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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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The UES Gets a Craft Beer Store

On my walk home tonight I stumbled upon City Swiggers, a craft beer shop and tasting room on 86th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Opened a month ago, City Swiggers has gained some recognition among beer gurus, but it’s great for anyone who loves to try new things. My boyfriend is a huge fan of […]

Favorite Food Finds!

Use the code DEAL to get 80% off at Restaurant.com. $20 for $50 worth of Asian food at Bamboo 52. Spend $20 and get $40 at The Mussel Pot. Grab a $15 for $30 voucher to Giorgio’s Wine […]

Fiddlesticks Offers a Great Brunch Deal

If you are looking for a brunch deal that isn’t all you can drink because you want to be productive on a Sunday, consider Fiddlesticks in Greenwich Village.  Caryn and I decided to try it for brunch with a few of our girlfriends last weekend because it offered a fabulous deal.  For $10, we […]

Favorite Food Finds!

$65 gets you a three-course French dinner for two plus a bottle of wine at Chez Jacqueline. Get a Cuban meal for two with apps, entrees and mojitos for $29 at Mojito Cuban Cuisine. For $15, you can order online Gluten free cake balls (anyone else picturing that SNL skit?). $10 gets you […]

Try This Trick! Use Ebates This Holiday Season!

Are you shopping online this holiday season? If you are – especially today on Cyber Monday – make sure to use a site like Ebates.  With Ebates, you earn a percentage of what you spend online back as a check.  So for example, when you want to make a purchase at say a store like Ulta, you log on […]

Favorite Food Finds!

Lots of Cyber-Monday related deals today!

$10 for $20 to spend at Overstock.com, plus free shipping (and the code CYBER gets you $3 off). $25 gets you your choice of a wine tasting course at New York Vinters. $35 for a dinner for two including an appetizer, two entrees and two glasses of wine at […]

Coming Up! Free Spa Treatments at Nina’s!

On Monday, November 28th, while everyone is scrambling to get awesome Cyber Monday deals, you can opt to indulge on yourself a little, and at no cost! Nina’s European Day Spa is hosting its annual Shopping Recovery Party from 4-9 pm by giving away free spa services (see below for details). While you’re there, […]

Favorite Food Finds!

$15 gets you $30 worth of coffee at Coffee AM. $29 gets you four tapas and a pitcher of Sangria for two at Oliva. $25 gets you $50 to Orange Grill in BK. There are still American Apparel Groupons left – $25 for $50 or $50 for $100. $10 gets you $25 worth […]

Deal Alert! 75% Off Adult Long-Sleeve Shirts at Old Navy!

Since Saturday, Old Navy has had a number of incredible specials: 75% off on outerwear on Saturday, 75% off adult sweaters on Sunday, 35% off all online purchases yesterday, and today it’s 75% off all adult long-sleeve shirts (excludes graphic tees and clearance).  And tomorrow you can nab an extra 50% off all adult clearance items.

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Enjoyable Night at Lysistrata Jones

Last week, Caryn and I were invited to go see Lysistrata Jones, a new Broadway musical.  The musical is based on the story Lysistrata by Aristophanes.   For those not familiar with the musical, basically the story is a college men’s basketball team is on a losing streak, so the girlfriends of the players […]

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