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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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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. [...]

Bingo at Sunswick Every Thursday!

Sunswick, a bar on 35th Street and 35th Ave in Astoria, holds a special place in my heart – my fiance and I had a few drinks there on our first date. So here’s another reason why I love it – they now offer Bingo on Thursday nights. It starts at 8pm, and prizes [...]

Deal Alert! $10 Tickets to the Musical Violet!

Just heard from reader Laurie that you can purchase $10 tickets to the new musical,  Violet.  If you call today (212.719.1300) and mention the code A10VLT you can purchase $10.00 tickets to this musical for performances from March 28-30. There are no service charge fees and a limit of 4 tickets per person. The tickets [...]

Coming Up! 20at20 is Back!

Mark your calendars! You can see an off-Broadway show for $20 start January 21 – February 9. 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 [...]

Get Cookin’ at Cook&Go

Via my buddy, @yaelleah

I went to one of the best blogger events I’ve ever been to last week – a cooking class at Cook&Go. Cook&Go has locations throughout France and this is their first US location, over on 16th between 9th and 10th. The concept at Cook&Go is you prepare and cook [...]

Holiday Pop-Up Shops!

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is very dear to my heart – my friends and I participate in an annual charity event, called Cycle for Survival.

Now through Saturday, there’s a pop-up shop called Holiday Bizarre where 100% of the proceeds benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering. This Surrealist-themed pop-up shop is FIT designed, installed, and merchandised by students [...]

Coming Up! Free Ice Skating at Chelsea Piers!

Mark your calendars! Join Zicam Cold Remedy for a free ice skating day at Chelsea Piers on Sunday, November 17 from 1-3pm. The first 300 people to visit the Zicam booth at Sky Rink will receive free admission and skate rental. Thanks to Ludmila for the [...]

Try This Trick! Season of Savings!

Created in response to the devastating effect that September 11th had on sales at Broadway shows and at businesses in and around the Times Square theatre district, Season of Savings is a bi-annual event where you can purchase tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway shows at a discount. Tickets start as low as $24.50 and [...]

It’s Official – NYC Pools are Open!

It’s official! The pools are open here in NYC, but every time I suggest we go swimming in the neighborhood pool, I get an “ew. I don’t want to be swimming in a see of pee.” Even my boyfriend will take one look at me and say “You’re kidding, right?”

Well, I’ve gone [...]

20 Readers Get Free Theatre Tickets!


Normally we have a giveaway for one lucky reader to go with a friend to a theatre production….but this time, 20 of you are going to get to see this show – FOR FREE.

Award-winning theatre companies Rescue Agreement and CAP21 bring you If [or When] the Roof Falls [...]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost