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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.

Latest Subway Reading

Need a book to keep you company on the subway? This is what you can catch me reading!

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Affordable Haircuts Aren’t So Hard to Find After All

For some reason I’ll shell out $100-200 to get my hair highlighted (it actually makes me sick looking at that now) every 3-4 months, but I can never seem to spare the extra $40 for a hair cut, or even $30 for a blow out once it’s done. But my ends were splitting a […]

Swim for Free in NYC

Yesterday, I spent the day at the pool.  As someone who has lived in New York for four years, I realize how weird it sounds to say that.

You can swim in more than 54 free pools in NYC.  The pools are open from 11am – 7pm, and are closed daily from 3-4 pm […]

The King of Falafel is Certainly King

Here in Astoria, the King (of Falafel) sits on his throne at 30th Street and Broadway.  And by God, does this man deserve his throne.  After all, he’s the 2010 Winner of the Vendy Awards, so you know that means he’s a top food truck.

The King of Falafel and Shawarma is my go-to […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost