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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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I’m Back! Plus Happy Hour Deals at Dempsey’s!

So if you have been checking this blog for updates and realized there haven’t been any…I’m sorry! I got married a few weeks back and then went on my honeymoon, hence the lack of posts. Normally when I go away, I post a bunch in advance, but between wedding planning and finishing work, there […]

UWS’s Gem: Dive Bar

Since I babysit on the UWS, and I’ll be attending school in the fall there as well, I’ve begun exploring the neighborhood quite a bit more. I know it’s a haven for restaurants (often out of my student price range), but I don’t see too many bars. The other night my friend/ex-coworker and I […]

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 […]

One of the City’s Best Burgers? Not Sure About That, But It Was Definitely Good

Since moving (back) to the Upper East Side, I’ve been on a quest to hunt out new go-to spots in my neighborhood. Sometimes I get a hankering for pub food, so finding a decent bar with a good burger was something that appealed to me. Everyday I walked by Genesis Restaurant & Bar, and […]

$2 Coronas and Buffalo Chicken Pizza? Yes, Please

In the bar-wasteland around my office, a very welcome addition has been Whiskey Rebel on 28th and Lexington. Curry Hill doesn’t seem like a natural spot for such a bar, and isn’t, but I think that’s why it works.

What we love about the bar is the free popcorn or snack mixes they serve […]

We’re Fans of West 3rd Common

Earlier this week, Laura (thoughts in italics) and I were lucky enough to visit West 3rd Common (full disclosure: we were invited to dine there. We are ethical bloggers!). West 3rd Common is owned by the same person who runs Common Ground, which our guest writer, Jenni, reviewed last week, and it just […]

5 Beers for $10. We’re not kidding.

Guest Post by Jenni Maier, Editor of the Post Grad Blog

Every once in awhile I find such a great deal that I feel the need to share it with everyone. I recently discovered Common Ground Bar in the East Village. The cozy and somewhat dark bar offers such a phenomenal happy hour special […]

Cheaper Than a Movie: Two Beers and an Appetizer

I knew I was seeing my friend Parker last night for drinks, but unfortunately I didn’t do my due diligence and scout out a place beforehand. After wandering around Murray Hill for a bit, I remembered the new Chinese restaurant that I had passed a few times on the way to work. Yan Yan […]

Can I have my free appetizers? Thanks.

Headed over to TG Whitney’s for my co-worker Lauren’s birthday this evening.  We decided on TG Whitney’s after Caryn shared the following from CitySearch’s Web site –

Recession Special Tues & Wed- Complimentary Chicken Tenders, Wings & Potato Skins on the Hour!

Clearly, I had to check this out so when Lauren asked where […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost