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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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My Saving Grace: Luigi’s Pizzeria

Monday was my version of Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, starting with losing my apartment keys and running to the hardware store to make copies of my super’s keys making me more than 30 minutes late to class, and ending with a mouse making itself comfortable in my kitchen, with a […]

Just Say No to Just Burgers

I recently got a bike, and just to be honest, the bike was really because I wanted to explore other food venues in our neighborhood easily without having to wait for the subway (yes, true confessions of a fat kid). So on Saturday, my boyfriend and I biked to Ditmars Blvd in Astoria to […]

Fun and Effective Classes at TS Fitness (and Deal Alert!)

I have a tendency to get bored with my workouts so I’ve hopped around to different gyms and fitness centers throughout the city looking for anything to keep me motivated and working hard. So far my favorite has been TS Fitness. I came across a Lifebooker deal earlier this summer and decided to buy […]

Looking for BBQ? Head to John Brown’s Smokehouse

One of my new favorite restaurants in Astoria is John Brown’s Smokehouse.  This place is a little bit off the beaten path and is located at 37th Ave and Crescent Street, so for you Manhattan folks, it is three stops into Queens on the N or Q train.

John Brown’s […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost