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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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Can I have my free appetizers? Thanks.

Headed over to TG Whitney’s for my co-worker Lauren’s birthday this evening.  We decided on TG Whitney’s after Caryn shared the following from CitySearch’s Web site –

Recession Special Tues & Wed- Complimentary Chicken Tenders, Wings & Potato Skins on the Hour!

Clearly, I had to check this out so when Lauren asked where […]

Guess I’ll Keep Fishing for a Good Seafood Restaurant

Headed over to Atlantic Grill for the annual “Restaurant Week Meal with the Girls”.  In our past few restaurant weeks together, Dory, Alex and I have been to Zoe and Spice Market, neither which were particularly good (another time we had to cancel our reservations at Indochine because Dory had to interview the Jonas […]

Battle of the Astoria Delis – Othello’s

After I learned that Sal, Kris & Charlie’s Deli in Astoria closed early, I decided to come prepared the next time I headed to Astoria.  As a back up, I found Othello’s on Yelp, another highly rated deli, which was open much later hours.  Although my visit to SKC was successful the second time, […]

I’ll Have a Glass of Wine With a Panini on the Side

Guest Post by Caryn Donohue, Gramercy Correspondent

Being the deal-hunting lady that I am, I heard about Vero Restaurant & Wine Bar‘s Monday night special through trusty sites like Yelp.com and Eats.com. This is truly a rare find in NYC – on Monday nights you get a free panini with every glass of […]

“Talent” Thai Kitchen

The one nice thing about working during a holiday week is that you have the ability to enjoy a lunch that isn’t at your desk.  That being said, my co-workers and I headed over to Talent Thai Kitchen on 34th between 2nd and 3rd.  For it being 1:30 on a Monday, the place was […]

City Bakery – The Best Hot Chocolate?

When AMNY listed the best places to grab hot chocolate this holiday season, you could bet that I was determined to try a couple of them.  So when the boyfriend and I found ourselves in Union Square doing some holiday shopping, we immediately thought of hitting up City Bakery on 18th between 5th and […]

Laughs at a Cheap(er) Price

It seems like everyone I know these days is performing stand-up at New York Comedy Club.  And unfortunately, laughs do not come cheap.

To see a show at the New York Comedy Club down in Gramercy, tickets are $15.  Not bad, but with the two drink minimum, and drinks conveniently priced at 10 bucks […]

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