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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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Check out The Spoils, Now Through June 28

I’ll let you in on a little secret – I’m not a play person. I much rather would see a musical any day of the week. But when I got an invite to see The Spoils staring Jesse Eisenberg, I figured why not?

I loved it. It was one of the first plays I […]

See a Little Culture at Home with The Last 5 Years

One of my favorite musicals hit the big screen last weekend – The Last 5 Years. A couple summers ago I saw the show at Second Stage Theater after hearing rave reviews about it from my friend Bradley, over at Amuse*Bouche.  What really sold it for me was that Bradley spilled the beans and said […]

After 26 Years, Phantom of the Opera Is Still a Classic

Last week, my fiance and I were invited to see Phantom of the Opera.  I had seen the show on Broadway once before, watched the movie, and grew up listening to the music as my parents are big musical fans. It still was a thrill to see the show – the music was great […]

On Broadway: Beautiful, the Carole King Musical

A few weeks back, I was invited to see Beautiful, The Carole King Musical. Now I had seen A Night with Janis Joplin back in the fall, and was a little nervous going into the show. With Janis Joplin, I felt like I was at her concert – and literally only knew two songs. […]

Deal Alert! Lots of Broadway Discounts!

Created in response to the devastating effect that September 11th had on sales at Broadway shows and at businesses in and around the Times Square theatre district, Season of Savings is a bi-annual event where you can purchase tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway shows, as well as get discounted tickets to other Times Square […]

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