Category: Life in New York

Living in New York City and Westchester county

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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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3 Fall Excursions to take from New York City

WRITTEN BY:  JAMIE LEOTTA The first thought that might pop into someone’s head when they hear “September” is probably something related to going back to school. However, the month of September in New York has so much more to offer than just beginning new classes and starting school again. This...

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3 Things to do Before Traveling to the US to study English

Fall is approaching which means hundreds of thousands of international students will be traveling to the US for the first time to start Intensive English classes or degree programs. Between visa interviews, packing suitcases, and seeing friends, it’s easy to forget a few practical “to do” items that every international...

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The 3 Best Beaches to Visit in New York City

WRITTEN BY: REBECA CHECO The temperature has been hot and sticky in New York City this time of year and it is only going to get hotter which means… it’s time to go to the beach! If you are planning a weekend getaway or just looking to cool off from...

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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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3 Outdoor Summer Activities to Look Forward to in NYC

WRITTEN BY: REBECA CHECO Summertime is approaching! If you are studying English in New York City (NYC) at Pace University’s English Language Institute during the months of June-August, you will be in for a treat with the many summer activities that occur within the five boroughs. Everything from dance parties,...

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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 Things To Do in New York City for the Lunar New Year

WRITTEN BY OWEN MCGONIGLE Welcome to the fun month of February!  While Valentine’s Day might be one of the most well known holidays of this month, an interesting and joyous celebration is just around the corner… Lunar New Year!  The Lunar New Year is a holiday that is traditionally celebrated...

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3 Famous Cups of Hot Chocolate in New York

If you are studying English in New York at Pace University this January, you already know that the temperature outside is not exactly Summer-like.  The months that our English+Career Skills program and Intensive English program classes run during the winter and spring are the coldest of the year in NYC. ...

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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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5 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in New York

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated by Americans on the fourth Thursday of November. It celebrates the story of the Pilgrim’s meal with the Native Americans and is reserved as a day to spend with loved ones and for giving thanks. 1. Eat turkey (and all the trimmings) Most families...

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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 Ways to Enjoy Fall in NYC

One of the more obvious differences between the Northeast region of the US and other parts, specifically the Westcoast, is that our weather goes through 4 distinct seasons throughout the year.  September 22 marks the start of the Fall season (also called autumn) here in NYC and it just happens...

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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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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 Free Activities to Do in Summer near Pace

My favorite time of the year has arrived!  I plan weekly trips for our students so they can make memories and friendships while they study English in NYC.  Summer by far is the easiest and also most challenging time to do this – there are SO MANY great free activities happening!  Below...

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