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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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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 [...]

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, [...]

Wine Tour in Lehigh Valley with Living Social

If you are looking for something fun to do with your friends, consider the Living Social Wine tour. A group of 8 of went on the Lehigh Valley wine tour last weekend and it was a lot of fun. I recommend buying tickets together and sharing the buy three get one free link that [...]

Deal Alert! Discounted Ballet Tickets!

Am I the only person who has wanted to see a ballet since the movie Black Swan? This weekend on Sunday, April 21, the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is hosting Amadeus, a ballet, presented by Ballet-théâtre atlantique du Canada.  The story line? A young prodigy arrives at the Austrian court, igniting [...]

Coming Up! 20at20 is Back!

Want to see an off-Broadway show for cheap? Well 20at20 is back, starting Tuesday, January 22 and going through February 10. How does it work? Arrive at the theater 20 minutes before show time at these select shows, and you’ll have the option to purchase tickets for $20. You may recall that I tried this promotion a few [...]

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