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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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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 [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Fitness Classes!

Now through August 21, swing by Pier 64 on W 24th Street for free fitness classes every Wednesday. Classes start at 6:30 and are limited to the first 75 participants. In partnership with Equinox, NYC Service and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, NYC Parks brings you Nia, a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, [...]

Coming Up! Free Ice Skating!

Visit Fort Lauderdale is taking over Rockefeller Center’s skating rink this Wednesday, January 16 from 8am – 2pm. Expect free ice skating, full-sized palm trees and beach umbrellas, calypso music and ice dancers in bikinis. Plus, sunglasses will be handed out and a few lucky folks will walk away with a free vacation at the [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Admission to New Museum on Thursdays!

Looking for something to do tonight without breaking the bank? Check out the New Museum, located on Bowery between Stanton and Rivington.. Tonight, swing by from 7- 9pm and you’ll receive free admission. This deal is valid every Thursday, but note that the museum closes at 9pm so you may want to get there [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Bowling!

If you are still off today because of the hurricane, swing by Brooklyn Bowl from noon – 6pm for free bowling and brownies.

Fabulous Freebie! Free Concert & Pizza From Two Boots!

Hi guys – it’s been a while! I’m back to tell you about a great even happening this Thursday, August 23rd with Two Boots pizza!

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, they’re putting on a FREE concert at the East River Park Amphitheater featuring Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Mamarazzi,  Odetta Hartman, Himalayas, and the Whiskeyhickon Boys, as [...]

Revisiting the Review: NYC Public Pools

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.”

Well, I tried it last year, I did not get sick and in fact, I survived and [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Moving Screenings in Bryant Park!

Tonight marks the start of free movies in Bryant Park.  Every Monday, the gravel area around the lawn opens at 4, with access to the lawn beginning at 5.  Movies then begin at sunset, which is typically between 8-9pm.

This summer you can catch these movies at the following dates:

June 18 – “Psycho” [...]

Coming Up! Free Spin Classes!

Our reader Laurie shared two free cycling classes with us last week, after we wrote about free fitness classes on Friday at Athleta.  If you have a flexible Friday or Wednesday schedule, you may want to check these out!

Flywheel on 67th and 3rd offers a free cycling class every Friday at 12:30 pm. Laurie [...]

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