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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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Get the IDNYC Card and Get Free or Discounted Admission at Museums and More!

Are you getting the new IDNYC card? This new New York City identification card comes with lots of perks – like free entry to museums.

The card, which is originally intended to help homeless, undocumented immigrants, and the formerly incarcerated, gives folks the ability to open a bank account and get prescription-drug discounts. You […]

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 […]

Revisiting the Review: NYC Public Pools

It’s official! The pools are open here in NYC, but every time I suggest we go swimming in the neighborhood pool, I get an “ew. I don’t want to be swimming in a see of pee.”

Well, I tried it last year, I did not get sick and in fact, I survived and […]

Swim for Free in NYC

Yesterday, I spent the day at the pool.  As someone who has lived in New York for four years, I realize how weird it sounds to say that.

You can swim in more than 54 free pools in NYC.  The pools are open from 11am – 7pm, and are closed daily from 3-4 pm […]

Cheap Laughs (The Good Kind) at the Upright Citizens Brigade

In the mood for some laughs? Then check out the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, or more commonly referred to as UCB, in Chelsea. This famous comedy house is New York’s version of Chicago’s Second City. Started by four comics, including Amy Poehler, the UCB Theatre delivers over 25 unique shows a week and […]

Museums for Free!

During my second year in New York, I’ve been trying to take advantage of some of the cultural activities the city has to offer, but often museums and zoos can come at a bit of a price. I will say a few of the museums do a “pay what you wish” […]

It’s pronounced MO-MA…

One of the best things about our new apartment may be the fact that the previous resident never bothered to update her address on all of her magazine subscriptions.  So when New York Magazine’s “Live Well.  Spend Less” issue arrive, my roommates and I devoured the issue – and discovered that the Museum of […]

Socrates Sculpture Park – Will There Only Be Greek Statues?

Happened to be in Astoria the other day and looking to entertain guests in town before they headed back home when we stumbled across Socrates Sculpture Park down in Long Island City.  For someone who is not a big art fan, the thought of Socrates and sculpture instantly made me think I’d be spending […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost