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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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Splurge at Pearl Oyster Bar

This year, I decided to skip Restaurant Week.  Yes, I know that for some people, that may be a sin.  But for me, I figured I’d use the money I’d spend on dinner and go to Pearl Oyster Bar instead.  My friend Tom and I had been trying tons of lobster rolls around the […]

Beauty Services on the Cheap!

Okay so this doesn’t exactly fit under our usual topics, but I thought these places were worth sharing for the ladies (and some men) out there. I’m cheap. You already knew that. But I like to get my manicures and eyebrows waxed as much as the next girl, so when I stumbled upon this […]

I’m in Love with Uva

The truffle gnocchi – courtesy of Yelp

I apologize if I saw you on Saturday.  Why?  Because most likely I rambled on about my phenomenal dinner on Friday.

My boyfriend and I decided to check out Uva on Friday night on the Upper East Side.  Walking into the restaurant, you knew this was […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost