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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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Free Tickets from Goldstar

Free tickets, anyone? Hop aboard the Comp Train, Goldstar’s popular two-day promotion that features complimentary tickets to tons of fun events throughout the country. For just 48 hours, Goldstar will be offering literally thousands of free tickets to live theater, concerts, dance, comedy and more. And since all you pay is a tiny service fee (the [...]

It’s Hot Out and the Public Pools are Open

It’s freaking hot out today. By 9:30 am, I was nearly sweating through my dress. The one cure on a day like today is the pool!

Not sure you want to give the public pool a try? Here’s my experience from a few years back at the pool in Astoria. The pools are [...]

Deal Alert! $5 Fitness Classes!

Outdoor Rise is NYC’s annual adventure festival featuring one-of-a-kind outdoor experiences, running from June 21 – 27. From rock climbing to yoga in Central Park to paddleboarding on the Hudson River to hiking in Staten Island, Outdoor Rise brings the spirit of adventure to the heart of the city — and pays it forward, [...]

Movies at South Street Seaport

Telling you this event a day in advance so you can make plans for tomorrow night! This summer, every Wednesday and Saturday there will be an outdoor movie at South Street Seaport, at the intersection of Front and Fulton Streets. Movies are screened outside starting at 8pm (sunset), and there will be lounge chairs [...]

Bingo at Sunswick Every Thursday!

Sunswick, a bar on 35th Street and 35th Ave in Astoria, holds a special place in my heart – my fiance and I had a few drinks there on our first date. So here’s another reason why I love it – they now offer Bingo on Thursday nights. It starts at 8pm, and prizes [...]

Get Cookin’ at Cook&Go

Via my buddy, @yaelleah

I went to one of the best blogger events I’ve ever been to last week – a cooking class at Cook&Go. Cook&Go has locations throughout France and this is their first US location, over on 16th between 9th and 10th. The concept at Cook&Go is you prepare and cook [...]

Holiday Pop-Up Shops!

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is very dear to my heart – my friends and I participate in an annual charity event, called Cycle for Survival.

Now through Saturday, there’s a pop-up shop called Holiday Bizarre where 100% of the proceeds benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering. This Surrealist-themed pop-up shop is FIT designed, installed, and merchandised by students [...]

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! Astronomy Night at the Intrepid!

Here’s something different to do this weekend!  Head to the Intrepid on 46th St and 12th Ave for a night of free star-gazing from 8pm – 10:30 pm on Saturday, July 27. Local astronomers will be on hand with high-powered telescopes to help you navigate the night sky and offer talks and demonstrations on [...]

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 [...]

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