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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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Coming Up! It’s Restaurant Week Summer 2011!

2011’s summer Restaurant Week will be held July 11-24, but you can start to make your reservations now (and we recommend doing so for some of the top spots).

As we mention every 6 months when this come around, be diligent to ensure that you’re actually getting a deal. $35 a person isn’t cheap, […]

Try This Trick! Travelzoo Has Tons of Deals!

At first glance Travelzoo seems to just be another aggregator of travel-related deals (a la Orbitz, Kayak, etc), but it’s an even better destination for deal hunters like ourselves. Travelzoo has a team that researches and evaluates thousands of various deals including airfare, hotels, dining/entertainment, and packages bringing it all together for a fun, discounted […]

Favorite Food Finds!

With Living Social UWS, pay $5 for $10 worth of baked goods from Georgia’s Cafe & Bakery, or pay $25 for two appetizers and a bottle of wine.

Get a pre fixe dinner for two, with two margaritas, for $45 at Pelea Mexicana.

It’s the last day to get 80% off at Restaurant.com – […]

UWS’s Gem: Dive Bar

Since I babysit on the UWS, and I’ll be attending school in the fall there as well, I’ve begun exploring the neighborhood quite a bit more. I know it’s a haven for restaurants (often out of my student price range), but I don’t see too many bars. The other night my friend/ex-coworker and I […]

Favorite Food Finds!

I like this one! You can enjoy some of my favorite wings in the city, Atomic Wings, at the Tribeca location only (311 Broadway) with a $4 voucher, scoring you a half order of wings (5) and a draft beer! Get a $30 voucher for $15 at Talent Thai in Murray Hill – here’s […]

Deal Alert! Free $2 MP3 Credit From Amazon!

To promote its new cloud service for music, Amazon is giving away a free $2 MP3 credit! Just enter the code “CloudMP3” to redeem it (instructions on the process are included in the link above).

These days I find that I almost exclusively buy all of my music from Amazon vs iTunes, mostly because […]

Two-For-One Tuesdays

Tuesdays are a great night for going out. It’s nice for catching up with a friend since it’s still early enough in the week  that restaurants and bars aren’t too crowded. And as an extra bonus, because it’s early in the week, restaurants and bars will offer great deals to get people in their […]

Favorite Food Finds!

$20 for $40 at Stella Bistro downtown. Laura’s company, Signpost, still has the $10 for $20 to Allmenus.com $25 for $50 of fondue and drinks at Simply Fondue in Glendale, Queens. Grab the Scoutmob code for 50% off at Radicchio Pasta & […]

Deal Alert! Free Pizza in Williamsburg!

We heard from the folks at Nifty NYC and NYC Daily Deals that Carmine’s II in Brooklyn is offering free samples of pizza tonight from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.  They will be also collecting donations for St. Jude’s.  Carmine’s II is located at 436 Union Ave, off of Metropolitan – just jump on the L!  […]

Favorite Food Finds!

For a summery delight, grab a voucher for $15 that’s good for a flight of sangria and a full-sized glass of your favorite pick at SideBar. Spend $20 and enjoy $40 worth of Italian food and drinks at L’Allegria. Go to Waldy’s for $30 worth of wood fired pizza, pasta and beer. Or […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost