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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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Satisfactory Experience at Smith & Wollensky

Monday kicked off Restaurant Week, and I spent it with my roommate Al and our friend Alex at Smith & Wollensky.  Now we’re all looking for a little something different when it comes to this infamous week – Al and I appreciate a good value, while Alex would rather enjoy a meal she couldn’t […]

Lombardi’s Pizza: America’s First Pizzeria, but Not Its Best

Guest post by Joe Coniski, father of former Upper West Side Correspondent Sarah Coniski

During a late December trip to New York City to move my daughter, I made it a point to visit another New York City pizzeria from my list of “best pizza places” that I have collected for several […]

Buy a Drink, Get a Pizza

Guest Post by Jenni Maier, Editor of the Post Grad Blog

I’m a recent postgrad on a tight budget so I’m constantly on the look out for good deals and cheap meals. Crocodile Lounge in the East Village out does itself daily by by offering a free personal pizza with every single drink purchase. […]

Deal Alert! $20 Theater Tickets!

There is a good chance if you are reading this blog, you are under 35.  So if you are under 35 and like theater, I strongly recommend you take advantage of Hiptix.  Hiptix is a program that provides you with $20 theater tickets to any Roundabout Theatre Company productions.

You can join Hiptix’s email […]

Best Bagels in Manhattan?

Guest post by Jenni Maier, Editor of the Post Grad blog

There’s nothing like an amazing bagel after a long weekend of bar-hopping and drinking. So no matter how bad my hangover is or how tired I am, I always drag myself out of bed on Sundays to go to Ess-a-Bagel. It is by […]

Daytime Drinking at Down the Hatch

I recently fell back in love with daytime drinking.  There’s really nothing better than having a few beers midday, going to bed by midnight, and having all of Sunday hangover-free to tackle whatever projects you wanted to finish over the weekend.

Last weekend, I headed over to Down the Hatch to indulge in some […]

Great Brunch in Midtown

Guest Blog Post by Jenni Maier, Editor of The Post Grad Blog

I’ve recently read that Cer té (55th between 5th and 6th), a small midtown lunch place, has phenomenalsandwiches. So I checked out their menu and was thrilled to discover they also offer a great brunch (not on Sundays) at reasonably low prices. […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost