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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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New Apartment, New Chinese Spot

I like to think it was a sign from God.  As my roommate Alex and I opened the door to our new apartment in Murray Hill, a flurry of take-out menus attacked us.  One, however, stood out – a Chinese take-out menu that offered combination dinners for under $7.

Now, I love a good […]

Patsy’s: Worth the Hype?

After hearing how great the original Patsy’s is on 118th and 1st, my roommates, my friend Dave and I decided to see if it really lived up to the hype.  We boarded the 1st Avenue bus and climbed up the 30 blocks – which during the journey, the boys discovered there actually is a […]

It’s Tourist-Central, What’d I Expect?

Turning again to my Diner’s Deck, I headed over to the Theater District last week to try an Italian restaurant, Nocello. I walked by it several weeks prior and it looked really cute inside, so I made a mental note to return before the year is up, and my cards expire.

I guess my […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost