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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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Like Pizza? Try Scott’s Pizza Tours

A few weeks back, my friends and I headed on Scott’s Pizza Tours for my friend’s birthday. Pizza is one of her favorite foods, so it was the perfect way to celebrate. For $40, you get driven around on a school bus, and stop at 4 different pizza spots for a slice. Here’s why […]

5 Reasons to Check Out Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana

Last week, my fabulous friend Bradley at Amuse*Bouche invited me to a blogger tasting with some Astoria folks at this new pizza spot off of Ditmars and 36th Street,

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Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana. After trying six types of pizza, a fried calzone and much more, here are five reasons why you […]

Obsessed with Antika in Astoria

After I saw Antika Pizzeriapop up in Astoria, I was looking forward to my first visit. We checked it out last Thursday, and I could not have

Photo courtesy of Amuse*Bouche

been happier with my visit.

Our group of five was sat a circle table (my favorite for when you are out with […]

Five Reasons Why Pazza Notte is My Girlfriend Go-To

Whether it’s getting together to celebrate an engagement, or just catching up with a girlfriend, Pazza Notte on 56th and 6th is my new girlfriend hangout. Here’s why (and thanks to my gal pal Wix for introducing me to this place!):

1). Two for one martinis- grab two drinks for the price of one […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Concert & Pizza From Two Boots!

Hi guys – it’s been a while! I’m back to tell you about a great even happening this Thursday, August 23rd with Two Boots pizza!

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, they’re putting on a FREE concert at the East River Park Amphitheater featuring Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Mamarazzi,  Odetta Hartman, Himalayas, and the Whiskeyhickon Boys, as […]

Deal Alert! Free Pizza with Drink Purchase!

Pizza Roma, located in the West Village, is launching a new weekday deal called pizzApertivo. From 5 pm to 8 pm at the bar area, you can

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enjoy a complimentary slice of the restaurant’s artfully-prepared pizza with every glass of beer or wine purchased. Beers, like a Birra Moretti, is only […]

My Saving Grace: Luigi’s Pizzeria

Monday was my version of Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, starting with losing my apartment keys and running to the hardware store to make copies of my super’s keys making me more than 30 minutes late to class, and ending with a mouse making itself comfortable in my kitchen, with a […]

Deal Alert! Free Pizza in Williamsburg!

We heard from the folks at Nifty NYC and NYC Daily Deals that Carmine’s II in Brooklyn is offering free samples of pizza tonight from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.  They will be also collecting donations for St. Jude’s.  Carmine’s II is located at 436 Union Ave, off of Metropolitan – just jump on the L!  […]

Delicious Pizza at 900 Degrees

The other day, I had the pleasure of joining Jason from I Dream of Pizza for his monthly pizza club.  Pizza Club is basically a group of Jason’s friends who get together at a pizza joint for some ‘za.

We headed to the West Village to try out 900 Degrees – and if you are […]

Man Vs. Food: Spumoni Gardens

After watching Man Vs. Food’s Brooklyn episode over a year and a half ago, I’ve been wanting to check out L&B Spumoni Gardens.  Since this restaurant is located in Gravesend (aka the last stop on the N before Coney Island), I knew chances of me visiting this spot were pretty slim.  When a friend […]

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