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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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Man Vs. Food: Spumoni Gardens

After watching Man Vs. Food’s Brooklyn episode over a year and a half ago, I’ve been wanting to check out L&B Spumoni Gardens.  Since this restaurant is located in Gravesend (aka the last stop on the N before Coney Island), I knew chances of me visiting this spot were pretty slim.  When a friend […]

Favorite Food Finds!

Like Cuban? For $30, get $60 to Guantanamera. $39 gets you a Manhattan Yacht Cruise with Dinner and two drinks. Save 50% off at Little Town NYC Brewhouse with your free ScoutMob code. Use the code FLAG to get $25 restaurant.com gift certificates for $2. Enjoy an Edible Arrangement for $22 (worth $45). […]

Gorilla Cheese NYC: Most Disappointing Meal of 2011

Congratulations, Gorilla Cheese NYC.  You win the most disappointing meal I’ve had in 2011.

Gorilla Cheese is a new grilled cheese truck that launched a few weeks back.  When it parked outside my office the other day, I quickly saved the lunch I brought in for the next day, and headed to the truck […]

Deal Alert! Ladies, Free Open Bar Tonight!

Sticking around NYC for Memorial Day Weekend?  Well, Overtime Group is throwing another one of their open bars at Sky Room Times Square tonight.  Ladies can enjoy this open bar for free, while guys are asked to pay $10. The open bar includes mojitos and Bacardi rum!

In order to attend this event, you must RSVP by […]

Favorite Food Finds!

I bought a Groupon today! Get $20 to Bareburger (3 locations) for $10.  Here’s our Bareburger review. For $5, get $10 worth of burgers at Pop Pub. For $10, get $20 to Dram Shop Bar in Brooklyn. Restaurant.com has an 80% off sale.  Use the code FLAG. For $15, get $30 to Sanford’s […]

Deal Alert! Free Cookie from DoubleTree!

We just learned that DoubleTree Hotel is giving out their delicious cookies for free in Foley Square today until 4 pm.  Have no idea where Foley Square is (neither do we!)? Foley Square is located near the intersection of Pearl Street and Centre Street. […]

Deal Alert! Free Manicures!

This one is for the ladies….there are free manicures today!

Today, from 9am – 4pm, you can get a free manicure, thanks to a Ford Flex promotion. There will be two Ford Flex vehicles parked at E 51st St between Park and Lex on the south side, and another vehicle parked on 6th Ave between […]

Favorite Food Finds!

Save 50% off at State Room Restaurant & Bar with your free ScoutMob code. Near Boro Park? Get $15 worth of food from Café Shalva for $7.50. Get $60 to Guantanamera for $30. For $48, get a food and history tour in Harlem.  Plus, use the code HARLEM to save $5. $15 gets […]

Try This Trick! Bitehunter Finds You a Deal!

I hate it when I’m already out and need to quickly (people get impatient easily!) decide on a place for a meal or a drink, knowing that if I had my computer I could easily find a deal nearby versus settling on the closest spot. Yes, my smart phone does help, but I like […]

Deal Alert! Get One Item for Half Off at Borders!

If you “like” Borders on Facebook (or if you already do, check out the This Week tab), you’ll receive a 50% off coupon for one item valid today only!


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