It's hard to find egg rolls as good as they were 40 years ago. They should be big, crisp but just a little greasy. The best I ever had were from a takeout place on Church Avenue in Brooklyn called Star Kitchen.
The East Village may be best known these days as a nightlife neighborhood, but it also has breakfast down. And we don't mean brunch: we mean breakfast, available before you go to work on a weekday, something to nourish you rather than just nurse a hangover.