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89th And Broke

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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Try This Trick! Get Free Samples with PINCHme!

A few years ago, I told you guys my dirty secret: that I always scoop up free online samples.  If you are like me, you’ll want to check out PINCHme.  I stumbled across the site from someone’s Pinterest board, and am certainly glad I did.

With PINCHme, you’ll get an email when free samples [...]

Try This Trick! Unroll.me!

New year, new inbox – if you want to keep your inbox organized, try Unroll.me. This service which works with Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Google Apps, has you log in to your email account through Unroll.me and it identifies all the subscriptions you subscribe to. I had a ton of subscriptions from Groupon, LivingSocial, [...]

Try This Trick! New Year New You with Yoga Studio!

If you are trying to get fit in the new year but don’t have the cash for a gym membership, try the Yoga Studio app. It’s $2.99 in the Apple Store, but for less than a cup of coffee, you can enjoy different yoga classes.

I have a gym membership, but I downloaded the [...]

Try This Trick! Learn Another Language for Free!

One of my resolutions this year is to learn a new language – or more or less, remember the Spanish I took in high school for 4 years. After a few trips abroad this past year, I realized it’s embarrassing how bad I am at Spanish, and I feel like it’d be a helpful [...]

Try This Trick! Events for Citi Cardholders!

I will admit I have not tried this yet, you cut sharing in case some of you with Citi Cards want to give this a try.  Apparently, with a Citi card you can get complimentary access to a variety of events – up for grabs are comp tickets to  the Wired Store’s music events.


Try This Trick! Menu Plan and Save Money with eMeals!

I have to share a dirty secret with you – while I’ve still dined out in the past year, I’ve been making a HUGE effort to cook more. I find cooking to be fun and depending on the recipe, I can save more staying in and cooking than going straight to Seamless. I will [...]

Turn Your Instagram Photos Into Magnets – Save 25% Today!

My boyfriend and I have been to about 8 weddings this year, and we have so many fantastic photos from them on Instagram. But….when I went to print the photos at CVS, due to the square size, the photos looked terrible.

Let’s be honest – I wasn’t going to frame the photos, but stick [...]

Try This Trick! Use Ebates When Shopping Online!

Are you planning to do some holiday shopping this week or on Cyber Monday? If so, make sure to sign up first for Ebates. With Ebates, you earn a percentage of what you spend online back as a check or via paypal.  So for example, when you want to make a purchase at say a [...]

Try This Trick! Earn Gift Cards and Prizes with Bing Rewards!

If you are looking to make some easy cash, try Bing Rewards. You’ll earn credits for searching the web, trying out new features or learning tips and tricks to help you find what you are looking for. Redeem for gift cards, donations, and more – it’s free!

Here’s How It Works:

1. Sign up [...]

Try This Trick! Book Activities with Vimbly!

Have you checked out Vimbly yet? Vimbly acts as a directory and reservation service for activities here in NYC, and you can search for classes by day/time, type of class and price. Best of all – no phone calls are involved. You can book and pay for the class online.

Right now, I’m seeing [...]

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