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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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Mark Your Calendars – Free Nutella Pancake Cones on Tuesday

Tuesday, February 17, is International Pancake Day. Dominique Ansel, the guy who created the infamous cronut, and Nutella are coming together to hand out FREE Nutella Pancake Cones at Grand Central Terminal between 11am – 4pm. Should they run out, there will be other complimentary Nutella treats.

Expect long lines, so get there early. Thanks, […]

Free Chocolate Tasting in Grand Central

If you find yourself in Grand Central from 9am – 12pm today, swing by Jacques Torres for a free chocolate tasting and a chance to meet Jacques himself. Thanks for the tip, Ludmila!

Fabulous Freebie! Free Samples at Grand Central!

Every Monday in July, enjoy complimentary samples at Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall from 11am – 2pm and 4-7pm. The participating restaurants will be as follows:

Delicious Indian Dinner at Tulsi

A couple weeks back, I was invited to try Tulsi, an Indian restaurant right by Grand Central.  When I saw that the restaurant’s executive chef is a Michelin star chef, I had to give it a try.

My boyfriend and I checked it out, and while I’m not one to notice the decor, I […]

Coming Up! Free K-Cups on Tuesday!

Have a keurig at home or in your office? Head outside Penn Station at 34th and 7th or Grand Central at 42nd and Vanderbilt on Tuesday, September 3 between 7:30am and 9am.  FREE Tim Hortons K-Cups will be handed out while supplies last (5,000)

Everyone will also get coupons to Tim Hortons, Lindy’s, Tequilaville, […]

Deal Alert! 1913 Prices at Grand Central!

In honor of Grand Central’s 100th Anniversary, prices are rolling back at GCT to 1913 prices today only. Swing by to snag these cheap goods while supplies last:

Ciao Bella Gelato – $.10 bambini scoops, limit one per person and available 1pm-3pm only Central Watch – Nylon watch straps for $.10 each Pylones – […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Cheese!

Murray’s Cheese celebrates their 10th anniversary in Grand Central Terminal throughout the month of March with daily tastings between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Grand Central Market. Tastings are based on the following themes:

March 1-9 – Cheese and Meat, including artisanal-made American salamis. March 10-16 – Cheese and Booze, including whisky, beer and “boozycheeses” for St. Patrick’s Day. March 17-23 […]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Tastings at Michael Jordan’s Steak House!

Every Wednesday this October, Michael Jordan’s Steak House in Grand Central is offering evening tastings in the wine salon.  The restaurant will pair house-made sausages, pretzels and mustards with different styles of beer.  Tastings are complimentary and run from 6-7 pm.

Here’s what’s on tap (get it!?!?!):

October 10: Full Sail Session Black Lager paired with […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost