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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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Deal Alert! $11.95 Pasta Dinner at Pete’s Tavern!

Monday night means six different pastas, a house salad and a glass of wine or beer for just $11.95 at Pete’s Tavern. Pasta dishes include penne a la vodka, ziti marinara, and more. Pete’s Tavern is located on 18th Street between Irving and 3rd Ave. Check out our review of Pete’s Tavern […]

Deal Alert! AYCE Tacos + AYCD Margaritas for $26!

Vamos (check Laura’s review here) has a pretty solid deal from now through February 29: Two hours of all-you-can-eat tacos and all-you-can-drink frozen margaritas for only $26, Sunday-Thursday nights from 6-11 pm! Usually their Monday night deal is all-you-can-eat tacos + one margarita, so for $7 more you can imbibe to your liking, 5 nights […]

Terrible Service at The Loop

A few nights ago, my friend Jess and I were standing in Union Square wondering where to go to dinner.  We settled on The Loop, a sushi restaurant in Gramercy, simply because it had 4 stars on Yelp.

While all the Yelp reviews raved about the sushi (at least what I could see on […]

Deal Alert! Free Hour of Open Bar for INAW Members!

It’s the first Friday of the month, so that means that I’m Not At Work card members can drink for free for one hour! This month SideBAR is hosting the event from 7-8 pm, and the free booze will include Bud Light and well drinks. Additionally, you can enjoy the following specials before and […]

Deal Alert! All You Can Eat and Drink Cinco de Mayo Deals!

My Annual Cinco de Mayo Photo

A couple months back I told you about Vamos, and it’s all you can eat taco deal.  For $19, every Monday you can enjoy all you can eat tacos, plus a margarita.  I really enjoyed the food and I came back to try their brunch special.  For […]

Deal Alert! Free Coffee!

Love this promotion!  Want a free coffee?  Gregory’s Coffee is asking that its customers bring in a paper snowflake (yes, like what you made in elementary school) and in return, you’ll get a free small coffee. The three locations are competing to see which store can get the most snowflakes.  While there are locations […]

Deal Alert! Free Milkshakes with Order!

If you are thinking about ordering lunch today, consider ordering from Kool Bloo.  Why?  With every minimum $10 order, you’ll get a free extra thick milkshake with each order with the code MILKSHAKE.  You can choose from vanilla, strawberry or chocolate.  But wait – if you’ve never ordered online before, you’ll save 25%.  If […]

Deal Alert! Free Glass of Wine!

Looking for a free glass of wine?  Our friend Yael tipped us off to this promotion that Cavatappo Wine Bar is currently hosting.  Like the wine bar on Facebook, and you’ll be directed to a site where you can register with your email and birthday.  You’ll then receive an email for a complimentary glass […]

Deal Alert! 5 Dumplings for $1.29!

After a day of classes, I was making my way to Trader Joe’s to get in some cheap grocery shopping before heading home. I hadn’t eaten in about 6 hours and I was getting really hungry, but I only had $2 in my wallet. I had limited choices, but I was happy to see […]

Deal Alert! City Crab Starts Daily Deals!

Every Tuesday for the past few weeks we’ve been telling you about various specials offered by City Crab, typically half-priced cracked Alaskan King Crab or lobster with the purchase of an appetizer. Instead of announcing these specials on a week-by-week basis, City Crab has now officially established a specials daily calendar. Looks like […]

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