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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! Free Kindle and Nook Books!

A few days ago, a friend was talking about her Kindle and how she was looking for more books for it, when I taught her a trick – the library. If you have a library card anywhere in the country, chances are you have access to Overdrive, an online library where you can download […]

Try This Trick! I’m Loving LevelUp!

A few months ago, I told you about LevelUp  – and I’m loving it.  LevelUp is an iPhone/Android app, where you sync your debit/credit card to the app and you receive a unique QSR code. When at a participating merchant, you can pay simply by scanning your phone.  There are incentive to scan while using your phone […]

Five Reasons Why Pazza Notte is My Girlfriend Go-To

Whether it’s getting together to celebrate an engagement, or just catching up with a girlfriend, Pazza Notte on 56th and 6th is my new girlfriend hangout. Here’s why (and thanks to my gal pal Wix for introducing me to this place!):

1). Two for one martinis- grab two drinks for the price of one […]

Try This Trick! Save Big with AmazonLocal!

Looking for a new daily deal site? Try AmazonLocal. With AmazonLocal, you get a daily email with offers in your area and you can save up to 75% on deals at restaurants, spas and more. While I haven’t redeemed the deal yet, I’ve subscribed to the Queens edition for awhile, and recently purchased a […]

Amazing Dinner at La Sirene – and It’s BYOB!

Last night was one of those nights that you wake up the next morning and say, “Wow, I had a really great dinner last night.”

To celebrate my friends’ engagement (yay Amy and Eddie!) we headed to La Sirene on Broome and Varick simply because it was BYOB with no corkage fee.  What we […]

A Taste of South Africa in Brooklyn

I would have never thought of visiting a South African restaurant, but when my friend Steve decided we were heading to Brooklyn so he could relive some of his favorite cuisine from an abroad trip, I figured why not?

Madiba is located in Fort Greene and to be honest, I was a little nervous […]

Got a New Phone? Here’s What You Should Do

If you purchased the brand new iPhone 5, or decided to get the Samsung Galaxy S3, you might want to think about trying a trick I told you about last year.

For those of you getting a new phone, don’t forget about Gazelle (here’s the review).  With this website, you indicate the type of electronics […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost