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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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It’s Official – NYC Pools are Open!

It’s official! The pools are open here in NYC, but every time I suggest we go swimming in the neighborhood pool, I get an “ew. I don’t want to be swimming in a see of pee.” Even my boyfriend will take one look at me and say “You’re kidding, right?”

Well, I’ve gone […]

Fabulous Freebie! More Free Ice Cream!

Come and enjoy a delicious ice cream bar with former New York Mets relief pitcher, John Franco, at the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck today at Bryant Park. As the first stop of Good Humor’s “Share the Love” campaign this summer, John will hand out free classic and new Good Humor ice cream bars to hundreds of New Yorkers. You will also receive the opportunity […]

Groupon Deals to Take Advantage of Today

I haven’t written about a Groupon deal in awhile, but when I saw these hit my inbox, thought they might be worth sharingwith you.

$6 for a movie ticket from Fandango, valid up to $12 $5 for $10 at Target (mobile deal) $169.99 for a Kindle Fire HD (normally […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Sweet Treats!

Here’s where you can snag some free cold treats on this hot summer day! Note most of these deals are only valid today and we advise following the food trucks on Twitter to confirm the location.

Courtesy of New York Street Food

There will be FREE ice cream sandwiches from @CoolhausNY to promote Steve […]

Deal Alert! $1 Mac and Cheese at S’MAC!

In honor of S’MAC’s 7th Birthday, you can snag the All-American mac and cheese (think regular mac and cheese) for $1 today! You’ll be able to get the nosh size for this price – trust me, it’s enough for lunch. Participating locations are 33rd between Lex and 3rd, and 12th between 1st and 2nd.

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Try This Trick! Trade in Your iPhone 4 for a FREE iPhone 5 at Best Buy!

Reader Caroline alerted us to this promotion going on right now at Best Buy. Trade in your iPhone 4 or 4s to get a “free” iPhone 5 at Best Buy. This deal is available for Verizon, AT&T and Sprint customers – but note your contract must be up.

If you trade in an older […]

Giveaway! Win Tickets to Forever Tango on Broadway!

We have a new Broadway giveaway just for you!

Luis Bravo’s internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon Forever Tango, will return to the Walter Kerr Theatre, its original Broadway home, for ten weeks only with performances beginning Tuesday, July 9, 2013 through Sunday, September 15, 2013. Five-time Grammy Award-winner Gilberto Santa Rosa will appear as the first […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Beers, Coffee, Food and more!

Thrillist created this itinerary for the ultimate fun first day of summer.  But the best part is – they are picking up the tab at a few of these spots!

Those include:

Your morning wake up at La Colombe where we’re giving away 200+ cups of Joe.** Randolph Beer for a $10 breakfast sammie and a brew.* Free dim […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Coolhaus Sandwiches!

Yup, Coolhaus at my office a month ago.

Follow the Coolhaus truck on Twitter now through June 23. Why? You’ll find out where the truck is giving out free killer combo ice cream sandwiches, in honor of Dexter. Yesterday’s combo? Snickerdoodle and Double Chocolate cookies with  Tahitian Van Bean and “Bloody” Cherry swirl […]

Deal Alert! Coffee for 26 Cents!

If you find yourself near Penn Station today on 33rd and 7th, look for a red truck called the “At-Cost Cafe.” Sponsored by Vanguard, you’ll be able to snag a cup of coffee for 26 cents. Deal ends at 3pm today. Thanks Ludmila for the […]

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