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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! Free Vodka Open Bar!

Did you decide to stay in NYC this Memorial Day Weekend?  If so, check out this vodka open bar today.  The Empire Hotel Rooftop is having a Memorial Day Barbecue from 5-11 pm, with a free vodka open bar from 5-6 pm. The Empire Hotel Rooftop has amazing views of the Hudson, so it […]

Deal Alert! Cheap Broadway Tickets!

A few months back, we wrote about Hiptix, a theater program for those under 35 years old.  Hiptix gives those 35 and younger theater tickets for only $20 (plus a $1.50 service charge).  To get discounted tickets, first join Hiptix by calling 212-719-1300 and ask to be on apart of the Hiptix mailing list. […]

Deal Alert! National Hamburger Day Deals!

Today, May 28, marks two important events:  my best friend Katie’s 25th birthday and National Hamburger Day!  If you want to take part in National Hamburger Day and enjoy some burger specials, you may want to check out these two burger joints.  The Rare Bar & Grill in the Fashion 26 Hotel on 26th […]

American Comfort Food Taken Up A Notch

McKenna (our Webmaster, and likes/dislikes in italics) and I were recently invited out for a tasting at Hudson Eatery, and naturally we were more than happy to oblige. Since we typically stick to the East side, we weren’t exactly looking forward to our trek over there (and it is pretty far, on 57th between […]

Deal Alert! Free Cosmo When You See SATC2!

What’s a more natural combo than SATC and cosmos? Well, we can’t think of any and neither can Public House. That’s why they’re offering a cool deal for any ladies (or gentlemen) who are planning to see the Sex And The City 2 movie. Simply show your movie ticket stub on the day that you see the […]

Wonderful Meal at Wild Edibles

When it comes to restaurants, I really don’t care about the ambiance. All I want is good food at a good price – and not surprisingly, my mom and dad are the same way. So when my parents came into town (Andy’s thoughts in italics – yes, my dad), I was looking for a […]

Deal Alert! $5 Burgers and Wine Flights at Le Cirque!

This almost seems to good to be true…renowned French restaurant Le Cirque is offering $5 burgers and $5 flights of wine? I’m loving this deal.

Tonight only, from 6:30-9:30, you can score these cheap eats along with $5 frites in Le Cirque’s lounge. As for the wine flights, you have two options: $5 flights […]

Cheap Drink Specials Win Us Over At Manny’s On Second

I’m happy to report that I’ve found a new affordable (read: cheap) spot for my drinking: Manny’s on Second. I hit it up during the free hour open bar that’s hosted by I’m Not At Work at a new location each month, and lucky for us, this past month it was at this fine establishment (I […]

Decent Lunch Special at Il Corallo Trattoria

The other day my co-workers and I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and find a spot where we could dine outside.  While walking up the streets of Soho, we couldn’t find an affordable spot with outdoor dining (suggestions welcomed), so instead my co-worker Wells directed us to Il Corallo Trattoria, promising […]

Deal Alert! Online Savings at East Pacific!

About a year ago, Caryn and I told you about a new Thai/Chinese/Japanese place that opened up in Murray Hill, called East Pacific.  While I’m not too crazy on places that offer different cuisines, this spot was a solid takeout spot, with huge portions – so big I was often able to make two […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost