I work in times square and see Juniors is open in the huge space that was Balzano's (for all of 5 minutes).
I've never been to the original Juniors- I'm aware it is now a regional "chain", and bound to be hit by tourists soon. The menu, however, seems incredibly reasonable, like a local diner. The big space and low-key decor seem pleasant for a quick lunch. I see they also serve breakfast.
Could this be an option for a quick sit-down bite? I love 9th ave like everyone else but would love something so close...it's cheap enough to give a shot but just seeing if anyone has input?