Ok, all you NYC 'hounds, I've got a question for you. My wife and I will be driving through lower Manhattan, specifically Little Italy, Chinatown (maybe) and Tribeca, on Saturday, September 29th at approximately 5:00AM. This is part of a much longer NC to ME trip, and we're detouring a bit as my wife has never been to NYC, and wants to see at least a bit of Little Italy as that's where her family first settled when they came over around WWII. Therefore, this will be a quick drive through the area, entering via the Williamsburg bridge and exiting via the Holland tunnel. We don't intend to divert much from what appears to be the straightest shot (Delancy to Lafayette to Canal).
So, the question is, within the context outlined above (very early morning, straightest shot through town), is there anyplace you recommend we stop for breakfast? I use the term "breakfast" loosely as it coincides with the time of day, but any type of food will do; we aren't picky at all. Where shall we eat? I hope something meets our criteria, and look forward to your responses.