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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! Cheap Magazines!

Note:  Conde Nast has extended their cheap magazine offer through December 7.  Click here.

When it comes to shopping, I have two main rules I always adhere to.  I will never pay more than $3.00 for a pair of pajama pants or pajama shorts, and if I purchase a magazine subscription, each issue cannot […]

Great Brunch at Arte Pasta

Challenge: Find a place that sits 7 girls, takes a reservation on a Sunday at 1 p.m. and offers unlimited drinks.

Answer: Arte Pasta.

With my friend Kristen back in town from Atlanta, a few of my girlfriends and I gathered for brunch last weekend to catch up.  Being sorority sisters, clearly we needed […]

Deal Alert! Free Happy Hour on Saturday!

Looking for something fun (and cheap) to do after spending quality time with your family over Thanksgiving? Head over to Copper Door Tavern on Saturday, Nov. 28th, to help them celebrate their 6th year anniversary with a complimentary open bar from 8 – 9 pm. Sounds like it will be the perfect way […]

Try This Trick! Prescription Glasses Starting at $8!

I’ll be honest – the last time I purchased new prescription glasses was my senior year of college…because Dad was footing the bill (thanks, Andy).  A few years back, I got as far as actually purchasing glasses, but quickly returned them after seeing several hundred dollars appear on my credit card statement.

Fast forward […]

Deal Alert! $25 3 Course Meal for Thanksgiving!

Hanging around the city for Thanksgiving this year and looking for a deal?  While most price fixed meals we’ve come across for the holiday have been a little expensive, Tre, an Italian restaurant on the Lower East Side, is offering 3 courses for only $25 – a steal, especially considering last year these 3 […]

Deal Alert! 88 Cent Dirty Dog Shots at the Doghouse Saloon!

Our friends at 8coupons.com let us know about a special deal happening tonight – unlimited 88 cent Dirty Dog shots at the Doghouse Saloon on the LES.

Granted, that’s not the most appetizing name, but they won’t give any hints as to what’s inside them – guess you’ll have to see for […]

An Intimate Lunch For Two

As we told you about a few weeks ago, Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar is having a Facebook promotion – become a friend of the restaurant on Facebook and you can get a glass of wine or sangria for free. Free booze and food will always draw me in, so I friended them, as […]

Cook.Eat.Drink.Live. = Foodie & Wino Heaven

A few weekends back, we were able to attend the Cook.  Eat.  Drink.  Live. event as bloggers (first time for us!). While we sampled glasses of wine, dined on snacks from restaurants and tried some specialty foods, we thought we’d share with you some of our favorites (Laura thought’s in regular font, Caryn’s thoughts in […]

Deal Alert! 25% off at Midtown’s Flavors!

I was getting ready to review a salad place downtown that I visit called Flavors, so I did a quick search for Flavors NYC and next thing I know, I stumbled across a deal.  Flavors, a cafe located on 6th between 47th and 48th, is offering 25% off of online orders.  Like a Europa […]

Deal Alert! Sunday Funday Specials at Aroma!

We’ve written about deals from Aroma Kitchen & Winebar in the past, and this restaurant is continuing to serve up specials – this time on Sunday Funday.  Every Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight, this Italian eatery is serving up not one, but four different specials:

$10 10-12 appetizers at Aroma are priced at […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost