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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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Deal Alert! Blog For Beer!

WeLoveBars.com has a pretty cool promotion going on right now. In honor of the Internet’s anniversary (not that we care too much), they’re giving away free drinks at their four bars – Black Bear Lodge, King’s Head Tavern, Whiskey River and Bull’s Head Tavern. All you have to do is write a […]

Deal Alert! Coupons For Free Chocolate on Fridays!

Thanks to NYC Daily Deals, we can share with all of you that from every Friday starting tomorrow through September, Mars is giving away free chocolate to the first 250,000 people who enter with a coupon. This includes classics like M&Ms (I hope peanut M&Ms are included), Twix, Dove, Milky Way, Snickers […]

My Go-To Thai Spot: Spice

I’m a big Thai fan and always on the hunt for cheap and delicious Thai food. One of my personal favorites in the city is Spice. Yes, I know some of you are rolling your eyes and I’ve heard the complaints before: small portions, crappy food, etc., etc. But I’m sorry, I […]

Deal Alert! Another BOGO at Jamba Juice!

If you missed our BOGO deal for Jamba Juice last month, have no fear – another coupon has been posted!  Thanks to our reader Jesse, we discovered that Jamba Juice is offering this BOGO deal on smoothies until August 9.  To learn more and get the coupon, click […]

Deal Alert! Buy a Sandwich, Get Another for $1!

Recently, I stumbled across a deal at Quiznos.  From now through Labor Day, Quiznos is having its Toasty Toasty $1 Sub Sale where you can purchase one of four classic subs at regular price and receive a second sub of the same size for just $1.   You can choose between the Classic Italian, Turkey […]

Deal Alert! $5 Off at Chopt!

Working in Murray Hill often has its disadvantages – first, no renowned food carts, and now, I can’t take advantage of this deal at Chopt!  However, if Chopt delivers to your office or apartment, take advantage of this $5 off deal.  To order a salad or sandwich from Chopt, click here and then use the […]

Expanding Our Culinary Horizons with Cuban

Last week, my co-worker Alicia suggested that we visit Tina’s Cuban Cuisine after reading about it in Time Out New York’s Cheap Eats Issue.  I’ve tried Cuban cuisine in the past, and was not a big fan, but figured I’d give it one more try before I crossed it off my list.  Our co-worker […]

Deal Alert! Dessert Walking Tour!

We’ve already told you about free walking tours every other Saturday of Greenwich Village, but Walking Tours Manhattan has some even more up our alley…they include dessert! It’s an ingenuous idea: you meet up at a dessert spot and follow a “dessert expert” to explore a neighborhood’s bakery gems. While the tour itself […]

Cheap Eats Issue Offers Not So Memorable Cheesesteaks

Last week, we reported that Time Out New York launched it’s Cheap Eats issue.  In this particular issue, I loved that they bulleted out key restaurants in 8 neighborhoods – and Murray Hill, where I work, was one of them.  Second on the list was Carl’s Steaks, and I shared the link with my […]

Deal Alert! Free Tequila!

Apparently there are two great reasons to celebrate in July – Independence Day and National Tequila Day! Tomorrow Patron and 1921 will be hosting an event at Mad Dog and Beans giving out free tequila shots and goodie bags (this really piques my curiosity). They’ll also have food to eat, although I’m not […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost