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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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Why You Should Try The Pitch & Fork on the UES

A few weeks back, I was invited to check out The Pitch & Fork on the UES, on 1st Ave between 83rd and 84th. Here’s five reasons why you should check it out too:

1). The croquettes: We started the meal with the gruyere croquettes with a horseradish sauce. We thought these were delicious […]

Fabulous Freebie! Shakespeare in the Park!

One free thing to take advantage of in the summer is Shakespeare in the Park (that is, Central Park). Why? Tickets are free! I went last summer, and it was definitely something different to do. There are two shows playing this summer, and the first one is the Comedy Of Errors, running May 28 […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Ice Cream Sandwiches!

If you follow Coolhaus NY on Twitter, you might be in the know about this! Today, the ice cream sandwich truck Coolhaus NY and Bon Appetit magazine are teaming up to give out free ice cream sandwiches from 1-6pm. Follow their Twitter handles to find the truck – Coolhaus NY and Bon […]

Coupon Crazy! Buy One Get One at Jamba Juice!

Use this coupon, purchase a smoothie at Jamba Juice and you’ll get one free! Click here to print the coupon.

Deal Alert! 49 Cent Slurpees!

Now through Monday, May 27, enjoy 49 cent slurpees at participating 7-Eleven locations. Tax may apply.

Deal Alert! Two-for-one Drinks at Brick Lane Curry House!

Hey football (errr soccer) fans! This weekend, Manchester City will play Chelsea at Yankee Stadium at 5:30 on Saturday. To celebrate, Brick Lane Curry House on 93rd and 3rd will dole out two-for-one drinks and crave-worthy British-meets-Indian grub at the bar from 2:30 pm to close.

The two-for-one booze deal applies to everything from British draft beers like Boddington’s […]

Beet: A Grown-Up Spot on the UES

A few weeks back, I was invited to try Beet, a new American restaurant on the UES on 2nd between 84th and 85th.  As someone who used to live on the UES, this restaurant felt like a grown up restaurant in the neighborhood, different than one of the restaurants that has a huge bar […]

Make a Donation, Get a Free Dinner!

Check out Roti Mediterranean Grill down in FiDi tonight from 6-9pm. Located on 100 Maiden Lane, Roti is offering free dinner to customers who come in from 6-9pm and make a donation to City Harvest. Thanks to Grub Street for the tip and here’s the Facebook […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Key Lime Donut!

Visit Krispy Kreme with a friend today and check in on Foursquare. Why? BOTH of you get a free doughnut! Choose from a key lime cake doughnut or a key lime cheesecake doughnut. Yum!

Deal Alert! $4 Craft Beers at Idle Hands!

Two years ago I gave you three reasons why I love Idle Hands on Ave B between 2nd and 3rd. Here’s a few more!

Idle Hands is moving from craft beer bottles to craft beer cans. Therefore, through May 26, select bottled 12 oz craft beers will be just $4. Can’t make it? Swing by […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost