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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! 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 [...]

Coming Up! Free Coffee!

To celebrate the launch of TBS’s new show, Ground Floor (side note: I LOVE YOU SKYLAR ASTIN), swing by these Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations tomorrow (THURSDAY) for free coffee from 8-11am.

Coming Up! Free Fries!

Swing by Burger King this weekend to try the new Satisfries,  which are lower-calorie, lower-fat fries, FOR FREE. You don’t need a coupon, you don’t need to make a purchase. Just show up to get your free fries. There is, however, a one-per-customer limit.

Coming Up! FAB! Festival!

Tomorrow, September 28, 2013, FABnyc will present the 10th Annual FAB! Festival from 1-5PM on East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery. This one-day-only arts festivals features FREE performances and exhibits for all ages. Attendees can sample tasty bites from local food vendors while enjoying dance, theater, and music by artists from across the Lower East [...]

Coming Up! Yard Sale this Weekend!

Want to go bargain hunting this weekend? There’s a multi-family yard sale on 104th Street between West End Ave and Riverside this  Saturday, September 28th from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Think of it as a 50+ family garage sale.

* Shop in more than 60 stalls bursting with treasures retrieved from the darkest corners of [...]

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