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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Cheap Broadway tickets to all the Broadway Shows

The 4 Musicals You Should See on Broadway If You Can Only Pick One

You’ve arrived in New York City, whether you’re staying here for a long time or a short time, you’re going to probably want to see a Broadway Show… But which one!? If you feel like a musical on Broadway, here’s … Read More

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New Victory Theatre A Simple Space 3

Show Review: Gravity & Other Myths – A SIMPLE SPACE

We headed to the New Victory Theatre to see Gravity & Other Myths, an Australian group (based in Adelaide, woo) perform A SIMPLE SPACE. The long story short: It was not what I expected at all!  So what is it? … Read More

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How to dispose of a mattress (or box spring) in New York City

How to dispose of a mattress (or box spring) in New York City

There are pretty strict rules about what you can do with a mattress in New York City and for good reason. If you think it’s ok to just put your mattress on the sidewalk and hope for the best, I’ve … Read More

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The best way to get to (and from) New York City's airports

The best way to get to (and from) New York City’s airports

JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark are the three biggest airports for New York City and actually getting there in time can be surprisingly difficult. If the traffic picks up then you’re going to be in a car for around 2 hours … Read More

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The best ways to get around in New York City

Living in a big city comes with its benefits, but amongst all of the wonder, there’s also the difficulty of getting around. If you catch a train, there’s a chance that you get stuck in a smelly carriage, and if … Read More

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Top 10 questions to ask when renting a New York apartment in 2019

Top 10 questions to ask when renting a New York apartment in 2019

When you move to New York one thing that shocks you quickly is the size (or lack thereof), quality (or lack thereof), and value (or lack thereof) of apartments. It’s important to be discerning when you’re looking, so here are … Read More

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Your Guide to New York Gyms

There are SO many gyms in New York, it’s truly outrageous. Depending on what you want, you can find just about everything you’re looking for including (but not limited to) NYC Goat Yoga. Seriously.  So, starting from closest-to-what-Josh-likes and moving … Read More

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Cheapest and easiest place to get an E-3 Visa

Cheapest and easiest place to get an E-3 Visa

Getting an E-3 Visa is a stressful time, no matter how qualified, how prepared, how experienced, or how eager you are to get one. The least I can do is make the process a little bit easier based on reviews … Read More

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Restaurant Week 2019 is almost here!

NYC Restaurant Week 2019 is almost here!

New York City’s Restaurant Week (the first one for 2019) is almost upon us, so I thought I’d give you a quick insight on what exactly it is and how to take the best advantage of it! Restaurants, New York, … Read More

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Scott from Scott's Cheap Flights has some special tips

Scott from Scott’s Cheap Flights has some special tips

If you haven’t heard of Scott’s Cheap Flights, it’s a website that provides “the world’s best flight deals. Handpicked by experts.” and allows you to “get email alerts when our experts find cheap international flights departing from your favorite airports.” … Read More

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Two Years in NYC

My second year in New York City

Just as promised, I knew you’d see My second year in NYC So what crazy stories, can I add to ONE? And what adventures are still to come? Most importantly, you should know I met a girl, in last year’s … Read More

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The top 7 tips for getting through jet lag quickly

The top 7 tips for getting through jet lag quickly

I just finished the four long flights (4 x 13 hours) that it takes to get to Australia and back, and after landing back in New York, I thought it might be handy if I gave my top tips for getting … Read More

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The 6 most important apps for your life in New York City

The 6 most important apps for your life in New York City

Of all the things to worry about when moving to America, making sure you have the right apps on your iPhone or Android for when you arrive in New York doesn’t seem that important but turns out it’s possibly the best … Read More

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How to get your Certified LCA when DOL's iCert Portal is temporarily down

How to get your Certified LCA when DOL’s iCert Portal is temporarily down

If you’ve got a visa interview coming up, you’ll know that a signed “Certified” Labor Condition Agreement (LCA) is a crucial requirement. With the Department of Labor’s (DOL) iCert Portal currently down, how can you get access to your certified … Read More

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Getting an Australian home loan when living overseas

Getting an Australian home loan when living overseas

I always like recommending services from the good people that I meet and this one is no exception. Jeremy from finance likes to help Aussies abroad with their home loans in Australia, and there are lots of things to consider so … Read More

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3 Movies per Week for $20 in 2019

3 Movies per Week for $20 in 2019

I’ve written a lot about MoviePass, but with that company slowly sinking, it’s time to recommend a realistic alternative! My friend Edward is here to help you with something for all you movie-loving buffs! AMC Stubs A-List is raising its … Read More

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The Joshies 2018

The Joshies 2018: Best of New York

With the year coming to an end, I thought it might be time to start my “Best of the Year” review. I’ve got some broad categories that you might be used to like Best Restaurant 2018 and Best Bar 2018, … Read More

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Holiday Drinks with New Friends 2018

Holiday Drinks with New Friends 2018 – A Great Success

What’s better than meeting with a bunch of new friends, having a Holiday Drink, and talking about absolutely anything and everything as if you’ve been friends for years? NOTHING! That’s what! Thank you so much to everyone who came out! … Read More

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How much to tip your doorman

Holiday Tipping the People in your Building in 2018

You’re probably familiar with my guide to tipping which goes through how to tip for meals and food, but it only acts as a general guideline for those people who you see almost every day: Your doorman, your super, your concierge, and … Read More

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