Expat Blog & NYC Guide

Dinner with New Friends

Dinner with New Friends

Since moving to NYC and starting this website to try and help Aussies (and other expats) new to NYC, I’ve met some really awesome people one-on-one. Some of the people I’ve met have had specific questions they needed help with, … Read More

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The Brooklyn Barge

The Best Things To Do in NYC this Week (June 20, 2018)

Every week I try to visit some new venues and tell you about the best ones. So where has Josh been this week? Restaurant of the week It’s Pasta time! Cotenna is a DELICIOUS and beautiful little wine bar to … Read More

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How to move apartment in New York City (Part 3: Making an Offer & The Contract and Terms)

How to move apartment in New York City (Part 3: Making an Offer & The Contract and Terms)

Ok so you’ve picked the location you’d like to live in and you’ve decided whether or not to hire a broker. You understand the tips and tricks to look for when looking at an apartment and avoided the traps, and all … Read More

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How to move apartment in New York City (Part 2: Questions to Ask & Traps to Avoid)

How to move apartment in New York City (Part 2: Questions to Ask & Traps to Avoid)

Ok so you’ve picked the location you’d like to live in and you’ve decided whether or not to hire a broker. Now it’s time to see some apartments and ask some smart questions. First things first, the person you’re with is … Read More

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Real Italian Cooking With The 'Nonnas' Who Know It Best Enoteca Maria

Join me and have some grandmas and nonnas cook you dinner

Dinner with New Friends has been a LOT of fun so far. We’ve had 7 dinners with 70 people all having dinner and making new friends and connections each and every week. My plan is to make them even better and … Read More

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Post Bar NYC

The Best Things To Do in NYC this Week (June 13, 2018)

Every week I try to visit some new venues and tell you about the best ones. So where has Josh been this week? Restaurant of the week Looking for a nice place before a Broadway Show? Well, this week I … Read More

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How to move apartment

How to move apartment in New York City (Part 1: Locations & Brokers)

I FOUND A NEW APARTMENT! I’m a bit excited because I’m moving from a three-person share house where I was subletting, and I’m movin’-on-up to my very own place. There are lots of things that you’ll need to sort out … Read More

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Fresh to New York Happy Hour & Networking Event

Fresh to New York: Happy Hour & Networking Event

Here’s something exciting and new, just for you! An event that brings new people to New York together with established New Yorkers! America Josh and Meet&Connect proudly present a chance to meet some new people, find a new friend, make … Read More

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Order: A minimalist watch inspired by New York City

Order: A minimalist watch inspired by New York City (IT HAS NO HANDS!?)

Sure. A watch with no hands. BUT HOW!? Hamish is a good friend with an awesome company, order, doing beautiful work like this watch. They’ve already made their goal, so the watches are going to be headed into production. I … Read More

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Porsena East Village Restaurant

The Best Things To Do in NYC this Week (June 6, 2018)

Every week I try to visit some new venues and tell you about the best ones. So where has Josh been this week? Restaurant of the week Looking for something a little nice and some traditional Italian? I’ve got you … Read More

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Where to watch the FIFA World Cup Finals in New York City

Where to watch the FIFA World Cup Finals LIVE in New York City

One great place where you can watch ALL the games live in the East Village: The Summit Bar! They’re Putin on a World Cup Party (ha!) and they’re also raising money for #cookforsyria in the process. … Read More

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Australian to American Business Name Translator

Australian to American Business Name Translator

When I first moved to New York, I remember getting to my apartment which (luckily) had a mattress, but nothing else. I needed to buy things, and quickly so that I could start my adventure from the comforts of a … Read More

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I am part of Community Resource Exchange (CRE)’s INSPIRE 10 crowdfunding campaign, which is raising funds for CRE’s work helping inspiring nonprofit leaders and their organizations become stronger through consulting and leadership development!

I’m a part of the INSPIRE 10 Crowdfunding Campaign

I am part of Community Resource Exchange (CRE)’s INSPIRE 10 crowdfunding campaign, which is raising funds for CRE’s work helping inspiring nonprofit leaders and their organizations become stronger through consulting and leadership development! … Read More

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The Garrett

The Best Things To Do in NYC this Week (May 30, 2018)

Every week I try to visit some new venues and tell you about the best ones. So where has Josh been this week? Restaurant of the week Delicious food, late at night, known for its dumplings and delicious creations. The … Read More

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What the hell is a Venmo? Who is Cash App? Where is Zelle Pay?

What the hell is a Venmo? Who is Cash App? Why is Zelle Pay?

You’ve moved here and you’ve worked out how to setup your Social Security Number and your bank account, you’ve worked out tipping, and you even have an apartment… But people keep asking if they can “Venmo you” money!? The biggest … Read More

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The best sunset in NYC, Manhattanhenge

You’ve heard of Stonehenge, but have you heard of Manhattanhenge? Four times a year, the rising or setting sun aligns perfectly with Manhattan’s skyline and peeks it’s way all the way through from side to side. The next one is … Read More

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Union Fare Gastrohall

The Best Things To Do in NYC this Week (May 23, 2018)

Where has Josh been this week? Restaurant of the week I’m always looking for somewhere central for lunch, dinner or a drink, and I think I’ve found the perfect place! Union Fare (Union Square) is a new industrial restaurant and Modern gastrohall. … Read More

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Where to get your first credit card when you move to America

Where to get your first credit card when you move to America

As I’ve written quite a number of times, gaining a credit score and building a credit history in the United States is one of the most important steps in moving here, but is also one of the most difficult. There … Read More

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How to Write the Perfect Apartment Listing

One of the most common posts you’ll see online in expat communities is apartment listings, so I think it’s about time that we come to an agreement about how these posts are written. If you’re advertising or looking for an … Read More

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Crave Fishbar

The Best Things To Do in NYC this Week (May 16, 2018)

It was warm for a little bit… That counts. Restaurant of the week Crave Fishbar is a DELIGHTFUL spot in Midtown East if you’re looking for some seafood (or even if you’re not). With everything you need from fish sliders … Read More

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5 Tips for Staying Safe & Happy in New York City

5 Tips for Staying Safe & Happy in New York City

I moved to New York City in January 2017 and I’ve been here for almost 17 months now, so I’m pretty sure I’m a pro at living in New York City and any New Yorker would tell you that I’m … Read More

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