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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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Deal Alert! Free Starbucks Beverage with Purchase!

Visit Starbucks between now and June 3, and if you buy a pack of Starbucks VIA Iced Coffee (the instant coffee), you’ll receive a free tall drink.  Perfect if you are a Starbucks lover!

Favorite Food Finds!

Use the code GRADS to get $25 restaurant.com gift certificates for $4. $29 gets you two entrees and four drinks at Grilled Fish in Midtown. $15 gets you $30 to Singapura in Flatiron. $39 gets you a Mediterranean dinner and wine for two at Vareli on the UWS. Ladies – get foldable flats […]

A Taste of Spain in Astoria

My boyfriend and I had been discussing our study abroad semesters for so long that we decided we would show our photos to each other, and then visit the cuisine of that country (me Italian, him Spanish).

Last night we headed over to La Rioja on Broadway and 34th Street in Astoria. I pass […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Yoga in Bryant Park!

Now that summer is here, I feel like more than ever there are tons of free events.  Check out this one, for instance. In Bryant Park, there are free yoga classes every Tuesday from 10am – 11am and Thursday from 6pm – 7pm. Grab your friends and make plans to get fit for free […]

Favorite Food Finds!

 $49 gets you a two hour wine tasting course and a $20 gift card to Brasserie Julien. $35 gets you a tapas dinner for two – with sangria – at La Cerveceria. $59 gets you a steak house dinner for two at Statler Grill. $25 gets you two burgers and a  half-gallon growler […]

Things to Do: Weekend Roundup

If you are staying in the city this weekend (I’ll be at the Jersey Shore!), consider taking advantage of some of these deals by revisiting some of our favorite blog posts:

Score a manicure for $7 or mani/pedi for $20 Free this afternoon? Visit the MoMA for free Want that BBQ fix? Head to […]

Coupon Crazy! Free Entree with Purchase of a Wedge Club Burger!

The other day we asked what other content we could offer the readers of 89th and Broke, and I have to say, several folks said more Brooklyn stuff.  Well if you live or work near Fort Greene, consider this post for you!

Smashburger on Dekalb between Hudson and Rockwell is offering a promotion via […]

Favorite Food Finds!

Enjoy a three course meal for two at Hudson Eatery for $29. Snag a creole dinner for two for $35 at Creole Restaurant on the UES. Get four tapas and a half-pitcher of sangria for $25 at Sangria Tapas Bar & Restaurant in Jamaica. $15 gets you $30 to Lotus Thai Restaurant in […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Slurpee!

Swing by 7-Eleven today between 11am – 7pm and get a free slurpee (the size is 7.11 ounces). Usually the free slurpee day happens on July 11 (7-11) but this promotion celebrates the launch of Slurpee Liteâ„¢ Fanta Sugar-free Mango which has 50% fewer calories.  As always, it’s only at participating locations, so call ahead […]

Deal Alert! Free Pizza with Drink Purchase!


Courtesy of Yelp

Back in March, we told you about Pizza Roma, located in the West Village, and how the restaurant offers a free slice of pizza at the bar from 5-7pm daily with a drink purchase – note that certain beers run around $5. Pizza Roma is now changing this offer up […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost