We rented a studio to explore this district only to learn it's become the hottest spot for trendy restaurants and clubbing. (We just hope we'll be able to sleep nights.) Are there still affordable good eats in this neighborhood? We'll need breakfasts daily, an end-of -day cafe, and places for a satisfying weeknight meal. Also, if anyone knows of a place with good take-out (with cold beer) in case we just need to collapse on reaching our 4th-floor walkup.
In addition, we would welcome knowing of your favorite (moderate) dinner spots elsewhere in Manhattan. So far, we know we want to re-visit Coppola's, which has a traditional Italian menu, but we're game for other ethnic or American (is there a difference?) cuisines. Thanks.