We're bringing the family to NYC in a week, staying four days in Williamsburg but planning excursions to Riverside and/or Central Parks, the MoMA or Guggenheim, the High Line, Strand Books, and the LES. We know we want dim sum, excellent pizza, bagels (with as much smoked salmon as possible), and pastrami sandwiches at Katz's. Red Rooster and Momofuku Noodle Bar are high on the list of other possibilities. Everybody's a pretty adventurous eater -- our goal is classic NYC plus things we can't get at home in small-town Virginia.
We'd love some less-expensive-but-excellent lunch recommendations in Manhattan and Harlem, and would also like to avoid, if possible, the Easter brunch crowd. Would we be insane to attempt dim sum on Sunday?
The Chelsea Market has captured my attention for High Line day -- looks like lots of choices in a fun setting. Am I wrong? Will it be too overrun by tourists? Or, if I'm right, what should we be sure to try?
We'll most likely be back in Brooklyn for dinner, something simple like pizza or takeout after a long day. But if you know of don't-miss places near the Lorimer St. Metro Station, bring on the suggestions. Where do we find the best bagels in that neighborhood? Oh, and we'll see the Bowie exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum on Wednesday -- any good last-day-in-NY lunch spots nearby? Thanks!