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3 Things to Do for Halloween in New York City

Halloween is a big holiday in the United States.  The 31 October is “All Hallow’s Eve”, when the barrier between the world of the living and the dead is at its thinnest.  It is a fun night of spooky frivolities. Typically, children Trick and Treat – visit the homes in their...

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3 Reasons to Visit Westchester in the Fall

WRITTEN BY SARAH BRUBAKER I just moved to Westchester and, to be honest, I loved where I lived before.  So, I was not quite sure how much I would love living here. However, I have fallen in love with Westchester!  One of my favorite things about moving has been exploring...

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Celebrate Labor Day with 5 Work-Related Idioms

This Monday (September 2) is a national public holiday in the United States that honors working people and their hard work.  Labor Day is always observed on the first Monday of September. Americans consider it the unofficial end of summer. After this weekend, public pools and beaches close, students go...

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3 Fun 4th of July Festivities in Gotham*

WRITTEN BY JASON TANNENBAUM The 4th of July is one of the most important holidays on the American calendar. People typically celebrate American freedom with a barbecue during the day and fireworks at night. As you might expect, there is no shortage of events to participate in on the 4th...

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How Can I Practice Pronunciation on My Own?

A common question that my students ask is “How can I practice my pronunciation at home, on my own time?” Practicing pronunciation is fun and easy at the English Language Institute at Pace University because we have excellent, well qualified instructors.  However, pronunciation is a skill that is difficult to...

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3 Beautiful New York Gardens to Enjoy in the Spring

The time of the year that we have been waiting for all winter long has finally arrived.  The weather is slowly getting nicer.  The temperatures are getting warmer.  More and more birds are in the air.  Buds are beginning to form on the trees and bushes.  Flowers are starting to...

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3 Ways to Be a Better You this New Year in New York

It’s that time of year again when starting the tradition of setting New Year Resolutions is among us. If you are studying English in New York City and was able to spend the holidays here, then you were probably enjoyed some of the New Year festivities. Many countries around the...

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How to Celebrate the Holidays in New York

WRITTEN BY PATRICK RUSSELL It is the holidays in New York City right now and it is one of the busiest and craziest times of the year! Did you notice that I am using the plural form, “the holidays”, and not the singular form, “the holiday”? This is because from...

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3 Wonderful Sites to visit on the Harlem Line

You can study English in New York in downtown New York City or in White Plains (Westchester), which is just north of NYC on the Harlem train line. Although the Big Apple features more exciting activities than you can shake a stick at, the Harlem Line which leaves from Grand...

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Fall Back, Spring Forward

WRITTEN BY JOYCE BLOOM This November 4, 2018 is when we will turn our clocks back one hour.  Every year we set our clocks forward one hour on the second Sunday in March and on the first Sunday in November we set them back one hour to comply with Daylight...

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How to Celebrate Halloween in New York City

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays in New York City, and New Yorkers love to celebrate it in many different ways.  Here is how you can participate in some of the fun and free events the city has to offer (in addition to the activities held by the...

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3 Kinds of Housing Available for Pace Students in New York

Students who study at the English Language Institute at Pace University in New York City or nearby Westchester have many housing options available to them. In addition to staying on one of Pace’s student residences, here are three great choices: 1.  Homestays Living with a family is a great way...

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3 Things to Do on the Labor Day Weekend in New York City

The first weekend in September is the Labor Day long weekend.  This signals the unofficial end of summer.  However, it is still hot and for students studying at the English Language Institute at Pace, there are lots of things to do. West Indian American Day Carnival and Parade This colorful...

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3 Restaurants in New York with Lunch Under $6

There is no doubt that New York can be expensive but it doesn’t always have to be. In this post, I suggest a few spots you can go to find lunch under $6. Punjabi Grocery and Deli 114 East 1st Street New York, NY 10009 Are you vegetarian? Do you...

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How to Use Meetup to Make New Friends in New York

Before social media applications like Meetup appeared on the scene, many young people resorted to going to bars or participating in activities which cost them an arm and a leg in order to meet new friends. One way is to join the regular activities that the ELI offers for our...

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Idioms about BASEBALL

Last week we had a post about how to see a baseball game in New York City, which is a must-do when are studying ESL here. Baseball Idioms The game of baseball has inspired more idioms in American English than any other sport. There are so many idioms, but here...

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How to Watch Baseball in New York City

Summertime in New York means a lot of different things to people.  For many Americans, it means baseball. Baseball is traditionally known as America’s national pastime. The men who play it professionally are often called “the boys of summer.” Baseball is considered part of the American spirit. Books, songs, movies,...

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3 Things You Should Know about New Yorkers

What makes New York City one of the most interesting and exciting places to live and study in the world? Many will say that the people of New York are the heartbeat of the city. For those studying English in New York, getting to know and communicating with New Yorkers...

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How to Find Places to Find Peace and Worship in Lower Manhattan

WRITTEN BY LISA KRAFT   New York City is full of excitement and energy with so much to do and see.  Students at Pace University’s English Language Institute have the opportunity to enjoy New York’s famous sites, restaurants and entertainment on a daily basis.  After classes at Pace, friends often...

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3 Idioms About Towels

May 25 is Towel Day. To celebrate, we’d like to share with you three fun English idioms about towels. Towel off (v) This means to dry yourself or someone else or something with a towel.  E.g.  The swimmer got out of the pool and toweled off. I toweled off my wet...

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3 Things to do in New York on the Memorial Day Weekend

May 28 is Memorial Day in the United States.  It is a public holiday and the English Language Institute, like most businesses and all schools and universities, is closed.  Enjoy the long weekend!  Memorial Day is also the unofficial start of summer, which Americans always think of as between Memorial...

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3 Great Museums in New York City

Today is International Museum Day!  When you study ESL in NYC at Pace University’s English Language Institute, you have the advantage of being able to visit some of the world’s best museums.  Sometimes these may be an excursion as part of your class, or part of our regular student activities...

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