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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 […]

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 […]

Ice Cream Makes Exercising Bearable

Guest Post and Photography by Katie Miervaldis, Red Headed Correspondent

I have never found this statement more relevant than a recent Sunday when my two lady friends and I decided to venture across the Brooklyn Bridge towards two full scoops of paradise.

The sunshine played a key role in our enjoyment of the day. […]

Sweet Treats at Blue Marble

Guest Post by Sarah Coniski, Upper West Side Correspondent

With the summer-like temperatures finally upon us, it is the prime season to think about and eat ice cream. As part of my effort to justify eating all of those delicious calories, I make sure that when I’m going to eat it, it’s from a […]

Adventures in Carroll Gardens, Part II

As I explained yesterday, I headed out to Carroll Gardens this past weekend in hopes of scoring some free hot dogs and beer…it was not meant to be.

I turned to my hand-drawn map and list of restaurants that I compiled before I left in case of an emergency such as this. Although I […]

Dirty, Cheap and Delicious: Just the Way Doug Likes It

Earlier this week Laura reviewed a cheap Mexican place to appease our friend Doug. Oddly enough, I too sought out a greasy and slightly sketchy Mexican joint this weekend to satisfy one of our most loyal readers. I admit that finding a new Mexican spot was not my original goal, but after I trekked […]

Try This Trick: Don’t Leave Home Without Your City Shuffle Decks

Guest Post by Caryn Donohue, Gramercy Correspondent

If you haven’t heard of the City Shuffle Decks, then listen up.  For only $30 you can purchase $10 gift certificates to 52 pre-selected restaurants in Manhattan. That’s a $520 value for only $30!  The restaurants are organized by neighborhood and cuisine which is really helpful, and […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost