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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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Tasty and Historical Food Tour of Little Italy and Chinatown (and a Deal Alert!)

Several months ago Laura (thoughts in italics) and I purchased vouchers for Ahoy NY Tours & Tastings‘ food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown (look below for your own discount). We knew we liked the cuisines that both areas had to offer, but we weren’t sure what to expect of the 3 hour tour. […]

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 […]

Max Brenner’s Chocolate Mess is a Mess

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know over the past few weeks I’ve had a craving for Friendly’s, especially for an ice cream sundae.  While traveling out of NYC hasn’t been an option, I decided to look at Yelp for dessert recommendations and unfortunately, most Yelpers recommended heading to your local grocery store […]

If I Were a Rich Girl, I’d Eat at Rice to Riches Daily

Oh Rice to Riches, how I love you and your rice pudding.

I can’t remember ever trying rice pudding prior to living in NYC, but after having rice pudding at Rice to Riches, there is no other establishment where I would like to try this tasty dessert.

Rice to Riches is located down on […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost