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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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We Tried It: Pret A Manger’s Power Lunch

A few weeks ago, I was invited to try a new lunch at Pret A Manger. Normally I bring my lunch and eat at my desk, but since the folks at Pret were kind enough to send me a gift card, I headed over to the 33rd and Park location to give one of their […]

Giveaway! Win Tickets to A High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass at Carnegie Hall!

A few months ago, I went to a concert at Carnegie Hall (yes, an acapella concert because folks from Pitch Perfect were there). I hadn’t been there in years and the venue was so amazing. Felt very quintessential New York.

If you’d like to go to Carnegie Hall, we’ve got the offer for you. […]

New Lunch Spot: EXKi on 28th and Madison

I’ve worked over on 30th and Park for a few years (and previously 32nd and Park), so was very excited when I saw a new spot pop up in the neighborhood – EXKi on 28th and Madison. It took me awhile though to make it in- my fiance and I have been really trying to […]

How to Survive a Food Event

Today marks my favorite food event of the year – Choice Eats (and tickets are still available!)! With more than 68 restaurants offering samples tonight from 7-10pm at Metropolitan Pavilion (General admission hours), it’s easy to get stuffed – so we’re here to tell you how to survive a food event.

Pair off: […]

Now Open: Oxido, a Modern Mexican Restaurant

Today, Oxido, a modern Mexican restaurant opens on 23rd Street between 5th and 6th. I stopped by their media preview last night and was pleasantly surprised. The food was flavorful, the sauces were to die for and I tried so many good things I don’t know what I want to eat next time I’m […]

Poncho Delivers Personalized Weather Forecast via Text

I recently was introduced to Poncho, which offers the weather forecast via text. What I like about it is that it is personalized – you tell Poncho what time you wake up daily so you get the alerts before you head out of your house. You can also indicate if you want hair forecasts (will […]

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 […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost