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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! Buy One Get One Free Cupcakes!

Mark your calendar and wear Mets or Yankee gear on Monday. Why? To celebrate the opening day of baseball season on Monday, April 1, Sprinkles will offer a buy one get one free cupcake deal to customers wearing Mets or Yankees apparel. Sprinkles is located on Lexington Ave between 60th and 61st Street.Also, remember to follow them […]

Deal Alert! $1 PBRs!

What’s better than $2.50 beers? $1 beers! A few weeks ago, my friends at NYC Daily Deals shared this great offer. Every Thursday, from 9pm – 2am, you can enjoy $1 PBR cans at The Irish Exit. The Irish Exit is located on 2nd Ave and 51st […]

Trying Italian in Financial District at Fino Wall Street

Last week, I was invited in to try Fino Wall Street. I’m not even going to tell you where it’s located, because I got incredibly lost trying to get there – I will say, just google Haru Financial District, and Fino Wall Street is located right downstairs.

Since the restaurant is located downtown, it […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Thai Samples at E-San Thai!

Remember yesterday when I told you about E-San Thai? Swing by E-San Thai today, March 26 from 3-5 pm in Murray Hill on 2nd Ave between 34th and 35th Street for a free sample of the following treats:

Whole sea bass Volcanic shrimp Green mango salad Chicken curry puff Steamed chicken dumpling Thai fish […]

A Taste of Thai in Murray Hill

A few weeks back I was invited to E-San Thai to try some of their dishes. After going to check out the new Disney movie Oz in Kips Bay with the BF (for free, thanks to How About We), we decided to swing by this spot for dinner.

The restaurant was empty at 9:30 […]

Deal Alert! $5 for $10 to Starbucks!

Log on to Groupon right now and grab this deal – $5 for $10 to Starbucks. You’ll be able to get an e-gift card that you must use by end of September (that’s easy).

Giveaway! Win Tickets to F#%KING UP EVERYTHING!


One musical I’m looking forward to seeing this spring is F#%KING UP EVERYTHING. This new show is a rock musical comedy with bongs, thongs and indie rock songs. It’s an old-fashioned boy-meets-girl love story. When these Brooklyn hipsters aren’t true to who they are, they ruin everything. Especially children’s puppeteer Christian Schwartzelberg […]

Deal Alert! Free Custard & Baklava with Purchase!

If you want to head out for dinner tonight, consider swinging by Khyber Pass, an Afghan restaurant on St. Marks between Cooper Sq and Astor Place. In honor of Afghani New Year, the restaurant will provide customers with complimentary custard and baklava.

Fabulous Freebie! Free Rita’s Italian Ice!

Today marks the first day of spring – and therefore, it’s free Italian ice day at Rita’s Ice. Swing by Rita’s here in the city on Broadway and 93rd Street to enjoy a complimentary ice in the flavor of your choice.

Coming Up! Macaron Day!

Tomorrow, March 20, is Macaron Day. Simply show up to any of the bakeries below, say you are there for Macaron Day, and you’ll receive a free macaron.

Participants include:

Bisous Ciao Macarons (Stanton & Ludlow or Bleecker & Carmine) Bosie Tea Parlor  (Morton & Bleecker) Bouchon Bakery (Rockefeller or Columbus Circle) Butterfield Market (Lexington & […]

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