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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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Five Dishes You Should Order at Bagatelle

Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend a blogger tasting at Bagatelle in the Meatpacking District.  It was an incredible experience where we were able to try essentially the entire menu, which consists of French and Mediterranean fare. We dined family style, and just when you thought you had enough to eat, another round [...]

Deal Alert! $10 Lunch at Pop @ Pod!

Swing by the recently opened Pop @ Pod on 51st between 2nd and 3rd for a $10 lunch special. From 11am-5pm daily (all week!), you’ll be able to enjoy for $10:

Select your choice of classic sliders (Original, Gobble Gobble, Invisible Burger) A pint of draft beer  (like Voodoo Pillzilla or Captain Lawrence [...]

Giveaway! Win Concert Tickets at Carnegie Hall!


Guess what? We’re giving away two tickets to two Carnegie Hall concerts! One lucky winner will see Of Life and Liberty on Sunday, January 19th at 2pm and another winner will see The Music of Karl Jenkins on Monday, January 20th at 7:30pm. These tickets are courtesy of Distinguished Concerts [...]

Delicious Indian Dinner at Tulsi

A couple weeks back, I was invited to try Tulsi, an Indian restaurant right by Grand Central.  When I saw that the restaurant’s executive chef is a Michelin star chef, I had to give it a try.

My boyfriend and I checked it out, and while I’m not one to notice the decor, I [...]

Deal Alert! BrisketTown’s Anniversary Party!

According to our friends at NYC Daily Deals, tonight is BrisketTown’s anniversary party. From 6-10pm, expect a normal dinner service, with a few special treats and drink specials. After 10, the kegs will appear and those are on the house. Details can be found here, and the party is at 359 Bedford Ave in [...]

Sugar Freak – My Go To Astoria Brunch Spot

Lately if anyone suggests having brunch in Astoria, I suggest Sugar Freak. Here’s three reasons why this has become my top brunch spot.

1). It includes a complimentary beverage. I’m 28. I don’t need an all you can drink brunch spot anymore, mostly because that

Courtesy of Yelp

means I’ll spend the rest [...]

Where to Score Cheap or Free Coffee This Week

Check out these two deals if you are looking for a free or cheap cup of coffee:

Grand Central, now through Friday (7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily; event will close early at 4 p.m. on October 3). Nespresso invites visitors to “Taste the Extraordinary” at the Nespresso Pop-Up Boutique in Vanderbilt Hall. Discover the perfection of [...]

So-So Meal at Stecchino

My girlfriends and I headed to Stecchino recently for dinner. Why? It’s in Hell’s Kitchen so easy for all of us to get home and they were offering a Groupon deal – for $75, we got 4 drinks, 2 appetizers and 4 entrees. There weren’t many restrictions on the Groupon, except you couldn’t order [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Brunch on the House this Weekend at Milkflower!

Big shout out to reader Hailey for sharing this deal with us! This Sunday, September 8, brunch at pizza spot Milkflower is on the house. Milkflower is located on 31st Ave in Astoria, between 34th and 35th Street and this will be the first weekend they are serving brunch. I’d plan on heading there [...]

Caution on Friday’s Ice Cream Post

I interpreted Friday’s ice cream post as a free promotion, but one reader cautioned this might not be the case. I have not received any confirmation yet either way, so wanted to caution before you head out to get free ice cream.

The good news – I know of two promotions on Tuesday that [...]

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