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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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Hungry for the Hungarian Pastry Shop

Guest Post by Sarah Coniski, Upper West Side Correspondent

When it comes to baklava, I am spoiled.  My great aunt, Florence Stachowicz (don’t let the Polish last name fool you – she is of Greek ancestry), makes the best baklava I’ve ever eaten. It is buttery and rich, sweet and crunchy and perfectly layered. […]

Try This Trick: Map to Free Bar Snacks

I love being thrifty and can’t understand why someone would pay full price for anything if they don’t have to.  We at 89th and Broke are always scouring the Web for new deals and resources to help our like-minded friends. Just the other day our co-worker, Alicia, sent me the link to a new […]

Deal Alert! BOGO at Jamba Juice!

Grab a friend, because it’s buy one get one at Jamba Juice! Thanks to our friend Leigh, we discovered that Jamba Juice is offering this BOGO deal on smoothies until July 12.  To learn more and get the coupon, click here.

Deal Alert! Free Walking Tour!

While I can tell you where the best place is to get rice pudding in the city or where I like to get nachos, unfortunately I’m not educated enough to tell you what bars Andy Warhol frequently visited, or where a former president made an infamous speech.  But, that’s why there are walking tours.


Deal Alert! Free Gelato on the UWS!

Pappardella will be handing out free gelato on Saturday, June 27th from 12-5pm. Grab a scoop of free gelato and take a relaxing stroll through Riverside Park or Central Park – sounds like a nice afternoon to me!

Deal Alert! $1 Mac and Cheese at S’MAC!

S’MAC is celebrating its third birthday with a treat for us all – they’ll be practically giving away their delectable macaroni and cheese all day. Stop by the East Village location (12th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues) and enjoy the All-American nosh for just $1.00 (gluten-free for $2). There are some rules: dine-in […]

Deal Alert! Play Rock-Paper-Scissors for a Free Meal!

Guest Post by Mari Abe, Downtown Correspondent

To celebrate its 20th year anniversary, Menchanko-Tei, a Japanese ramen/noodle house in midtown west is offering to pick up the tab… if you win a one-shot game of Jan-Ken-Pon (or Rock-Paper-Scissors) with the restaurant’s manager. I know, sounds too good to be true, but it’s for real. […]

Deal Alert! Free Pinkberry on Friday!

The Skint linked to GraceNotesNYC‘s post about free Pinkberry on Friday, 6/26! To compete with Red Mango’s new Tangomonium flavor (which I believe has received lukewarm reviews) Pinkberry is introducing two new flavors – coconut and passionfruit. Personally, coconut is my favorite topping on Red Mango and Pinkberry yogurt, so my tastebuds could be […]

Deal Alert! Free Drinks for Your Cab Fare!

While the Upper West Side seems nice, the trek from the East Side sometimes makes the west look a little less appealing.  When I make my way over there, I guess I could always wait for a bus, but I usually toss in the towel way too early and take a cab – ultimately, […]

Deal Alert! What’s in a Name Anyways?

Looking to score some free drinks in the city?  Your ticket may simply be your name.  At No Idea Bar, located on 20th between Park and Broadway,  and Antarctica Bar, on Hudson at Spring St, a different name is selected every night and if you happen to have that name, drinks are free from 5-11 […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost