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Whether you’re looking for a cozy cafe or a place to go dancing on a Friday night, we’ve got some great local tips for you so that there’s no need to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge for the third time or get mixed up in a horde of people in Times Square. From neighborhood guides to off the beaten path destinations, consider our blog your one-stop destination for all things NYC culture.

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The City as Classroom

With the city at your doorstep, studying English in New York offers an unparalleled immersive language learning experience. To give our students the opportunity to fully soak in the culture and vibrancy of the city, we encourage our teachers to…

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What to Do and See in Dumbo, Brooklyn

While most neighborhoods situated under bridges are better-suited for vagrants and and back-alley dealings, DUMBO is a shining exception. Cobbled streets give way to picturesque waterfront views and there’s no shortage of first-rate places to dine and shop. To help…

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5 Ways to Get Into The Halloween Spirit in NYC

Pumpkins have taken over the stoops and costume shops are beginning to look a lot like post-apocalyptic grocery stores. New Yorkers certainly aren’t afraid (hehe) to show their love for all things Halloween. Whether that be sipping green cocktails served…

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What to Do and See in Park Slope, Brooklyn

If you hear Park Slope mentioned in a sentence, it will probably fall somewhere between “stroller” and “brownstone.” Unlike Bushwick and other burgeoning hipster meccas, Park Slope isn’t trying to impress anyone. You won’t find factory raves or mixtape coffee…

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A Brewery Tour of NYC

New Yorkers probably consume enough beer each year to fill a pool the size of Iceland. So it’s a good thing barrel-busting prohibition agents are a thing of the past because breweries are popping up left and right. From the…

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A Perfect Day in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Nestled just south of Prospect Park, Ditmas Park is one of Brooklyn’s best-kept secrets. This peaceful residential neighborhood will have you wondering if you took some sort of magic train back to a time when things were slower and the…

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5 Brooklyn Bars with Great Happy Hours

After living in NYC for some time, you start to develop a radar for all things cheap and delicious. More often than not, that radar homes in on bars with great happy hour specials. You know, the kinds of places…

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