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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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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, […]

A Great Italian Sunday Dinner in Forest Hills

Sometimes readers say that I write about the same neighborhoods repeatedly.  Well folks, I’ve made it out to Forest Hills.

Earlier this month, my boyfriend and I were invited to try La Vigna, an Italian restaurant out in Forest Hills.  Since we live in Queens in Astoria, it was about a 15-minute subway ride, […]

You CAN Play Mini-Golf in NYC

I’ve been dying to play mini-golf for a while. So when I found myself in the city on Sunday with no plans I suggested to my boyfriend that a mini-golf date was in order.

Since we live in Queens, we decided to check out the mini-golf course in Flushing Meadows. It was right next to Citi Field […]

Try This Trick! Best Parking Gives the Best Rates!

I do not have a car in NYC, but from my boyfriend who occasionally drives his friend’s car, to my parents who come in once every few months, I’ve had to hear about the difficulties of parking in NYC.  If you struggle with knowing where you can park on the street or where you […]

Revisiting the Review: NYC Public Pools

It’s official! The pools are open here in NYC, but every time I suggest we go swimming in the neighborhood pool, I get an “ew. I don’t want to be swimming in a see of pee.”

Well, I tried it last year, I did not get sick and in fact, I survived and […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost