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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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Keep the Entrees Coming at Esperanto

Earlier this month, Caryn and I were invited out to try a restaurant in the East Village, Esperanto, over on Avenue C and we brought our friend Tim along.  Esperanto serves Latin American type food and has a casual and comfortable vibe.  To kick off dinner, we started with some cocktails.  I went with [...]

Deal Alert! Cuban Sandwich and Chips for $5!

I really respect that the East Village Cuban restaurant Carteles is offering a deal for local, neighborhood residents.  According to Eater, now through April 1, prove you live in the neighborhood by showing your license or mail, and you’ll get a sandwich and chips for $5.  Carteles is located on 6th Street between 1st and Ave [...]

Deal Alert! Steak for $12.95!

Last week, I was reading some of my favorite blogs feeds on Netvibes, when one of the posts from Time Out New York’s The Feed Blog caught my eye.  Steaks are $12.95 on Mondays at Chez Lucienne in Harlem (125th and Malcolm X Blvd).  Let me rephrase.  $12.95.  Steaks.  I’m sorry, am I in [...]

I’m In Love…With Vodka Pizza

Every year I look forward to San Gennaro in Little Italy. Why? Well, it’s not just because I love Italian food in general (and I do), but because I look forward to reconnecting with an old flame or two – some of the best pizza and manicotti I’m sure to have all year.

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Deal Alert! Open Vodka Bar – Free for Ladies, $10 for Gents!

Recently I stumbled across the site Overtime, which is a company that throws happy hour parties for young professionals.  Happy hour and young professionals?  This clearly is right up my alley.

The venues that Overtime works with are a little more upscale than my traditional happy hour spots (aka not a dive bar) and [...]

Delicious and Healthy Food at Yorganic

Yesterday, I was reading one of my favorite blogs, NYC Daily Deals and noticed a promotion at Yorganic -  free lunch for the first 300 people.  As soon as my call at noon was over, I grabbed my manager and ran down the street to this healthy, organic establishment in the Financial District.

I had been [...]

Deal Alert! 88 Cent Manicures and More!

Want a nice manicure before the weekend hits? Check out Spa 34’s new deal exclusively from 8coupons.com. This OCHO LOCO! special is offering 88 cent manicures March 24-26 on a first-come, first-serve basis. And no, you can’t make an appointment ahead of time to secure your spot. Just be sure to text yourself [...]

Deal Alert! Free Ben & Jerry’s Cones!

My favorite flavor

March 23 marks not only my brother’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Brian!)  but free cone day at Ben & Jerry’s.  From 12-8 today, swing by a Ben & Jerry’s at Rockefeller Center, or down in the Village on 3rd Ave.  For those in Jersey, you can also check out the Hoboken [...]

Deal Alert! 10% off at Pinkberry!

Finally, Foursquare is good for something!  I’ve been checking in on Foursquare for awhile, but haven’t been able to come across any interesting deals – until now.  Pinkberry is offering 10% off your fro-yo if you check in on Foursquare and show your phone to your cashier.  Know of any other Foursquare deals? Let [...]

Deal Alert! Free Pastry on Tuesday!

Tuesday, March 23, marks free pastry day at Starbucks.  To get your free treat, simply print this coupon and purchase a beverage.  Keep in mind that you must make this purchase before 10:30 a.m. (or until pastries run out, whichever comes first), so don’t count on the pastry as your afternoon snack.  There is [...]

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