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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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See an Off-Broadway Show for $20

Head up to Broadway this month. You can see an off-Broadway show for $20 now through September 28. How does it work? Arrive at the theater 20 minutes before show time at these select shows, and you’ll have the option to purchase tickets for $20. I’ve tried this promotion before and in definitely works, but keep [...]

Free Tickets from Goldstar

Free tickets, anyone? Hop aboard the Comp Train, Goldstar’s popular two-day promotion that features complimentary tickets to tons of fun events throughout the country. For just 48 hours, Goldstar will be offering literally thousands of free tickets to live theater, concerts, dance, comedy and more. And since all you pay is a tiny service fee (the [...]

After 26 Years, Phantom of the Opera Is Still a Classic

Last week, my fiance and I were invited to see Phantom of the Opera.  I had seen the show on Broadway once before, watched the movie, and grew up listening to the music as my parents are big musical fans. It still was a thrill to see the show – the music was great [...]

It’s Hot Out and the Public Pools are Open

It’s freaking hot out today. By 9:30 am, I was nearly sweating through my dress. The one cure on a day like today is the pool!

Not sure you want to give the public pool a try? Here’s my experience from a few years back at the pool in Astoria. The pools are [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Museum Admission!

Tonight, there is free museum admission at several museums and historic sites in Lower Manhattan as part of the River to River Festival. Admission is free from 4-8 pm at the following locations:

African Burial Ground National Monument The Anne Frank Center USA Federal Hall National Memorial Fraunces Tavern Museum Museum of American Finance [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Fitness Classes at South Street Seaport!

If you live or work downtown, take advantage of these free morning fitness classes from 7-8am. Starting today through August 29th, the Crunch Gym on John Street will be holding FREE fitness classes on the Front/Row lawn at South Street Seaport (corner of Front and Fulton Streets).

The schedule is as follows:

Mondays: Yoga, Sunrise Salutations Tuesdays: Breakfast [...]

Deal Alert! $5 Fitness Classes!

Outdoor Rise is NYC’s annual adventure festival featuring one-of-a-kind outdoor experiences, running from June 21 – 27. From rock climbing to yoga in Central Park to paddleboarding on the Hudson River to hiking in Staten Island, Outdoor Rise brings the spirit of adventure to the heart of the city — and pays it forward, [...]

Movies at South Street Seaport

Telling you this event a day in advance so you can make plans for tomorrow night! This summer, every Wednesday and Saturday there will be an outdoor movie at South Street Seaport, at the intersection of Front and Fulton Streets. Movies are screened outside starting at 8pm (sunset), and there will be lounge chairs [...]

Watch The Tony Award Nominations This Morning!

Since we have had so many Broadway giveaways this year with SO many entries, figured with the upcoming Tony Awards, you might be interested in checking out who is nominated!

Launch the 2014 Tony Awards Live Video Console!


On Broadway: Beautiful, the Carole King Musical

A few weeks back, I was invited to see Beautiful, The Carole King Musical. Now I had seen A Night with Janis Joplin back in the fall, and was a little nervous going into the show. With Janis Joplin, I felt like I was at her concert – and literally only knew two songs. [...]

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