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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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An Italian Surprise in Midtown Manhattan

Recently two of my favorite coworkers (actually, we’ve all since given our two weeks notice, so now they’re simply two of my favorite friends), decided to have a ladies-only dinner to catch up. Since two of the three (myself included) quit our jobs to go back school (hello poverty!), we let price dictate our [...]

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Get 30% off your bill at the Wright in the Guggenheim Museum. There are limited number of BlackboardEats codes available, so you have until tomorrow am. KGB Deals is offering $20 worth of Indonesian and Southeast Asian Cuisine at KUTA Satay House and Wine Bar on the LES for [...]

Deal Alert! Half-Priced Cracked Alaskan King Crab!

By now you should know the drill. It’s only slightly changed up this time: Print this coupon and get half-priced cracked Alaskan King Crab today only when you order any appetizer (not a soup or salad this time) at City Crab. Enjoy!

The Only Bagel Place You Need in Murray Hill

We moved into our apartment 11 months ago, and on our first morning in our new home, we went to NY Bagels & Cafe.  Since then, I haven’t walked into another bagel place on the weekend.

NY Bagels & Cafe is located on 1st Ave between 34th and 33rd.  When you walk in, you [...]

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Thanks to Eversave, grab $25 worth of wine from winebuy.com for $12.50.  You have until tomorrow to buy this deal. ScoutMob is offering a code to save 50% off Swich (so yes, you’ll be getting sandwiches) in the Financial District.  You have until tomorrow to get this deal. [...]

Try This Trick! Share Your Opinion, Earn Amazon Gift Cards!

A couple weeks ago, my friend Manisha from NY Social Agenda emailed me with a new site her company has created, called Crowdtap.  With Crowdtap, you share your opinions and in exchange, earn points and rewards.

To get started with Crowdtap, you need to log in through Facebook Connect to verify that you are [...]

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KGBDeals is offering $10 to Tease for $5.  At Tease, enjoy bubble tea, baked goods and more.  Pick this deal up through next Friday. Through Monday, get $14 worth of pizza, pasta and more at Pizza Shack on the LES for $7, thanks to CBS Local Offers. [...]

Tacos Morelos is Mas o Menos

After a night at Brooklyn Bowl, I smelled tacos on the walk back to the L, and immediately informed my friend Tim that if we found a taco truck, we had to stop.  And then on the corner of North 7th and Bedford Ave, right near the Salvation Army, was Tacos Morelos.

While the [...]

Coming Up! 16 Handles Supports the 2010 Komen NYC Race for the Cure!

Laura recently wrote about her experience at 16 Handles, and I must say, I really like the neighborhood hot spot because it allows you to have complete control over the quantity of your fro-yo and toppings, and thus the total cost since it’s on a “pay for what you buy” model. I’m liking 16 [...]

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Eversave is offering $30 worth of treats from harvardsweetboutique.com for $15.  Grab this deal by Monday. $15 will get you a $30 voucher to Tuscan steakhouse Il Bastardo.  Grab this InBundles deal through Monday. Bloomspot is offering two deals at South African restaurant Madiba.  You have until [...]

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