual picnics are the perfect accompaniment to any activity.

They are individually packed in their own reusable tote, easy to grab & go. Whether you are looking for lunch for one or need to feed hundreds, this is a delicious and easy option.

And the Sides & Add Ons will let you add additional treats to your picnic basket!


Contact us for further information and just enjoy your NY style picnic! For Corporate requests, see your our experts can assist you and your team.

Note: We need at least 48h to be able to manage your request and organize everything!


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Laura Okita and our partner
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

Behind The Scenes Tour Of The Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital

BTSNYC Experiences On Going Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital Tour

The Behind The Scenes Tour Of The Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital is the perfect tour, if you’re the adventurous type, love exploring out of bound spots and also enjoys a bit of history and exciting stories!

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So start, we are proud to say that we have NYC’s top partners offering the best tours in the city. The behind the scenes tour of the abandoned Ellis Island Hospital is one of them!

Practically every Saturday, groups leave around 12pm and head towards Ellis Island. Guests are taken to explore a few out of bound spots not offered to the general public that will blow their minds and spark even more curiosities!

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Have you ever imagined visiting an abandoned hospital and walking in what was once an autopsy room? Or visit a former contagious disease ward – today cleared up, of course!? Plus, access spots not opened to the general public?

BTSNYC Experiences On Going Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital Tour Photo Credit Stephen Wilkes
Photo Credit: Stephen Wilkes

Here is a small description on what to expect from this tour:

The abandoned Ellis Island Hospital complex—once the standard for United States medical care (and later transformed to the FBI headquarters when the island served as a detention center)—has been left to decay for nearly 60 years. 

Now, our amazing partners is bringing you behind-the-scenes for a unique exploration of the abandoned facility.

On this experience, you’ll visit the contagious disease wards and the autopsy rooms. And still, have exclusive access to places usually closed to the public.

While Ellis Island has become one of New York City’s top tourist attractions, drawing over two million visitors per year, the 22-building South Side hospital complex is hidden in plain sight. It’s just to the left of disembarking passengers headed towards the Great Hall…

Looking at its desolate, skeletal frame, it’s difficult to imagine the backstory as one of the largest public health undertakings in American history.

Join us for our upcoming hard hat tour, guided by a Save Ellis Island docent. We’ll uncover its many, buried secrets.”

OMG!!! So cool, right? Save Ellis Island has their own tour. But, this one has a few extra secrets, as we mentioned in the beginning. We do access some pretty sweet out of bound spots to the public!

This is one of the tours we love the most! But, then again, we are always psyched about exploring abandoned spots that have groundbreaking history!

You’ll learn the most curious facts and have opportunity to shoot several “Instagram worthy” pictures. They will leave your followers in “awe” and might even go viral!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Discover buildings over 100-years-old, which have not been occupied since 1954
  • See an exhibition installed by the world-renowned artist JR, who has placed life-sized historic photographs of Ellis Island immigrants on interior walls of the hospital buildings
  • Visit the Laundry Building, where 3000+ pieces of laundry were washed and sanitized daily
  • Discover infectious and contagious disease wards, the kitchen, the autopsy room and other usually off-limits places

TOUR DETAILS:
Price: $75 / person — Your ticket includes the price of the ferry to and from Ellis Island.
Getting to the ferry: After purchasing this experience, you will receive a separate email a week prior to your tour date, which will include your Ferry ticket. Print this ticket and show it to security to board the Ferry. To reach the site, visitors will have to board a Statue Cruises ferry, which takes off by Castle Clinton in Battery Park, lower Manhattan. The tickets can also be used interchangeably for departure at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. Please REMAIN on the boat past the Statue of Liberty to get to Ellis Island.
Ticket Confirmation: After you book this experience, you will receive a confirmation email from our partner confirming you are attending the tour!

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In order to be on Ellis Island by the beginning of the tour (2pm), we recommend following this schedule:
– Start 11:30: Arrive to Castle Clinton ahead of time to allow time to clear the airport style security
– Then 1:10pm:
 Board the ferry at Castle Clinton (the ride is roughly 40-minutes)
– Finally 1:50pm: Arrive at Ellis Island and head to meeting location

What to wear: Closed-toe-shoes are mandatory. Please dress appropriately for the weather, as the buildings are not climate controlled.
What to know: The tour is approximately 2 hours long. It will make scheduled stops for quick photographs, but tripods and uni-pods are not allowed. Due to the nature of the buildings, all guests must stay with the tour guide at all times. The tour is inaccessible for people using wheelchairs or powered scooters, and kids must be 10+ years-old to join. Tickets are not refundable however we can accommodate changes up to two weeks prior to the tour date.


Did you enjoy our Behind the Scenes Tour at the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital? If you are looking for a behind the scenes tour for your team or clients, contact our experts to learn more about our Corporate Experiences.

You might also enjoy our “Secret Behind The Scenes Grand Central Terminal Tour“!


Texts excerpts by our Partner!
Photo Credit: The featured image is Stephen Wilkes. He worked on a photo exhibition about the place, so locations visited may currently have a different layout.
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

Best Brooklyn Tours: Bushwick Graffiti, Bites & Drinks Photo Tour

BTSNYC Experience On Going Bushwick Graffiti Bites Drinks Photo Tour Fernanda Paronetto

Come experience one of the best Brooklyn tours! This time we will take you deep into Bushwick! It’s called the Bushwick Graffiti, Bites & Drinks Photo Tour!


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Bushwick is definitely one of the neighborhoods we love exploring that are on the top of our list! It’s impressive how many new cool spots and events are opening and happening there! A few places we absolutely love are: House of Yes, Lot 45 and Roberta’s Pizza.

The neighborhood is super rich in art – mostly known by the graffiti street arts and the Bushwick Collective. It’s also recognized by some of the greatest local restaurants and breweries! There is just so much history that we can’t allow it to be forgotten.

Plus, it’s inhabited by some of the coolest Brooklynites you’ll cross paths with.

We offer, in partnership with one of our top partners, an amazing tour to explore the neighborhood’s secrets, hidden spots, food & drink scene. You’ll be led by great professional photographer-guides that will not only share with you the local stories, but will also capture the most beautiful pictures of you and your family & friends!

You’ll get a private photography workshop during the experience, plus your guide will snap some professional photos of you to keep (sent to you within three business days of the tour ending)

Super cool, right?!

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Photos within NYC’s largest outdoor art galler
  • The chance to have a #beer in a historic 19th century brewery
  • A visit to a decadent raw chocolate factory, including samples
  • The most delicious taco you’ve ever savored in an authentic tortilla factory
  • A bite of sweet goodness at a Mexican bakery that’s been open for 20+ years

TOUR DETAILS:

  • Price: $300 for 1-2 people; $50 additional for each extra person
  • Our Promo-Code: BTSNYC for 10% off!
  • Price includes: Bites, a beer, photography instruction, and even a few professional photos taken by your guide of yourself to keep if you wish!
  • Offer: Only groups private
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Time: Daily at 2pm
  • Age: Guests must be 21+. Younger guests can come on the tour, but will need to miss the final stop where you’ll have the beer, as the venue does not admit guests under 21

INCLUDED:

  • Certified guide and photographer
  • All tastings (aside for the rum on Saturdays only, though you’ll get 15% off)
  • A printout full of iPhoneography tips and suggested apps, as well as a map of notable points
  • New York taxes and fees

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Hotel pickup
  • Subway transfers (we’ll have one in this tour)
  • Gratuities (optional, but appreciated!)

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If you are looking for a special food & drinks tour for your team or clients, contact our experts to learn more about our Corporate Services.

In addition if you enjoyed this tour,  you might want to experience our Custom Photo Tours In New York. Take a look and see what it’s all about!

We offer some of the best Brooklyn tours!


Photo Credits: Courtesy of the photographer tour Guide
*Last Update on March/2020.*

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