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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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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. [...]

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 [...]

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