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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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Deal Alert! Free Tickets to 39 Steps on Halloween!

Looking for something fun and cheap to do on Halloween that doesn’t include crowded bars? Check out 39 Steps, the longest running thriller comedy on Broadway. This Saturday, the Hitchcock play is hosting the 39 Steps Halloween Hitchcock Costume Contest. You have to either email your Hitchcock-inspired Halloween costume idea ahead of time or [...]

Deal Alert! Free Taco at Taco Bell!

Want a quick bite before going out on Halloween?  Head to your local Taco Bell between 6 p.m. and midnight on October 31 to receive a free Black Jack Taco.  What’s a Black Jack Taco you ask?  Seasoned ground beef, zesty pepper jack sauce, letter and cheese. To find a location near you, click [...]

Deal Alert! Free Drink at the Time Hotel!

It’s Thursday and let’s face it, we all could probably use a drink.  Stop by the Time Hotel’s Inc Lounge, simply say the word “Thrillist” and you’ll receive a complimentary cocktail.  Can’t make it tomorrow?  No worries – the deal is valid Monday through Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m.  The Time Hotel is [...]

Two Apps + Three Entrees = $12?

Last week I tried a Thai place, Kati, near Stuy Town with an old co-worker (no, not Laura). We decided on Kati because I previously bought a $25 Restaurant.com certificate for it at 80% off (totaling $2), and a financial incentive never hurts.

The place is small and pretty brightly lit, so it’s not an [...]

Deal Alert! BOGO Lunch at Yushi!

Who doesn’t love a buy one get one lunch? Through Friday, 10/30, Yushi is offering a BOGO deal for its “Greatest Hot Hits” box – basically a Bento Box of chicken teriyaki, 2 scallion and chive dumplings, edamame and fried rice.

Two Hot Hits boxes can be yours for a grand total of $8. [...]

Deal Alert! Free Chicken (again) at KFC!

Alright, KFC – let’s try this again.  Today, KFC will hold another free grilled chicken promotion.  Supposedly, every customer who enters a KFC will receive one free piece of grilled chicken.  The fine print reads though that this promotion is up to discretion of the manager, so call a location near you before heading [...]

First – and Last – Time at Limerick House

You know a restaurant is bad when you show up a few drinks in, and find the food to be disgusting.

Wednesday night after consuming a few cocktails at the StyleFixx party, Caryn and several of our friends decided to find a place for dinner.  Starving, we stumbled into the Limerick House, on 23rd [...]

Early Bird Special That’s Not To Be Missed

Toon Thai Cafe just made it cool to dine grandma-style. That’s right, their early bird special is nothing to scoff at. It has to be one of the better deals in the city – $15 for FOUR courses! Every day from 5-7 pm you can enjoy a Thai salad, your choice of appetizer, dinner [...]

Disappointing Meal at Da’ Giulio

After taking over an hour to get to my apartment on 34th street from 125th, my family was hungry, cranky and tired.  We headed to Vezzo, in hopes to get some delicious pizza, but with a half hour wait, we decided to head next door to Da’ Giulio.  If you are tight on time [...]

Deal Alert! 1/2 Priced Belgian Beers on Mondays!

While I usually try to be a little bit conservative on Mondays, every now and then I do make it out on a Monday night.  And if I’m going to go out, it might as well be for a deal.

Petite Abeille offers a great deal on Monday nights.  If you like Belgian beers, [...]

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