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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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Trying Italian in Financial District at Fino Wall Street

Last week, I was invited in to try Fino Wall Street. I’m not even going to tell you where it’s located, because I got incredibly lost trying to get there – I will say, just google Haru Financial District, and Fino Wall Street is located right downstairs.

Since the restaurant is located downtown, it [...]

Deal Alert! Lobster Dinner for Less than $20!

Here’s a tip:  visit Ulysses on Pearl Street in the Financial District (between Hanover Sq and Coenties Aly) on Mondays.  Why? After 4pm, you can get a 1.5 lb lobster, a baked potato and corn on the cob for just $18.95.  As a seafood lover, this is a deal that definitely can’t be beat [...]

5 Reasons Why Harry’s Brunch is 5 Stars

If you’ve seen me at all in the past month, I’ve raved about Harry’s to you.  Frankly, I think it’s one of my favorite brunch spots.  Here’s why:

1). The price: No matter what you order, Harry’s includes all you can drink Kir Royale, Blood Orange Mimosas and Peach

Photo via Yelp

Bellinis. [...]

Deal Alert! $2 Tacos at Toloache Taqueria!

Courtesy of Midtown Lunch

Eater reported that Toloache Taqueria downtown (83 Maiden Lane) now has Taco Tuesdays: $2 tacos on Tuesdays from noon – 5 pm.  But interestingly, Thrillist said that you can score these $2 tacos on Tuesday from 11 am – 9 pm and you need a secret password “Triple T.”  Hmm.

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Deal Alert! Free Pastries and Desserts!

La Maison du Chocolat is celebrating its 20th anniversary tonight, and what better way to party than with complimentary dessert and pastry tastings?  Swing by the Madison Avenue location at 78th Street between 7pm and midnight and sample chocolate tarts, chocolate mousse, macaroons, ice-cream and more. The event is completely free and open to [...]

Coming Up! BOGO Crumbs Cupcakes On Weekends!

If you happen to find yourself in the Financial District on the weekend (not the likeliest of scenarios, we know), then you will be happily rewarded with a BOGO deal from the Crumbs location on Wall Street. All summer long, that particular Crumbs will be giving away one Signature size cupcake with every Signature size cupcake purchased. [...]

Charity Event! Autism Awareness Fundraiser at the NYSE!

As someone who has been affected by autism, I recently joined a committee called Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP).  We throw two fundraisers a year, one of them being this summer at the New York Stock Exchange.

If you’d like to help raise awareness for autism, as well as raise money for individuals [...]

Delicious and Healthy Food at Yorganic

Yesterday, I was reading one of my favorite blogs, NYC Daily Deals and noticed a promotion at Yorganic -  free lunch for the first 300 people.  As soon as my call at noon was over, I grabbed my manager and ran down the street to this healthy, organic establishment in the Financial District.

I had been [...]

Deal Alert! Free Food From Tabasco Hangover Headquarters!

If St. Patrick’s Day got the best of you (and who can blame you?), then fear not, because Tabasco, along with Chef Laurent Tourondel, has the perfect holiday hangover cure – free food!

Together, Tabasco and Tourondel are hosting Tabasco Hangover Headquarters: a one-day mobile food truck to help New Yorkers get [...]

Deal Alert! $5 For a Beer and Burger at 1834 Bar & Burger!

As we noted, 1834 Bar & Burger celebrated its VIP Grand Opening Party with free drinks and hors d’oeuvres on Tuesday. But the celebration doesn’t end there.

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, there will be drink specials and a DJ playing all day today. And even better, starting tomorrow and lasting through Sunday, March 21st, [...]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost