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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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Pretend It’s Summer at These 5 NYC Spots

After several long winters in NYC, I’ve finally figured out how to avoid spending the entirety of winter nestled deep within a self-made fort of styrofoam take out containers and bottles of red wine. The trick is pretty simple; just…

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The Best Places to Get Cozy in NYC

As Winter approaches, New Yorkers are once again confronted with shockingly early sunsets and trains full of sniffling commuters. While heading home directly after work to hide under a blanket seems like the best option, there are other ways to embrace the coziest time of the year. Sip a hot toddy near a roaring fire, slurp some delicious soup in Chinatown, or wrap your hands around a mug of hot chocolate. To help you live up to your cozy potential, here’s a few places worth checking out:

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The City as Classroom

With the city at your doorstep, studying ESL 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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