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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 […]

Reminder: Free Netflix Trial

If you find yourself off today because of the hurricane, just a friendly reminder that you can get a free one-month trial of Netflix. I have been a Netflix subscriber for years, and they have a ton of great movies and tv shows – lately, I’ve been really into Damages and Scandal.  I have the streaming […]

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 […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Hot Chocolate at ‘Wichcraft!

This just in from Midtown Lunch: today, ‘wichcraft in Bryant Park will be offering  free 4oz samples of hot chocolate from 2-4pm today, Thursday.  This is in honor of the fact that ‘wichcraft is now serving hot chocolate at its Bryant Park kiosk instead of ice cream (boo, winter).  Favors of hot chocolate include: classic, […]

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 […]

Giveaway! Halloween Bar Crawl Tickets!

Looking for some plans on Saturday? How about a Halloween Bar Crawl? From 1-9pm on Saturday, enjoy a bar crawl in Midtown East with $2 domestic draft pints, $4 mixed drinks and shot and food specials.  Participating bars include Traffic, TG Whitneys, Opal and more.  Tickets are available online for $8 and will increase […]

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 […]

Favorite Food Finds!

$59 gets you an Italian meal for two at Firenze on the UES – includes champagne. $29 gets you a tapas lunch or brunch for two at Tia Pol. $59 gets you a three course Greek dinner with wine at Ethos Gallery 51 in Midtown. $34 gets you an Italian dinner with wine […]

Deal Alert! Ladies Night at Grotta Azzura!

Ladies, grab your girlfriends and listen where you are going out to tonight: Grotta Azzura in Little Italy on Mulberry and Broome. Why? Every lady enjoys half-priced drinks and two free appetizers – like fried calamari and margherita pizza.  Special runs from 5pm – 9pm on Thursday, and as always, call ahead to make […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost