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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 Juice at Jamba Juice on Wednesday!

Swing by Jamba Juice on Wednesday for a free juice at participating locations. From 9am -11am on Wednesday, August 6, you’ll get a free 12 oz juice – choose from Veggie Harvest, Citrus Kick or Tropical Greens. Find a participating location!

This Weekend: Big Apple Barbecue

This weekend is the Big Apple BBQ.  From 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, head to Madison Square Park and you’ll see dozens of BBQ vendors from across the country.  Admission to the event is free, but if you want to eat ribs, brisket or pork, it’s just $9 a plate.  To further [...]

Coming Up! National Doughnut Day Friday!

In honor of National Doughnut Day tomorrow, check out these three deals – figured we’d tell you ahead of time so you can get breakfast!

Krispy Kreme: offering a free doughnut of any variety (located in Penn). No purchase necessary. Dunkin’ Donuts: offering a free donut when you purchase any beverage. Doughnut Plant: My [...]

Coming Up! Yard Sale This Weekend!

Miss the ‘burbs and bargaining at big yard sales? Well there is a huge yard sale this Saturday on W .103rd St from West End to Riverside Drive. From 10 – 5pm, you can expect:

more than 40 neighborhood vendors! bargains galore: new & used household items, electronics… vintage collectibles, art & jewelry live [...]

Coming Up! Brother Jimmy’s Valentine’s Schmalentine’s Day Party!

There have been plenty of years that I’ve spent V-Day solo, chugging drinks in a bar. 

If you are going to do that again this 14th, here’s where you should drink – Brother Jimmy’s in Murray Hill (31st and Lexington). Why? Cheap drinks.

This Valentine’s Day, enjoy FREE shots of Baron Tequila with every [...]

Coming Up! Hot Chocolate Night!

La Maison du Chocolat is hosting its first “Hot Chocolate Night” on December 23. From 8 p.m. to midnight, swing by 30 Rock Center to enjoy complimentary tastings of hot chocolate and macaroons.

Coming Up! Free Hot Cocoa and Cupcakes!

Starting Saturday, American Express is bringing you sugar and spice and everything nice.   From Saturday, December 21 through Monday, December 23, the American Express holiday truck will be distributing holiday cheer in the form of cupcakes and hot cocoa.  American Express holiday trucks will hit the streets of NYC treating thousands to yummy Candy Cane Crunch [...]

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 [...]

Coming Up! Sample Craft Beers for $20!

On Friday, November 22nd, head to Katch Brewery & Grill in Astoria for live music from Bon Journey, a tribute band to Bon Jovi and Journey. This event includes a $20 special where you can sample any of their 50 craft beers from 8pm-11pm.  If you are hungry, they have a new seasonal food menu. I [...]

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 [...]

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