I moved to New York!

Two weeks ago I moved to the capital of the world – New York City! Quitting my graduate job to move to America with no fixed plan of action was a decision I had to patiently explain to a few people, but at the end of the day, if I can’t do it now, while I’m still young and skinny (ha), when can I?

Now, I live in somebody’s basement in Queens with three friends and the ugliest dog in the world. Her name is Cali.


queens house


We toasted our arrival in the city we grew up watching on TV with a coffee at Central Perk on Lafayette Street. Set up for a short time to mark the 20th anniversary of everyone’s favourite sitcom, the coffee shop has costumes and props from the Friends, like Phoebe’s ‘Buffay the Vampire Slayer’ porno and an actual copy of ‘Science Boy’, the comic book Ross created as a kid.

Check this for a natural laughing shot.

cheesy flatmates on the central perk sofa

Well worth a visit, even if just to get a cheesy picture on the most famous sofa in the world and a free coffee!

I visited NYC last November, so I’ve already done all the main tourist attractions. This time I’m posing as a local, so I can take my time and see the city for real – rats, weirdos and all.

The first few days were a blur of skyscrapers, strong drinks (seriously America, stick to 25ml), and sightseeing. After a visit to the 9/11 memorial, a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset was crowned with a surprise firework display over the Hudson. Definitely arranged to welcome C and I to New York.

brooklyn by night

Since I arrived, I’ve seen some spectacles on the subway, eaten a ridiculous amount of fried food and $1 pizza… and had some horrendous hangovers. Luckily, New York is THE place to be when you’re craving a buffet of stodgy delights.

Follow me as I explore the Big Apple on Facebook. I’d love suggestions about things I can’t miss while I’m here!




  1. October 17, 2014 / 10:18 am

    $1 Pizza? Did it taste like what it cost? 😀

  2. October 17, 2014 / 11:22 am

    Hope you having a good time we all miss you here at MPES and of course IOM. look forward to hearing all about your travels i find them very interesting and humorous. Well done Sheila xxx

  3. Catriona Mac Coll
    October 21, 2014 / 10:07 am

    Aw Dannielle, how am I no suprised ! ! ! LoL ;-),
    Well you’ll not let the cobwebs grow under your feet, Have a fantastic experience in New York New York, but most importantly stay safe, and cant wait to experience NY through your eyes Xxxx
    Luv Catriona

    • October 22, 2014 / 3:32 am

      Thanks Catriona! So nice of you to comment, don’t worry my mum has me well warned about keeping safe haha xx