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 …

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 …

Four Must-Attend Fall Festivals in NYC

There’s always something to do in New York City, and now that temperatures are dropping, people will be hitting the streets once again to celebrate anything and everything. When you’re ready for a study break, get outside to enjoy the autumn weather at one of these popular New York fall festivals. Coney Island Film Festival …

How to Decorate Your Dorm Room for the Holidays

With Christmas and the holiday season approaching, New York will be lit up with activities, shopping, and decorations. If you have a dormitory through ALCC, here are some quick, inexpensive ways to add the spirit of the holidays into your dorm room. The Mini Tree Is a Must A decorated artificial tree brings instant Christmas …

Tips for Hailing a New York City Cab

New York City is a bustling, diverse destination with a huge population of both native and non-native English speakers. This makes it the perfect location to develop your English proficiency. There are a variety of transportation options in New York City, including public transit, rideshare services, and taxicabs. Cabs are an affordable and convenient choice, …