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89th And Broke

I'm a young professional living in Astoria (formerly of Williamsburg, the UES and Murray Hill - I move a lot!). I'm always looking for something fun to do or the best place to grab a drink and dinner at an affordable price around the city. Have a suggestion? Email me at Laura AT 89thandbroke DOT com.

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Try This Trick: Thrillist.com

Since moving to New York, I’ve been a member of Thrillist.  Thrillist is a daily newsletter that’s mostly geared towards males (yet I’m a subscriber).  Basically, think of a male version of DailyCandy that instead of the content focusing strictly on sample sales and products, it also features cool restaurants, Web sites (such as […]

Try This Trick: umbrellatoday.com

There’s nothing worse than heading outside after a long day at work to find that it’s raining – and you don’t have an umbrella.  While it’s horrible no matter where you are in the US, in the city, it’s got to be the worst – especially when you are stuck on a […]

Natural History Museum “Ice” Skating

The boyfriend and I attempted to enjoy the winter weather and go ice skating this weekend.  Being on the UES, it made the most sense to avoid the tourists and midtown and head over to the UWS to the new ice rink at the Natural History Museum which opened on Saturday.  From our brief […]

Milano Market – Lunch, Not Dinner

This Wednesday Friendsday we decided to hit up Milano Market, an Italian deli and food emporium on the Upper East Side.  With the economy being as bad as it is, we figured we’d save a little money and bring the food back to our place.  Milano Market has a large selection of sandwiches and […]

Jump, Jive and Wail at Swing 46

Spent Saturday night at Swing 46, a swing dancing club in Hell’s Kitchen for a friend’s birthday.  Having been to Swing 46 twice before, this club is always a great change of pace from a typical NYC bar.  Swing 46 has a large dance floor and a live brass band, playing the best jazz.


It’s pronounced MO-MA…

One of the best things about our new apartment may be the fact that the previous resident never bothered to update her address on all of her magazine subscriptions.  So when New York Magazine’s “Live Well.  Spend Less” issue arrive, my roommates and I devoured the issue – and discovered that the Museum of […]

Laughs at a Cheap(er) Price

It seems like everyone I know these days is performing stand-up at New York Comedy Club.  And unfortunately, laughs do not come cheap.

To see a show at the New York Comedy Club down in Gramercy, tickets are $15.  Not bad, but with the two drink minimum, and drinks conveniently priced at 10 bucks […]

East Village’s Moulin Rouge Wine Bar

Guest Post By Caryn, Gramercy Correspondent

If you’re looking for a good wine bar, look no further than the Bourgeois Pig in the East Village (7th Street between 1st Ave and Ave A). Its cozy and intimate atmosphere with dim lighting and velvet couches makes it an appealing change from a lot of […]

When I Was Your Age, I Traveled 75 Blocks to Go Grocery Shopping…

Almost every evening when I make dinner at home, the following conversation unravels with my roommate Alex: “Z, that smells good. Where’d ya get it?”  “Trader Joe’s.” “I cannot believe you go that far to go to a grocery store.”

Yup, it’s true. While most people head to Food Emporium, Gristedes, or the local […]

All You Can Eat Meat Leaves Me Ill

Spent Saturday evening celebrating my friend’s birthday at Churrascaria Plataforma in Hell’s Kitchen – and literally, the aftermath of the experience may have been hell.  No longer a few months out of college, it seems that my friends have been celebrating birthdays bigger and better.  Instead of a birthday party consisting of a 30 […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost