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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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Coming Up! $20 Theater Tickets with 20at20!

It’s back! 20at20 is here from September 4 through the 23rd.  How does it work? Arrive at the theater 20 minutes before showtime at these participating theaters, and you’ll get $20 tickets to an off-Broadway show.  We tried this promotion a few years back (and we’ve detailed the worst audience member we’ve ever encountered in this review) and yes, it truly […]

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. […]

Favorite Food Finds!

Grab a three-course prix fixe meal for two plus a pitcher of sangria or margaritas for $45 at Patron Mexican Grill in Midtown West. Grab a gourmet-sandwich meal for two at Dante’s in Fidi for $12. $29 gets you brunch and cocktails for two at Petaluma on the UES. Enjoy a four-course seafood […]

Deal Alert! All You Can Eat Oysters and Stella for $15!

Last night I was at the Astor Room in Astoria and confirmed what I had seen on Yelp.  Tonight, Wednesday, you’ll be able to enjoy all you can eat oysters and all you can drink Stella for $15.  Apparently, this is the last time this deal will happen.  The following Wednesdays in September, you’ll […]

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, […]

Deal Alert! Free Fries with Drink Purchase!

If you are looking for beers after work, swing by Burp Castle on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 – 6:30 pm. Why? Well, Burp Castle offers free pommes frites from Pommes Frites down the street. Typically, the fries show up sometime during this time, and are available until they are gone.  Burp Castle […]

Favorite Food Finds!

$35 gets you dinner for two with two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts at Rino Trattoria in Midtown West. $34 gets you an Italian dinner with wine for two at Radicchio Pasta & Risotto Co. $25 gets you a three-course Indian meal for two at Tiffin and Thali in the W. Village. […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Food at Heirloom Vegan Eatery!

Near Williamsburg? Swing by Heirloom Vegan Eatery tonight from 6:30 – 9pm for free pulled pork sliders, gyros, souvalkis, and cap’n’crunch fried chicken sandwiches.  To get your freebies,  head to 110 Broadway in South Williamsburg. Thanks to our friends at Living Free NYC for this […]

Try This Trick! Discounted Crepes!

Like crepes? Here’s a tip.  Vive La Crepe, with locations in Union Square, Spring Street, UWS, and Bleecker, has an iPhone and Android app.  If you download the app, you can get free crepes! All you have to do is search for vive la crepe in the app store, sign up with your email, […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Concert & Pizza From Two Boots!

Hi guys – it’s been a while! I’m back to tell you about a great even happening this Thursday, August 23rd with Two Boots pizza!

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, they’re putting on a FREE concert at the East River Park Amphitheater featuring Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Mamarazzi,  Odetta Hartman, Himalayas, and the Whiskeyhickon Boys, as […]

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