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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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Fabulous Freebie! Free Coffee in Astoria!

  This just in from our friends at We Heart Astoria! Caffino on Crescent and 30th   Ave is offering a free single origin drip coffee from 9am – 2pm on Thursday.

Fabulous Freebie! Free Fitness Classes at South Street Seaport!

If you live or work downtown, take advantage of these free morning fitness classes from 7-8am. Starting today through August 29th, the Crunch Gym on John Street will be holding FREE fitness classes on the Front/Row lawn at South Street Seaport (corner of Front and Fulton Streets).

The schedule is as follows:

Mondays: Yoga, Sunrise Salutations Tuesdays: Breakfast [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Bagels!

Snag a free bagel in Union Square today until 2pm. Since Union Square is a big place, look for the four big blue dumpsters. Additionally, you’ll score a Nasty Gal gift card. Thanks to Ludmila for the tip!

Fabulous Freebie! Free Pomme Frites!

TableHoppingNY has a deal this week for free fries at Pomme Frites.  Located on 2nd Ave and 7th,  you’ll enjoy Belgian fries with toppings like Vietnamese pineapple mayo, smoked eggplant mayo, drowned in malt vinegar or peanut satay.  How do you get your free fries?  Follow these steps.

First, click here Enter your name and email to receive your [...]

Rumor Has It… Free Shaved Ice!

Not confirmed on the timing of this, but according to this press release,   there will be Tommy Bahama branded shave ice carts in  Bryant serving free cool, refreshing razor fine shavings of ice with a choice of mango or pineapple flavoring in honor of National Relaxation Day.  Free frozen treats will also be served to all [...]

It’s Official – NYC Pools are Open!

It’s official! The pools are open here in NYC, but every time I suggest we go swimming in the neighborhood pool, I get an “ew. I don’t want to be swimming in a see of pee.” Even my boyfriend will take one look at me and say “You’re kidding, right?”

Well, I’ve gone [...]

20 Readers Get Free Theatre Tickets!


Normally we have a giveaway for one lucky reader to go with a friend to a theatre production….but this time, 20 of you are going to get to see this show – FOR FREE.

Award-winning theatre companies Rescue Agreement and CAP21 bring you If [or When] the Roof Falls [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Fitness Classes!

Now through August 21, swing by Pier 64 on W 24th Street for free fitness classes every Wednesday. Classes start at 6:30 and are limited to the first 75 participants. In partnership with Equinox, NYC Service and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, NYC Parks brings you Nia, a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Pinkberry Greek Yogurt!

Visit Pinkberry between 11-2pm every Wednesday this April for a free Pinkberry Greek yogurt. All of the terms and conditions are here but these look pretty straight forward – one free yogurt per visit and only at participating locations. If you find a participating location, please let us [...]

Fabulous Freebie! Free Thai Samples at E-San Thai!

Remember yesterday when I told you about E-San Thai? Swing by E-San Thai today, March 26 from 3-5 pm in Murray Hill on 2nd Ave between 34th and 35th Street for a free sample of the following treats:

Whole sea bass Volcanic shrimp Green mango salad Chicken curry puff Steamed chicken dumpling Thai fish [...]

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