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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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Coming Up! Free Ethiopian Tasting!

Visit Awash in Brooklyn tomorrow, December 18, on Court St between Baltic & Kane between 4-6pm for a free Ethiopian tasting. You’ll enjoy samples of:

Special Tibs (Beef cubes sautéed with onions, garlic, ginger, jalapenos and awaze) Yebeg Wat (Succulent lamb stew seasoned with garlic, onions, and berbere sauce) Veggie Combo (Choice of five of our scrumptious [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Wings on Saturday!

Stop by the new pub, The Rookery, on Saturday, October 5. Enjoy free sweet-and-spicy chicken wings and  $4 rum punch, $4 well drinks, and $1 off all cans and bottles beginning at 4pm. The Rookery is located on Troutman and St. Nicholas in Bushwick. Thanks to Ludmila for the [...]

Giveaway! Two Tickets to Friday’s 80s Party!

CONGRATS to Frank, winner of the contest. 

Our friends at The Skint and Brooklyn Based are throwing an 80s party aka “Cruel Summer 80s Dance Party” this Friday night, August 10, at

In My 80s Gear

The Bell House in Gowanus (near Park Slope if you’ve never been to Brooklyn). If you love the 80s, [...]

Coming Up! Bastille Day Party!

Our friends at the Skint are throwing this awesome party this weekend at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn for Bastille Day on Saturday.  Tickets are $12 in advance (purchased here), $15 at the door, and the first 350 folks will get a free beer.  What else to expect?

Live Music & Dancing with The Hot Sardines [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Coffee!

Visit Seattle’s Best Coffee in Downtown Brooklyn at 253 Livingston Street at Bond today until 11pm, and you’ll receive a free 12 oz brewed coffee. Last week, the store opened in Brooklyn, bringing a new menu of delicious coffee beverages, and commuter-friendly sandwiches and snacks that appeared for the first time on the East Coast.  [...]

Coupon Crazy! Free Entree with Purchase of a Wedge Club Burger!

The other day we asked what other content we could offer the readers of 89th and Broke, and I have to say, several folks said more Brooklyn stuff.  Well if you live or work near Fort Greene, consider this post for you!

Smashburger on Dekalb between Hudson and Rockwell is offering a promotion via [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free French Food in Brooklyn!

Visit Le P’tit Paris Bistro in Windsor Terrace in Brooklyn today from 2-4pm. You’ll be able to sample some delicious French dishes, including:

Moules mariniere - steamed mussels in garlic and white wine broth Steak Frites Pan seared hanger steak - with shallot butter sauce and fries Sole Meuniere - flounder filet in lemon butter sauce mashed [...]

Coming Up! Brooklyn Restaurant Week!

Make your reservations, folks! Next week, March 19 through the 29 is Brooklyn Restaurant Week - or it’s proper name, Dine in Brooklyn.  Enjoy a three course lunch for $20.12 or a dinner for $25, or brunch for 2 for $20.12. A full list of participating restaurants can be found here – and the best [...]

Deal Alert! Free Wine and Tiramisu at Savoia!

To mark its 10th year, Savoia Restaurant in Carroll Gardens is offering patrons a free glass of wine and serving of tiramisu with each dinner order tomorrow, January 10th from 4:30-6:30 pm. Additionally,  from 5-6 pm there will be free cooking demonstrations and tastings of their signature Rigatoni ala norma (no dinner purchase required) [...]

Coming Up! Village Voice’s “Brooklyn Pour” Craft Beer Festival!

We know that The Village Voice certainly knows how to throw a good eating/drinking event (Choice Eats, anyone?), so we’re pumped about their newest venture: “Brooklyn Pour” Craft Beer Festival. According to the site, the event will feature over 100 local, area craft beers along with food and entertainment. The afternoon event will enable guests to [...]

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