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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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Win Tickets to the Brightness of Heaven

Let’s start this week off with a contest to win two tickets to The Brightness of Heaven!

This show, which plays at the Cherry Lane Theater in the West Village, is about The Kilgannons  a typical Irish family in 1974 Buffalo. However, the world is changing fast, the generation gap is widening, and the […]

I Tried Beanitos Chips – and You Can Win a Case Too!

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but in the past few months, I’ve seen signs for Beanitos everywhere – from bus stops to phone booths – so I was so excited to get the chance to try them.

Beanitos are chips made from beans (black beans, pinto beans or white beans depending on the flavor), free of […]

Win Two Tickets to See The Bullpen

When I got an email asking if I wanted to give two tickets away to a lucky reader to see The Bullpen, my immediate thought was YES.

Why? The description of the show starts off with: Like Orange is the New Black? You’ll love this.

Writer/Performer Joe Assadourian was released from prison in October 2013, […]

Win Two Tickets to See Girl Talk, Moby and More at Escape Music Festival

The Escape Music Festival, a two day indie rock and electronic music event, will be held at Governor’s Island Beach Club next weekend, October 11 and 12 and we want to send one lucky reader and a friend to the festival.

The full lineup includes Girl Talk, Moby (DJ Set), Placebo, Yeasayer, Mayer Hawthorne, The Joy […]

Giveaway! Win Screenplays from Martin McDonagh, Writer of The Cripple of Inishmaan!

I had mentioned to you all before that Daniel Radcliffe was now on Broadway, starring in The Cripple of Inishmaan.  The show is running through July 20, so if you are a fan of Daniel’s, definitely get your tickets before then – and check out this backstage video.

We’re also giving away copies of two […]

Win Two Tickets to The Anthem!

Have you heard of The Anthem? It’s playing right now on Bleecker Street at Lafayette and is a rollicking sci-fi musical about arevolt of the young against an evil state lovingly inspired by the classic novella “Anthem.” Hunger Games meets Ayn Rand in a world where individuality is illegal. Prometheus abandons everything to confront […]

We Tried It: d’Vida Pre-Made Smoothies PLUS Giveaway!

d’Vida is a health bar in the city, located in the Credit Suisse building (24th and Madison) and World Wide Plaza (49th between 8th and 9th). They offer shakes, frozen yogurt, baked goods and more – but if you can’t get to one of their locations or want to make them at home, they […]

Giveaway! Win Tickets To Off-Broadway’s The Accidental Pervert!

If you missed last year’s contest for tickets to The Accidental Pervert, don’t worry – because we’re giving one lucky reader two tickets again!

This show is the true accounting of one boy’s odyssey to manhood via a childhood dominated by pornography, an addiction accumulated after the boy happens upon his father’s collection of XXX-Rated video […]

Giveaway! Family Play (1979 to Present)

CollaborationTown will present the world premiere of Family Play (1979 To Present), April 28 – May 16, opening May 1.  The show will be performed downtown at 154 Christopher Street and is about children of the 80’s who dig through three decades of their lives in a fast-paced, unsentimental memory play (children of the […]

Giveaway! Win Tickets to The Bridges of Madison County on Broadway!


The Bridges of Madison County is a new musical out on Broadway – and we want you to see it at a low price (perfect if you have family and friends coming in this spring!). Four-time Tony® nominee Kelli O’Hara stars with Steven Pasquale in the most romantic musical Broadway has seen […]

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