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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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In Love with Love Letters

I am not a play person by any means and I’m the first to admit that if offered a musical or a play, I’ll take the musical every single time. And then I got invited to Love Letters with my fiance.

The premise was simple – Carol Burnett on stage next to Brian Dennehy […]

Tweet for Treats in Columbus Circle Today

People Magazine has a promotion going on in Columbus Circle today. You can snag free Fruitwater, and this morning, free cupcakes were reportedly being handed out.  Best of all, you can tweet at their vending machines,  you pick one item and get a free moisturizer too, according to reader Ludmila. The vending machine also has Smashbox […]

Two-for-One Off Broadway Tickets, Plus Almost Home Review

Now through October 12, it is off-broadway week where you can get two-for-one tickets. There are some great deals and it’s the perfect time to see Avenue Q (one of my favorites listed) if you haven’t already!

Almost Home, a play I was invited to see recently, isn’t part of the promotion – but […]

See an Off-Broadway Show for $20

Head up to Broadway this month. You can see an off-Broadway show for $20 now through September 28. How does it work? Arrive at the theater 20 minutes before show time at these select shows, and you’ll have the option to purchase tickets for $20. I’ve tried this promotion before and in definitely works, but keep […]

Free Tickets from Goldstar

Free tickets, anyone? Hop aboard the Comp Train, Goldstar’s popular two-day promotion that features complimentary tickets to tons of fun events throughout the country. For just 48 hours, Goldstar will be offering literally thousands of free tickets to live theater, concerts, dance, comedy and more. And since all you pay is a tiny service fee (the […]

After 26 Years, Phantom of the Opera Is Still a Classic

Last week, my fiance and I were invited to see Phantom of the Opera.  I had seen the show on Broadway once before, watched the movie, and grew up listening to the music as my parents are big musical fans. It still was a thrill to see the show – the music was great […]

It’s Hot Out and the Public Pools are Open

It’s freaking hot out today. By 9:30 am, I was nearly sweating through my dress. The one cure on a day like today is the pool!

Not sure you want to give the public pool a try? Here’s my experience from a few years back at the pool in Astoria. The pools are […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Museum Admission!

Tonight, there is free museum admission at several museums and historic sites in Lower Manhattan as part of the River to River Festival. Admission is free from 4-8 pm at the following locations:

African Burial Ground National Monument The Anne Frank Center USA Federal Hall National Memorial Fraunces Tavern Museum Museum of American Finance […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Fitness Classes at South Street Seaport!

If you live or work downtown, take advantage of these free morning fitness classes from 7-8am. Starting today through August 29th, the Crunch Gym on John Street will be holding FREE fitness classes on the Front/Row lawn at South Street Seaport (corner of Front and Fulton Streets).

The schedule is as follows:

Mondays: Yoga, Sunrise Salutations Tuesdays: Breakfast […]

Deal Alert! $5 Fitness Classes!

Outdoor Rise is NYC’s annual adventure festival featuring one-of-a-kind outdoor experiences, running from June 21 – 27. From rock climbing to yoga in Central Park to paddleboarding on the Hudson River to hiking in Staten Island, Outdoor Rise brings the spirit of adventure to the heart of the city — and pays it forward, […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost