Up to 75% off at Gilt City

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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Fabulous Freebie! Free Drinks, Food and More!

If you are near Union Square today around 17th and Park, check out the pop up pool, thanks to the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.  While you won’t be able to take a dip, you will enjoy a free mini-massage, free food from chef Alfred Portale, free coffee, free cocofrio, and more.  Big […]

Try This Trick! Use Ebates to Get Cash Back When Shopping online!

It always amazes me when someone shops online, and tells me they never heard of Ebates.  With Ebates, you earn a percentage of what you spend online back as a check or via paypal.  So for example, when you want to make a purchase at say a store like Ulta, you log on to Ebates first, […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Improv Show!

Tonight, July 27, Cherub Improv, a non-profit improv group, will be offering a free improv performance at 8pm tonight at Gotham City Improv, at 48 W. 21st between 5th and 6th Ave. The special event will be packed with improvised skits and songs all suggested by you, the audience.

Cherub Improv provides free improvised comedy performances and […]

Favorite Food Finds!

$64 gets you a three course prix-fixe meal for two with a bottle of wine at Scarpina Bar and Grill in Greenwich Village. Grab a three-course meal at David Burke at Bloomingdale’s for $79 – with a bottle of wine and port. Congrats to Lindsey, comment #34, winner of the Clybourne Park giveaway! […]

Deal Alert! $13.50 Brunch Special – With Unlimited Drinks!

My friend Tim is a big fan of the boozy brunch. Earlier this week, he shared his favorite brunch spot with me, and boy, was I surprised at how much of a steal this is!

Epstein’s on the Lower East Side (on Stanton between Allen and Orchard) offers a $13.50 brunch every Sunday.  This […]

Deal Alert! $6.95 Thai Lunch Special!

When I asked what you’d like to see more of on the blog, some of you said lunch specials.  Well if you work or live near 49th Street and 9th Ave, take advantage of this lunch special. V{iv} offers a $6.95 special where you can get an appetizer (like spring rolls and fried calamari) […]

Last Day to Save at Gilt City Plus Favorite Food Finds!

Last day to save 40% on your first purchase at Gilt City with the code SUMMER40. $32 gets you a Latin-meal for two at Café Nunez. Grab a three-course steakhouse meal for $49 in the East Village at Prime & Beyond. $49 gets you a wine tasting and dinner for two and a […]

Fabulous Freebie! $50 to Benjamin’s Steakhouse!

I get scared to write these posts because who knows how long this deal is valid for but here goes.

Last week, our reader Ludmilla told me that I could easily get $50 to Benjamin’s Steakhouse in Midtown, a restaurant my former roomie raves about.  All I had to do was like Benjamin’s on Facebook, […]

Reminder! 40% off at Gilt City!

Just a reminder that Gilt City is offering 40% off your first purchasewith the code SUMMER40 through Wednesday, July 25.  Here’s our post about Gilt City.

Favorite Food Finds!

$25 gets you two glasses of wine and two apps at Loi on the UWS. $32 gets you a Sicilian dinner for two plus wine at Cacio e Vino.

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost