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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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Classpass Deals: Join Classpass This Weekend, Save $50

Editor’s note: Hi all – you’ll receive the savings in the form of a Visa gift card after signing up. Here’s the fine print. Cash rewards to be paid as Visa gift cards; all referrers and friends will be contacted byClassPass via email to confirm shipping addresses for the gift cards. I am happy to send […]

A Positively Peculier Pub

Earlier this summer a few of us wanted to get together for some drinks but we were getting antsy to try something new. A little digging online for good beers at good prices brought us to Peculier Pub in the Village.

A favorite among beer enthusiasts (and NYU students apparently, so the summer was […]

Affordable Haircuts Aren’t So Hard to Find After All

For some reason I’ll shell out $100-200 to get my hair highlighted (it actually makes me sick looking at that now) every 3-4 months, but I can never seem to spare the extra $40 for a hair cut, or even $30 for a blow out once it’s done. But my ends were splitting a […]

Cute Irish Nook on the UES

Courtesy of New York Magazine

Last Tuesday I met an old boss/friend for drinks to catch up. We both live on the UES and wanted to find a place with specials (or at least I did) that wouldn’t be taken over by Fat Tuesday celebrations. Having walked by Trinity Pub a few times, […]

Cucina Di Pesca’s Happy Hour Delights!

This past weekend my boyfriend and I used a LivingSocial voucher to try out the Italian restaurant Cucina Di Pesca in the East Village.  We had some time to kill before our reservation and I remembered reading about a happy hour on the website, so we decided to see what it entailed.

Grabbing a […]

Saucy BBQ at Hill Country

I love barbecued meats and I prefer the saucy, Texas variety, not vinegar-based barbecue or dry rubs. While there aren’t a ton of great barbecue options in the city, Hill Country, Blue Smoke and Dinosaur Bar B Que certainly generate a lot of buzz, but I’m always apprehensive that it will be too dry […]

A Homemade Creation Never Tasted So Good

As we mentioned in a post last week, Laura (thoughts in Italics) and I were lucky enough to recently try two Korean restaurants – Shilla and Arang. While the popular Korean barbecue (like we described at Shilla) is available at Arang, it is not done table-side and thus doesn’t seem to be a main emphasis […]

Artichoke – Worth the Hype?

After a night out at Professor Thom’s last weekend to celebrate a friend’s birthday, I knew exactly where I was going to grab my late night dining fix.  For months, I had watched a line grow outside of the pizza place Artichoke as I made my way down 14th street.  I had been dying […]

20at20 – Not a Myth

Since living in New York, I’ve always come across the 20at20 Off Broadway deal and wondered if it was really true.  Well, I tried the deal twice this week.  The basic premise is that you show up in-person to the theatre’s box office 20 minutes before the show and if there are tickets available, […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost