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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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On the UES or UWS? 16 Handles Frozen Yogurt Deal for You This February!

Do you live on the UES or UWS? If you do and like 16 Handles Frozen Yogurt, we’ve got a deal for you.

Introducing $4 Fill-Up Fridays. Grab a pink cup, and fill up as much fro-yo as you’d like in your cup for $4 + tax. This is valid only on Fridays in […]

Mark Your Calendar! Free Tea at Teavana This Weekend!

So this post is about free tea at Teavana. But let’s digress shall we…

Up until about two years ago, I didn’t drink tea. And then in the past month or so in my office, we started having Teavana tea lying around (disclosure: client of my agency). I started drinking it – and before […]

Free Noodle or Burger Dish on Saturday at Xi’an Famous Foods UES Spot

This Saturday, November 15, is the grand opening of Xi’an Famous Foods on 78th between 2nd and 1st. To celebrate, they are giving their followers on either Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Weibo a choice of a free noodle or burger dish. Just show your phone to the cashier to get your free dish. Hours are 11:30 am – […]

Free Manicures Every Thursday Through August at Michael Kors

In honor of 18 new nail shades from Michael Kors, swing by the Madison Ave and 61st Street store today from 10am to 6pm for a free manicure. Free manicures will also take place on the 21st and 28th of August. Shoutout to Racked for the tip!

Deal Alert! Free Slice of Cake with Purchase!

According to reader Stephanie, Glaser’s Bake Shop (1670 1st Avenue, between 87th and 88th Streets) is giving away a free piece of cake with purchase–white sheet cake with either lemon or chocolate frosting, in honor of the shop’s 112th birthday.

Rumor Has It: Free Salads Tomorrow at Chop’t

According to our friend Ludmila, Chop’t is giving out free salads tomorrow, Saturday, from 11:30 – 3:30 pm at the Third Ave and 78th Street location.  The salad comes with a drink too!

Deal Alert! 50% off Smoothies and Froyo with Purchase at UES Just Salad!

Just Salad, the eco-friendly chain of salad bars is hosting an event at their Upper East Side location (1471 Third Ave. at 83rd). Tonight from 4pm-7pm Just Salad is teaming up with local businesses to promote a sense of health and community before the holiday. Enjoy samples of their delicious smoothies, 50% off smoothies and froyo’s with salad/wrap purchase and deals from local […]

Deal Alert! An UES Happy Hour with $1 Appetizers!

83 ½, a Southern Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side, offers $1 stuzzicare appetizers and half-off drinks during their Happy Hour from 4-7pm, Tuesday – Sunday.  Located on 83rd between 1st and 2nd, you can score the following appetizers for $1, normally $5 outside of happy hour.

Caponata: eggplant, celery, onion, raisin, pine nut, capers  Suppli: crispy […]

Why You Should Try The Pitch & Fork on the UES

A few weeks back, I was invited to check out The Pitch & Fork on the UES, on 1st Ave between 83rd and 84th. Here’s five reasons why you should check it out too:

1). The croquettes: We started the meal with the gruyere croquettes with a horseradish sauce. We thought these were delicious […]

Deal Alert! Two-for-one Drinks at Brick Lane Curry House!

Hey football (errr soccer) fans! This weekend, Manchester City will play Chelsea at Yankee Stadium at 5:30 on Saturday. To celebrate, Brick Lane Curry House on 93rd and 3rd will dole out two-for-one drinks and crave-worthy British-meets-Indian grub at the bar from 2:30 pm to close.

The two-for-one booze deal applies to everything from British draft beers like Boddington’s […]

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