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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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Free Fitness Class This Weekend with Throwback Fitness

In one of my many reviews about Classpass, I told you guys how much I love Throwback Fitness. Need a refresher? Throwback is bootcamp with games. The guys who run it, Brian and Ryan, are awesome – lots of 80s music and they even wear retro gym outfits. Usually in the beginning you start on the rower, alternating between rowing and squats, situps, or pushups, but then we go into the games. Games include capture the flag, where in order to try to capture the flag, you have do a series of workouts first before you can attempt to play. Note I have nicknamed this class Throwup Fitness. I haven’t puked yet, but on the first night I went, a guy in the hallway had mentioned to me that he threw up. Every time I walk in now, I’m petrified that will happen to me.

Why am I telling you again about this? Well this weekend they are offering a complimentary workout class with GQ and Lacoste from 1-2 Sunday on W 13th between 9th and Washington. I’m including the flier below but also note that on Instagram, the guys mentioned you can email ryan@throwbackfit.com to RSVP.



Prices Roll Back to 1989 at Sac’s

One of my favorite pizzerias/Italian restaurants in Astoria, Sac’s, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with 1989 prices. This is valid for the 21st and 28th of this month. Note you must dine-in only and reservations are strongly recommended. Sac’s is located on Broadway between 29th and Crescent.



Win Two Tickets to See The Bullpen

When I got an email asking if I wanted to give two tickets away to a lucky reader to see The Bullpen, my immediate thought was YES.375x375

Why? The description of the show starts off with: Like Orange is the New Black? You’ll love this.

Writer/Performer Joe Assadourian was released from prison in October 2013, serving 12 years for attempted murder. Now on parole, he steps back in The Bullpen for a wild ride, swiftly playing 18 characters in this high-energy, hysterical one man show.

In The Bullpen, Joe undergoes two systems of trial and arraignment – the first by a jury of his peers, and the second by the hilarious citizens of The Bullpen. Not sure if this show is for you? The New York Times calls it “wildly funny” and some of the reader comments state that the show is hysterical.

Want to give a try? Enter for tickets below – and if you don’t win, we’ll still give you a deal on the tickets. You can snag them for $20 here or call 212-352-3101 and use the code ONEMANSHOW.

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Free Coffee at Cafe Bustelo

Swing by the pop up coffee shop, Cafe Bustelo, now through the 26th of October. You’ll be able to snag free coffee, wi-fi, giveaways, while enjoying acoustic music. The cafe is open 8am – 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 8am – 5pm, Sunday – Thursday and is located on Bowery and Kenmare. Thanks to reader Stephanie for sharing!

Italian Wafer Cookie Company Hands Out Free Treats

Now through Saturday, stop by the Loacker USA treat truck for free treats and gear. You can find the truck at these locations from 12-6pm:

  • Today, Herald Square
  • Friday, 41st between Lex and 3rd
  • Saturday, West 4th between 6th Ave and University Pl

Thanks to The Skint for the tip.

Free Doughnuts Today

Reader Stephanie just shared with us that the new Manhattan outpost of Dough at 14 West 19th Street between 5th and 6th is giving away free doughnuts all day to celebrate its grand opening. According to AMNY, doughnuts are free until 6pm tonight. 

Free Southern Food from Chef Carla Hall

Today between 3-5pmChef Carla Hall (Top Chef, The Chew) will be taking over a food truck in New York City’s Flatiron District cooking up samples of her Southern favorites from her forthcoming new restaurant, Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen. Carla will serve samples of her Nashville-inspired favorites: mac n cheese, collard greens, hot chicken tenders, and fresh lemonade. Stop by Broadway between 21st and 22nd Streets on Wednesday between 3-5pm and look for the Bian Dang food truck.


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!

Free Crumbs Cupcakes Today

If you were sad Crumbs Cupcakes closed this summer, don’t be. One of the stores is re-opening today! While the store opens at 7:30 am today on Broadway between 37th and 38th, at 12:45 pm patrons will be able to sample cupcake flavors like Red Velvet, Carrot Cake and Cookies & Cream. At 12:45, you’ll also be able to see Marcus Lemonis, from CNBC’s Reality Show the Profit. Lemonis will now be running Crumbs. 

Queens Restaurant Week is Here

It’s Queens Restaurant Week! Now through Halloween, enjoy a three-course meal for $28 during dinner or $14 for lunch. More than 100 restaurants are participating in 30 neighborhoods. Check out the list here.

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