Expat Blog & NYC Guide

The Best Coworking Space in NYC

The best (and cheapest) coworking space in NYC

So back in November, 2017 I wrote an article about “Co-working space in NYC“, and I’m going to up the ante (because I’ve now been a member for about a year and it’s time to renew my vows). Co-working in … Read More

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ANZAC Day in NYC

ANZAC Day in NYC

On the 25th of April, we take a moment to remember those who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served. Here’s where you can go if you … Read More

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Two Hands Restaurant

The Best Things To Do in NYC this Week (April 18, 2018)

Is it time to put your feet up and enjoy some great outdoors? Probably not, but it’s worth a shot! Restaurant of the week If you’re looking for Australian, you can’t go past this one… Two Hands (NoLIta & TriBeCa) is … Read More

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Where to stand when you're waiting for the New York Subway

Where to stand when you’re waiting for the New York Subway

This tip seems completely obvious when you work it out, and if you’ve lived here for long enough you would have heard the notices over and over… But it doesn’t hurt to repeat it again. DON’T STAND IN FRONT OF … Read More

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Dinner with New Friends

Dinner with New Friends

HELLO AGAIN, EVERYONE! 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 … Read More

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Tsuro Ton Tan Udon Noodle

The Best Things To Do in NYC this Week (April 11, 2018)

THIS SATURDAY IT’S GETTING WARM! Even if only for a glimmer. Restaurant of the week Hard to say, fun to eat: Tsurotontan Udon Noodle, on Union Square is sensational. Not only is the food delicious, the venue is lovely and … Read More

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What the mackerel? 9 things I learned this week about mackerel

What the Mackerel? 9 Things I Learned This Week About Mackerel

This week I got an email from Jenn: So, Jenn, here’s what I learned about mackerel this week for you: Mackerel are a fish, even though “mackerel” kinda made me think more of an oyster; They got real popular in … Read More

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Can I use travel insurance instead of health insurance?

Can I use travel insurance instead of health insurance?

A question that I get asked frequently because when people arrive into the US, they see just how obscenely expensive the medical and health insurance is here and they think that they might have worked out a magical loophole. If … Read More

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How to do determine residency as an expat

How to do determine residency as an expat

The amount of times I read: “NO, I’M ON A TEMPORARY VISA, I’M NOT A RESIDENT OF THE U.S.” is quite incredible. It comes up a lot whether you’re looking at getting your driver license in NYC, filing tax, or … Read More

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Drink Like a Local in NYC

Drink like a local in NYC with these great bars

From Aussie Mums in New York: New Yorkers are a social bunch and there are plenty of great bars to satisfy everyone including wine bars, sports bars, dive bars, cocktail bars and the very unique ‘SpeakEasy’ bar. As locals or … Read More

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tabl - the world's most adaptable table leg

tabl – the world’s most adaptable table leg

I just think this is cool and Nick is a fellow Australian in New York! A minimalist table leg system that allows you to instantly create a beautiful, future-proof table. And then re-create it over and over. If you think … Read More

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Drivers License in New York State as an Expat

How to get your driver license and drive as an expat in New York and America

As an expat, the first thing you need to remember is that in many situations while you may be “technically” correct because of all the research you’ve done but there is a very good chance that the person you’re speaking … Read More

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Parker & Quinn

The Best Things To Do in NYC this Week (April 4, 2018)

Happy Easter! Happy Passover! I hope you had an absolutely fantastic weekend. Restaurant of the week I realize that this might not technically count as a “restaurant” but I think it’s important that you know. Tompkins Square Bagels are still my … Read More

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University of Michigan's Big House

Where and how to watch tonight’s NCAA College Basketball Final

Despite the fact that the weather outside looks like the middle of winter, it’s actually the end of March Madness (being that it’s April). March Madness, for those of you who keep hearing it and have no idea what’s going … Read More

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Expat Connection and Major League Baseball

Free MLB Games on your T-Mobile

Did you know that if you’re with T-Mobile, you can watch Major League Baseball for FREE!? Free MLB.TV makes a comeback. Score a free regular season subscription of MLB.TV—a value of $115.99—just for being a customer. Get this deal between March 27 … Read More

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The Joy List

The Joy List Giveaway

The Joy List? What the… The Joy List is all about making NYC less lonely: We feature events that you can go to by yourself, and leave with a new friend. Our mission is to make NYC less lonely. I … Read More

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The Commodore Chicken Sandwich

Best Things To Do in NYC this Week (March 28, 2018)

I saw snow on the ground yesterday. Spring is rubbish. Restaurant of the week Something a little bit fancy this week. Hearth is seasonal, fresh, delicious, changing, from-the-farm-and-sea, and great. It’s a bit pricier than other places we recommended but not … Read More

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Playing cricket in Prospect park New York City

Play social (and fun) cricket in New York this summer

Are you missing picking up the cricket bat and ball here in New York? Look no further, Simon from the Australians in New York & NYC (Aussies International) group has FREE casual quick cricket in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, just for you! Starting … Read More

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Bluestone Lane has hot cross buns!

From their email BECAUSE I FREAKING LOVE AND MISS HOT CROSS BUNS: Nothing says Easter like the spiced sweetness of a hot cross bun! Synonymous with the upcoming holiday, these delicious buns are available at all New York locations from … Read More

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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Special preview screening of Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, supporting Variety the Children’s Charity of New York

You’re invited to a special preview screening of Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, supporting Variety the Children’s Charity of New York at 5pm on March 28 at National Amusements, Brooklyn! Limited free tickets available at goo.gl/TX5Xnk Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is based on … Read More

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