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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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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 […]

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 […]

Rustic Italian in the East Village

Time is running out for my City Shuffle Diner’s Deck cards (I only have until Dec. 31st to use them all), so I’m trying to make an effort to hit up the most enticing places before the year’s end.

I was in the mood for simple Italian this week, and while I can’t say […]

I Do Love Myself a Cheap BYOB Sushi Restaurant

I was meeting up with a few friends on a Friday night, and instead of the typical bar scene, we wanted to do a simpler dinner and drinks. Always on the hunt for a good deal, we decided to try Cherin Sushi, a BYOB sushi place in the East Village.

Although the restaurant is […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost