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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! Discounted Tickets!

Now that summer is wrapping up and vacations and beach plans are coming to a close, how are you going to stay busy without breaking the bank?

The answer: Goldstar.

Goldstar.com offers discounted tickets to hundreds events around the cities.  I first tried Goldstar years back when I wanted to see the Bodies exhibit. […]

Revisiting the Review: Flip Night at Flight 151!

Since it is Tuesday, just wanted to remind you of my favorite deal in the city on Tuesday nights: Flip Night. Visit Flight 151 on 8th Ave between 17th and 18th Street, and starting at 7pm, you’ll flip a coin at the bar prior to ordering a drink. Call heads or tails, guess right, […]

A Taste of BBQ on the LES

Last night, my friends Al and Dave wanted to catch up, and what a better place to eat and chat with the boys then a BBQ spot.  Dave had heard about Georgia’s Eastside BBQ on the LES, and we decided to give it a shot.

The place was empty when we walked in and […]

Addicted to the Green Sauce at Tu Casa

Last week, my boyfriend and I were invited to try Tu Casa, a Spanish and Peruvian restaurant which has locations in Kew Gardens and in Astoria.  We decided to check out the Astoria spot, and despite living here for nearly two years, I had never noticed this place on Steinway and 30th Ave.

We […]

Restaurant Week Meal was Mucha Buena at Yerba Buena

I’ve been cutting back on Restaurant Week lately and have been choosing to do just one or two dinners to not go too overboard with my wallet. This week, my friend and I tried Yerba Buena in the East Village, a restaurant featuring Latin cuisine. Wish I could tell you how we ended up […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost