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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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Tickets Still Available to Brooklyn Pour

Now, let me start by saying that I’ve never been to the Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival because I’ve been away every year the event has been put on. But, knowing this is put on by the folks who run my beloved Choice Eats, this event has to be awesome.

Brooklyn Pour will [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Spin Classes!

BYKlyn is a new cycling studio in Brooklyn on Flatbush between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue. Through April 29, they are offering several free classes – the ones on the weekend are full, but Monday and Tuesday still have spots open. Check out the schedule [...]

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 [...]

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