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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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Deal Alert! Free Icebergs at Carvel!

Coupon Cravings reports that Carvel is celebrating its 75th anniversary by giving away free 8 oz. Icebergs today from 3-7 pm. Icebergs are a new twist on a soda float: it blends your favorite soda with ice and vanilla flavoring, with a scoop of vanilla soft serve ice cream on top. Sounds a bit odd, [...]

Love at First Bite at Last Licks

I have been craving ice cream for weeks – preferably something like a good ol’ Friendly’s sundae.  After some disappointing ice cream experiences, including a cone at the Mister Softee truck which was a total of 6 bites without any ice cream in the cone, I was almost convinced the only good ice cream [...]

Deal Alert! Free Drinks & Sandwiches at Arby’s!

Thanks to Coupon Cravings, we can share some coupons with you at Arby’s:

This printable coupon gets you a Free Iced FruiTea with any sandwich purchase. (expires 5/5) You can also text Arby’s for coupons. Text ROASTBURGER to 27297 (A-R-B-Y-S) to get a coupon for a free Roastburger with any soft drink purchase. (expires [...]

Cupcakes at Finnerty’s? Sure, Why Not?

Friday night I met up with some friends in the Union Square/East Village area. They decided on Finnerty’s at 14th and 2nd, and by the time I arrived they were already friendly with the bartender. It’s a shame that I can’t remember his name, but if you’re interested, it’s his headshot that’s taped to [...]

Deal Alert! 31 Cents Scoop Night!

Tonight between 5 – 10 p.m., Baskin-Robbins is offering 31 cent scoops – and you can have up to three scoops.  A donation will be made to National Volunteer Fire Council National Junior Firefighter Program.  As always, this deal is valid at participating locations and seeing how we live in Manhattan, we recommend calling before [...]

Deal Alert! Free Red Mango on Saturday!

Our friend Jason at NYC Daily Deals shared a great coupon with us for Red Mango this Saturday, May 1. Between 12 and 4 p.m., Red Mango is giving away cups of their new Tangomonium flavor. Click here to print the [...]

Deal Alert! Pranna Celebrates Spring Menu

Tomorrow Pranna (28th and Madison) will offer free bar snacks all night and complimentary drinks from 7-8pm and 10-11 pm in honor of its new Spring menu. We’re not sure what will constitute as “bar snacks” (maybe just popcorn, or naan in Pranna’s case, or maybe something more intriguing like chicken satay skewers) but [...]

They Weren’t Kidding When They Named It “Bangkok Tasty”

I had been craving Thai for days, and on Sunday night decided to head over to Bangkok Tasty, one of my favorite Thai restaurants in Astoria.  I had been a few times before, but was looking forward to reviewing for the blog.

Even though it was 10 p.m., there were still a few people [...]

Is Penelope a Lunch or Dinner Place? I vote lunch.

A few weeks back, one of our favorite readers Emily suggested we try Penelope, a little cafe type of place on 30th and Lexington. Now I had been there about a year ago, probably on one of the worst dates of my life (where after the date, the guy announced he had a girlfriend [...]

Deal Alert! Free Chicken at KFC!

Guess the F in KFC stands for free.

KFC has announced its new grilled chicken and to celebrate, is offering a free piece of grilled chicken to every customer today.  The fine print says valid at participating locations, so we recommend calling before you go.  In Manhattan there are several locations, so to find [...]

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