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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 […]

Deal Alert! All You Can Drink Champagne for $20

If you are trying to re-live your college glory days and want to celebrate Tuesday Booze-day, check out Superdive tonight, over on Avenue A between 12th and 13th.  The bar is introducing Champagne Tuesdays, where patrons can get unlimited champagne for $20.  Ladies, if you can’t get your guy friends to attend, we suggest […]

80s Cover Band and Cheap Eats on the UWS

I was up at the Columbus Day Street Fair today to see one of my favorite cover bands in the city – The Gilfords. Every other Saturday night they perform at the UWS staple Prohibition (with no cover), which features live music 7 days a week. They do an amazing job covering 80s songs, […]

Deal Alert! Free food at Sunburnt Cow!

Trying to figure out what to do this weekend?  If you are looking for brunch on the cheap on Sunday, checkout the Sunburnt Cow, on Avenue C between 8th and 9th.  In honor of its 6th birthday, the restaurant will be serving free food all day as well as a free spit roasted cow […]

Deal Alert! Free Ice Cream Rounders From Carvel!

Oh, ice cream. You’re cold and sweet and lovely, and today, you’re even better…you’re free. Carvel is celebrating its customers today (and why shouldn’t it?) with free Oreo Lil’ Rounders – vanilla ice cream between two Oreo saucers.  Stop by a participating Carvel (you know the drill, call ahead to make sure the location […]

Deal Alert! Free Drinks from 8 to 9!

Has the week been rough and you need a few drinks?  Check out Bar XII on 34th Street and 3rd Ave this evening, and every Wednesday, between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.  The bar offers Coors, Bud and well drinks free – without a cover charge.  While you are there, check out the free Wii […]

Deal Alert! Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins Coupons!

Last time we posted some coupons for a competing coffee shop, we were asked to remove them.  Hopefully, that doesn’t happen with these Dunkin’ Donuts coupons we came across on the site Coupon Cravings!  These coupons look like they have been emailed by Dunkin’ Donuts, and are good for $1 off a dozen donuts, […]

Try This Trick! SeamlessWeb.com and a Deal Alert!

I have to admit, over the past few weeks I’ve started to love Seamless Web.  If you aren’t familiar with Seamless Web, it’s a service where you can search for restaurants in your delivery area and order a meal online (note: some restaurants do not participate).  Even better, you can charge your whole meal to […]

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 […]

Deal Alert! BOGO at Jamba Juice!

Good news – The Jamba Juice BOGO deal is back! Click here to print the coupon. Fingers crossed that we don’t receive an email from someone at corporate making us take down the coupon a la Starbucks.  As always, call ahead of time to make sure your intended location accepts the coupon. We’ve had luck […]

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