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

The one Broadway show you should see this summer if you only have time for one

The one Broadway show you should see this summer if you only have time for one

Last night I was very kindly given tickets to see a musical on Broadway by my girlfriend, Stacey. Thanks, Stacey! The show? Dear Evan Hansen. Sure, it came to Broadway in 2016 and has won everything there is to win, so … Read More

How to watch the US Open for free (and the top tips for going)

How to watch the US Open for free (and the top tips for going)

This was awesomely submitted by my friend, Edward S. What a hero, thanks, Edward! The 138th edition of the U.S. Open Tennis Championship promises to be an entertaining tournament and a great way to spend a day or two during the … Read More

The cheapest way to call Australia (and other countries) from the US

The cheapest way to call Australia (and other countries) from the US

As you may have already discovered, if you call +61 and start dialing Australia, you may be in for a fright when your phone plan arrives at the end of the month, and finding this information in one place can … Read More

How to get help with tasks and move stuff around NYC without a car

This weekend I had an adventure! I needed to move a big TV from 12th Street to 57th Street, and then take a different TV from 57th Street to 47th Street. In Manhattan. I can’t do it with a train … Read More

The 7 BEST Affordable Restaurants in New York City

The 7 BEST Affordable Restaurants in New York City

Last week I wrote about the Best 3 Bagel places in Manhattan which gave rise to an awesome discussion about other places I recommended throughout the city. So here are my current 7 best restaurants where you’ll finish saying “Yum!” … Read More

The New York secret that’s got everyone talking

Last week I wrote about the Best 3 Bagel places in Manhattan… So this week is about everything BUT the Bagel. Literally. This is going to change everything about your life in a wonderful way. Everything from butter on toast to … Read More

Where do people read America Josh from in New York?

Where do people read America Josh from in New York?

I’ve been asking for Zip Codes from everyone who subscribes to America Josh’s mailing list, and I thought it would be interesting to have a look where you’re all based! Safe to say, we’ve got a good part of Manhattan … Read More

The best things to do and see in Hell’s Kitchen every month

Last week I was lucky enough to meet with Phil (Publisher) and Ruth (Editor) of W42ST Magazine! So what is W42ST? It’s a magazine that shows off all the awesome in the West side’s Hell’s Kitchen. I’ll let them tell you … Read More

The Malt House FiDi NYC

The Best Things To Do in NYC this Week (August 1, 2018)

Every week I try to visit some new venues and tell you about the best ones. So where has Josh been this week (especially after a whole week off, what the hell have I been doing!?) Restaurant of the week … Read More

The 3 best bagels in Manhattan, New York City (and how to order a bagel properly)

The 3 best bagels in Manhattan, New York City (and how to order a bagel properly)

This is either going to win me a lot of friends or make me a lot of enemies, because New Yorkers definitely take their bagels seriously, so be sure to let me know what you think! Before we get to … Read More

Boulton and Watt

The Best Things To Do in NYC this Week (July 25, 2018)

Every week I try to visit some new venues and tell you about the best ones. So where has Josh been this week (especially after a whole week off, what the hell have I been doing!?) Restaurant of the week … Read More

Get money back for owning a window air conditioner and control it with WiFi for free

Get money back for owning a window air conditioner and control it with WiFi for free

Did you know that ConEd can send you a free device to control your air conditioner with WiFi, and can also give you $30 back if you’ve recently bought a new air conditioner? I didn’t either until my friends Matt … Read More

How to get a credit card without credit history

How To Get A Credit Card With No Credit History

You’ve spent your whole life paying all your bills on time and have maintained good credit (as far as you know) with one or more credit cards in your birth country. You pack your bags and head over to the United … Read More

Why you should get a New York City library card

Why you should get a New York City library card

Did you know… I stole this from the New York Times (small time readership compared to America Josh but you may have heard of it). Do you have a New York City library card? If so, you can now go … Read More

The 5 things every person in New York City should have on them at all times

The 5 things every person in New York City should have on them at all times

I’ve been here a year and a half now and after many mistakes, I think I’ve worked out the top 5 things that every person in New York City should carry at all times… Here we go! 1. An umbrella … Read More

Little Branch

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

Every week I try to visit some new venues and tell you about the best ones. So where has Josh been this week (especially after a whole week off, what the hell have I been doing!?) Restaurant of the week … Read More

How you can help a charity by shopping on Amazon (Prime Day is coming)

How you can help a charity by just shopping on Amazon (Prime Day is coming)

Amazon is a behemoth, we all know that. The one thing you learn quickly when you move to the US is that they can solve all of your worldly problems at the click of a button and a subscription to … Read More

How to move apartment in New York City (Part 5- Legal Notifications, Shopping, Furniture, & Cleaners)

How to move apartment in New York City (Part 5: Legal Notifications, Shopping, Furniture, & Cleaners)

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

I bought a Casper

I got a Casper mattress and thought I’d tell you all about it (and save you $75)

Moving apartments (as you can see in my series about moving) can be a pain, and picking a mattress was one of the tasks that took a fair bit of research (certainly more than I expected). You’ve no doubt seen some … Read More

Extra Fancy Cocktail magic by Megan Swann

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

Every week I try to visit some new venues and tell you about the best ones. So where has Josh been this week (especially after a whole week off, what the hell have I been doing!?) Restaurant of the week … Read More