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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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Tickets on Sale to the Village Voice’s 5th Annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival

I will be 100% honest – I’ve never attended this event, but every time I see the email come around that tickets are now on sale, I’ve always wanted to go but we’ve always had a fall wedding!

If you can make it, you may want to check out  The Village Voice’s fifth annual “Brooklyn Pour” craft beer festival on Saturday, September 26th. Held from 3-6pm (or beginning at 2pm if you purchase early entry tickets), you’ll be able enjoy pours from more than 28 breweries, including ACE Cider, Anchor Brewing Company, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Coney Island Brewing Co., Empire Brewing Company, Krombacher Brewery, Queens Brewery, Speakeasey Ales and Lager, Weihenstephan, and many more to come.

The event will be held at the Brooklyn Expo Center at 72 Noble St in Greenpoint.

Ticket prices are as follows – now as I said earlier, I’ve never been to this event, but I have been to several Village Voice events in the past. They do get crowded, so if you can swing early entry, I say do it – this way you can be sure you’ll get to try all the samples as sometimes (at least the food events) they do run out. The earlier you enter, the more it costs.

Ticket prices are:

2:00PM entry start- $85 – VIP Doors Open
2:30PM – $65 – Early Entry Doors Open
3:00PM – $55 – General Admission Doors Open

You can buy tickets here!

Get $10 Amazon Credit with the Purchase of $50 in Amazon Gift Cards

Amazon has a cool offer right now on gift cards – if you purchase at least  $50 in Amazon Gift Cards, you’ll get a $10 Amazon credit. While you could gift the $50 Amazon GiftCard, I see this as a great way to buy $50 for yourself and enjoy the free $10 credit.

Here’s the fine print:  Surprise someone with an Amazon.com Gift Card, and get a $10 promotional code to spend on yourself. Just purchase at least $50 in Amazon.com Gift Cards in a single order by August 31, 2015, and we’ll email you a $10 promotional code to spend at Amazon.com. Enter “0815GCARDS” at checkout to qualify. A perfect present for any occasion, Amazon.com Gift Cards can be sent via email, printed at home, or sent through the mail (with Free One-Day Shipping). Amazon.com Gift Cards are redeemable storewide for millions of items and never expire.

Shout out to my friend Lisa for alerting me to this deal! Click here to be directed to the deal. 

I’m Back! Plus Happy Hour Deals at Dempsey’s!

So if you have been checking this blog for updates and realized there haven’t been any…I’m sorry! I got married a few weeks back and then went on my honeymoon, hence the lack of posts. Normally when I go away, I post a bunch in advance, but between wedding planning and finishing work, there just wasn’t enough hours in the day.

But I’m back!

Anyways, while I was out, I was reminded of some great deals at Dempsey’s on 2nd Ave and E 4th Street. Every Monday, they have a $10 burger and beer special. I know, I shared this with you guys last year but it was a great reminder – especially since the beer is a craft beer.

But if you can’t make it Monday, or can make it earlier on Monday, check out their happy hour. Every day from 4-7pm, you can enjoy half-priced apps, including mozzarella sticks, nachos, chicken fingers, quesadillas, fish tacos, sliders and wings. And of course, $5 craft beers, mixed drinks and wines.

Food Truck Alert! Free Chocolate Vanilla Walnut Grahamwich

California Walnuts is teaming up with Chef Devin Alexander (New York Times bestselling author and chef from “The Biggest Loser”) to inspire home cooks to start image005experimenting with walnuts in the kitchen this summer and will bringing their food truck to NYC.

Stop by the truck to have a chance to participate in a walnut cracking contest and try to shell the most walnuts in 30 seconds, and Chef Devin will be handing out samples of her summer dessert, the Chocolate Vanilla Walnut Grahamwich – made with low-fat Greek frozen vanilla yogurt, walnuts and chocolate graham crackers.

The truck will be at the following locations:

–          Union Square Green Market on Saturday, August 1 from 11:00am – 6:00pm

–          HBO Bryant Park on Monday, August 3 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Plan Ahead: $1 Mac and Cheese at S’MAC Tomorrow

S’MAC is having a great promotion for its 9th birthday. On Tuesday, July 21st come and enjoy an All American Nosh (regular, gluten-free or vegan) for $1.  This promotion is smacavailable all day at the Murray Hill (33rd between Lex and 3rd) and East Village  (12th between 1st and 2nd) locations until supplies run out.

Note limit one person, takeout or dine-in only (not delivery).

Free Iced Coffee with Purchase at Financier Patisserie

If you find yourself near one of Financier Patisserie’s eight locations on a Sunday in the summer, consider stopping in. Buy one of the featured items on Sunday (see list below) and you’ll get a free medium cold brew coffee. Thanks to Ludmila for the tip!

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Free Burgers Today!

To celebrate the new season of A&E’s Wahlburgers, you can snag a free burger today, July 15. The “Wahlburgers on Wheels” truck will offer free burgers with signature sauce, dill pickles, cheese, lettuce, tomato and onions.

Supplies are limited, so get there early. Here’s where the truck will be today!

  • 11 am – 12:30 p.m.: 49th St. and 6th Ave.
  • 1 – 2 p.m.: 1697 Broadway, btwn. 53rd and 54th streets
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: 120 W. 45th St., btwn. 6th and 7th avenues
  • 4 – 6 p.m.: Grand St. btwn. Varick and 6th Avenue

My New Obsession? ThredUp – Plus ThredUp Promo Code

By now you know when I like something (e.g. Munchery), I cannot stop talking about it. Which is why I wanted to share my ThredUp review with you and of course, a ThredUp promo code.

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My clothes came packaged very neatly!

I found ThredUp through my friend Yael. Truth be told – I had a bunch of clothes from my skinnier days laying around the apartment, and a lot of clothes with tags on them that I had immediately regretted as soon as I got home but was too lazy to return – or realized I wanted to return them six months later. Previously, I used to sell my clothes on eBay, but it was a lot of work and I hated having to deal with the shipping aspect of it. With ThredUp, I could easily sell my clothes that were lying around the house and do minimal work.

To sell my clothes, all I had to was order a cleanout bag from ThredUp for free.  Normally to request a cleanout bag, it is $4.95 but right now, the bag fee is waived. In just a matter of days, a bag arrived at my house. I filled the bag with clothes and then dropped it off at the post office as shipping was automatically paid for. In a few weeks, I will get an email with how much money my clothes are worth, and I can decide if I want to be reimbursed with ThredUp credit or cash via PayPal. In order to make money, note that the clothes need to be on trend, should be in good condition (no stains, holes) and be a top brand (Loft, Gap all count). Currently, ThredUp does not accept men’s clothes.  If you are thinking of selling your clothes, here’s an earnings estimator of what you can make.  It’s not like you are making $20 an item, but it’s enough to inspire you to clean out your closet. Here are details on the payouts.

I shipped my items on the 30th of June, and was alerted that my items arrived to ThredUp. I was informed I’d be told how much I’m getting paid on the 23rd, and it takes two weeks to get the money processed. So this isn’t a quick way to make money, but hey, it’s better than having to do eBay sales. Plus, you can feel good that anything they don’t accept goes to charity.

Now what about the shopping part? Well I experienced that too. I bought a few dresses recently on ThredUp – I bought them on a Sunday night and they arrived by Thursday. I ordered dresses from brands like Gap, Banana Republic and Loft. What I liked about ThredUp is you can not only sort by brand, but also the type of clothing, size, etc. and do it either online or on their mobile app. Furthermore, you know the clothing has been inspected by an outside party, which I love because there are comments on the condition – so if needs to be washed or any fraying. If you spend more than $70, shipping is free.

My clothing was all packaged neatly in a box and it was fun trying some items on. I also found a sick deal on RetailMeNot to get 40% off my first purchase with the code 40NP, so I loved that I was able to get an $80 dress from the Loft – WITH TAGS – for $14. I also bought a Gap dress that was gently warn for $8. Unfortunately like any time you online shop, some items didn’t fit – were too big, too small or too short – but return shipping is free as long as you take store credit.  If you don’t, you’ll lose $8.99 in shipping. To return is pretty easy – just print a shipping label online.

If you believe that another gal’s closet is another gal’s treasure, ThredUp is for you. I am constantly scouring the site looking for my favorite brands- and beyond clothes, they have shoes and purses too. Heck, they even have maternity and kids clothes which I totally will be hitting up in a few years! If you want to add some new things to your wardrobe, I definitely recommend checking it out.

In the meantime, I do have a ThredUp promo code to share with you. If you use my ThredUp referral link, you’ll get $10 for joining up – plus I’ll get $10 too. Complete full disclosure. In the meantime, you’ll find me rocking my two new dresses, being super stoked that I got a Gap and a Loft dress for $22.

PS – If you shop ThredUp using eBates, you’ll even get 2.5% cashback!


Free Outdoor Movie Guide

We love our friends at The Skint. And we love them even more that they’ve created this amazing free outdoor movie guide. If you’ve been wanting to check out a movie outdoors, make sure to review the guide here.


Free Treats from the Good Humor Truck

Are you following Good Humor on Twitter? Here’s why you should – they are tweeting all week the location of where they are giving out free frozen treats! Here’s the schedule!


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