Expat - New York · Nth America

Cupcake hunt: Empire Cake

My lovely NYC neighbour 'ACP' told me I had to go to Empire Cake and try their Salted Caramel Cupcake. I told her I was actually going to be down near that area on Sunday and popped in after going through the pop-up Seinfeld apartment. Husband and I had been past and in Empire Cake… Continue reading Cupcake hunt: Empire Cake

Expat - New York

A visit to Hulu’s Seinfeld pop-up apartment

On Sunday a few of us went to the pop-up Seinfeld apartment re-created by Hulu. It was created in celebration of the full Seinfeld series being streamed on Hulu. It was truly an awesome experience.  The pop up apartment was only opened for five days and Sunday was the last day. We arrived at 8am… Continue reading A visit to Hulu’s Seinfeld pop-up apartment

Expat - New York · Nth America

NYC Cheesecake hunt – Eileen’s Cheesecake

I had bought a Groupon voucher for Eileen’s Cheesecake while Husband's parents were in town. Eileen’s were celebrating their 30th anniversary at the time and through Groupon, I paid $30 and received $40 to spend in store. I had been dying to try Eileen’s for a long time as I had heard amazing things about… Continue reading NYC Cheesecake hunt – Eileen’s Cheesecake

Expat - New York

Getting Work in NY as an Expat, I-765 application

I hope my job hunt story will be as much as a surprise to everyone as it was to me. For those that have been following our journey to New York, you would know that I wasn’t able to immediately work once I arrived, however Husband was able to. Someone had told me that I… Continue reading Getting Work in NY as an Expat, I-765 application

Expat - New York · Nth America

Venturing around Brooklyn and walking the Brooklyn Bridge

The day we checked out Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, the group of us decided to just venture around and walk aimlessly. Husband and I had nothing planned for the day as we just had visit Brooklyn in store. So we started walking. We walked through a large area inhabited by a Jewish community. I later read… Continue reading Venturing around Brooklyn and walking the Brooklyn Bridge

Expat - New York · Nth America

Smorgasburg in Williamsburg

Our first trip ever to Brooklyn was to visit the Smorgasburg - http://www.smorgasburg.com/ in Williamsburg. Smorgasburg is a weekly event where loads of different food vendors set up a site and sell their food.  Anything from ribs, burgers, buns to cookies, ice-cream sandwiches and popcorn. It was the first weekend the Smorgasburg returned to its… Continue reading Smorgasburg in Williamsburg

Expat - New York

St Patrick’s Day Parade – New York, 17 March 2015

I heard the St Patrick's Day Parade was a sight to see. So while Husband was busy at work, I popped down to see what the fuss was about. I didn't find it particulary special. I am not Irish so there wasn't that connection. But I can now cross it off as one of those… Continue reading St Patrick’s Day Parade – New York, 17 March 2015

Expat - New York · Nth America

My new favourite place in NYC – The Ziegfeld Theatre

On Friday afternoon I was near Husband’s office. Instead of going home, I was happy to find somewhere to waste some time I waited for him to finish work. And that is where I discovered my new favourite hangout – The Ziegfeld Theatre. The theatre instantly reminded me of the Hayden Orpheum Theatre Palace in… Continue reading My new favourite place in NYC – The Ziegfeld Theatre

Expat - New York · Nth America

Coal fired pizza from Lombardi’s

Last night we walked to Little Italy for pizza from Lombardi's Pizza - 32 Spring St. New York, NY 10012 after a recommendation to go there because they had coal ovens which they cooked the pizzas in. [We had our starter from Urban Lobster Shack which you can read here] When we arrived we were given a… Continue reading Coal fired pizza from Lombardi’s

Expat - New York · Nth America

Our trip to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Yesterday we went on the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour. This is one of the first big tourist sites we have actually visited since moving over. We advance purchased our Statue of Liberty with Crown access. Our ferry departed from Battery Park at 1PM and arrived at Liberty Island. It didn’t seem like it was a… Continue reading Our trip to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island