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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 Mistango: An Agentinean Tango Mass at Carnegie Hall

One thing I love about living in New York is the culture. I’ve been fortunate to see a ton of Broadway shows, go to museums, take in the opera and yes, even go to Carnegie Hall. And we want you to go to Carnegie Hall too!

On Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2pm, Distinguished Concerts […]

I’m Still Stuffed from All the Meat at Texas de Brazil NYC

Last week, my fiance and I were invited to try Texas de Brazil in NYC. It’s a fairly new restaurant that opened earlier in 2014 in Midtown East on 60th and 3rd, where the old California Pizza Kitchen used to be.

I have tried churrascaria or Brazilian steakhouse before and it usually for me […]

Free Wafer Cookies and Gear

If you want a treat, swing by Union Square today from 1-7pm and look for the Loacker Wafer Cookie truck. They are handing out free treats and swag. Tomorrow, the truck is at Grand Central and on Saturday, Lincoln Center. Thank you to the Skint for the […]

Brunch Deal at Galway Pub

I stopped in my tracks when I saw an ad walking down 36th Street yesterday.

Galway Pub located on 36th between 5th and Madison has a great brunch deal on Saturday – for $20, enjoy unlimited mimosas or bloody marys plus a brunch entree. Deal runs from 11:30 am – 3:30 […]

Free Ice Cream from Tommy Bahama Truck

Tommy Bahama is celebrating National Relaxation Day with free ice cream. Check their Twitter handle all day to find locations, but ice cream will be handed out from 12-6pm. Thanks, Ludmila, for the tip!

Get Your Hands Dirty at Mermaid Inn’s Crab Boil

A few weeks back, I was craving seafood, so met my friend Jess at Mermaid Inn, on 88th and Amsterdam. We didn’t intend to go for the

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crab boil, but it just so happened this special was going on.  For $26, we were able to get a bucket of steamed Maryland […]

Deal Alert! 1954 Prices Tonight at Veselka!

Here’s a place that I guarantee will be crowded tonight from 6 – 6:54 pm – Veselka, located on 2nd Ave and 9th Street. According to Grub Street, you’ll enjoy prices from 1954 tonight, so that means 25 cent egg creams, $1.50 pierogies and more. Check out the menu below.

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Fabulous Freebie! Free Coffee in Astoria!

  This just in from our friends at We Heart Astoria! Caffino on Crescent and 30th   Ave is offering a free single origin drip coffee from 9am – 2pm on Thursday.

Ted’s Montana Grill Introduces Brunch

Last weekend, I was invited in to try brunch at Ted’s Montana Grill. It’s a fairly new offering, so I was excited that we would be one of the first to try it. Here are three reasons why you should give it a try too!

1). Location: I always struggle when I’m in midtown […]

This Weekend: Big Apple Barbecue

This weekend is the Big Apple BBQ.  From 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, head to Madison Square Park and you’ll see dozens of BBQ vendors from across the country.  Admission to the event is free, but if you want to eat ribs, brisket or pork, it’s just $9 a plate.  To further […]

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