The History Behind the Names of NYC’s Neighborhoods

When people hear “New York,” several images come to mind: the skyscrapers across the island of Manhattan, the brownstone apartments of Brooklyn, and businesspeople rushing around Wall Street. Within the larger images of the city are dozens of neighborhoods, each with its own distinct flavor. The history of these neighborhoods is often hinted at in …

How to Improve Your English by Reading Books

One of the best ways to learn is by doing something that you enjoy. That is why many choose to learn or improve their second language by reading. Here are some tips to make reading even more educational. Start With Children’s Books Children’s books are the best place to start practicing English because many of …

Six Romantic Comedies That Are Set in New York City

Do you like movies? Watching romantic comedies is a fun activity for cold February days. Many romantic comedies are set in New York City. Watching American films can improve your English skills. Here are six interesting romantic movies based in NYC. Hitch (2005) Will Smith and Eva Mendes play two unlikely lovers. Will Smith’s character …

Five Ways To Fight Winter Blues

Do you feel sad when the weather gets cold? You’re not alone; many people report the “winter blues.” We get less sunlight during the winter months. The days are shorter. The holidays are over. These factors all combine to create the blues. Try these tips to get out of your winter slump. Get the Gear …