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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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Giveaway! Win Tickets to A High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass at Carnegie Hall!

A few months ago, I went to a concert at Carnegie Hall (yes, an acapella concert because folks from Pitch Perfect were there). I hadn’t been there in years and the venue was so amazing. Felt very quintessential New York.

If you’d like to go to Carnegie Hall, we’ve got the offer for you. […]

Win the NYC LOADed Cocktail Passport!

I’ve told you about the Whiskey Passport and the Beer Passport. And now my dear readers, there is the NYC LOADed Cocktail Passport. 

Good Passports, Ladies of American Distilleries (LOAD), Lupec NYC and Boozemenus.com have teamed up to present The LOADed Cocktail Passport, which will raise funds for Bottomless Closet & Toklas Society. So yes, you can drink […]

Au Bon Pain Winter Menu – Plus Giveaway

A few months ago, I was invited to try Au Bon Pain’s winter menu – yes, they offer seasonal menus! I wasn’t able to make the event, and then I couldn’t go out and try it myself because it was a bit of a walk from my office, but then I headed to Chicago […]

Win Two Tickets to The Music of Karl Jenkins at Carnegie Hall

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Distinguished Concerts Orchestra & Distinguished Concerts Singers International team up with Welsh composer Karl Jenkins at Carnegie Hall to debut new works on Monday, January 19 at 7pm. The program includes the US premiere of Jenkins’s Healer and his works Llareggub and The Peacemakers, performed by the Distinguished […]

The NYC Beer Passport is Back! Win the NYC Winter Good Beer Passport!

One of my favorite things about summer in NYC is the Beer Passport. And this year, the NYC Beer Passport, brought to you by Pintley and Burger Conquest,  is offered in the winter!

What is the beer passport? Well, for $35, you can get a free craft beer (or sometimes flights) at 30 different […]

Win Tickets to In Fields Where They Lay – Plus Promo Code

There’s a new play at The New Ohio Theatre on Christopher and Greenwich – In Fields Where They Lay. Runningtonight through December 27, In Fields Where They Lay is a play with music that tells the incredible true story of the World War I Christmas Truce – the spontaneous ceasefire between British and German […]

Win a Good Whiskey Passport

On Monday, I told you all about the Good Whiskey Passport. If you haven’t bought yours yet, you can try to win one from 89th and Broke!

Can’t remember what the Good Whiskey Passport is? From December 13 – February 13, you can enjoy a free whiskey drink at 20 different participating bars in […]

Win Tickets to the Brightness of Heaven

Let’s start this week off with a contest to win two tickets to The Brightness of Heaven!

This show, which plays at the Cherry Lane Theater in the West Village, is about The Kilgannons  a typical Irish family in 1974 Buffalo. However, the world is changing fast, the generation gap is widening, and the […]

I Tried Beanitos Chips – and You Can Win a Case Too!

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but in the past few months, I’ve seen signs for Beanitos everywhere – from bus stops to phone booths – so I was so excited to get the chance to try them.

Beanitos are chips made from beans (black beans, pinto beans or white beans depending on the flavor), free of […]

Win Two Tickets to See The Bullpen

When I got an email asking if I wanted to give two tickets away to a lucky reader to see The Bullpen, my immediate thought was YES.

Why? The description of the show starts off with: Like Orange is the New Black? You’ll love this.

Writer/Performer Joe Assadourian was released from prison in October 2013, […]

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