I went to FIT for 4 years - and MH is across the street. Out of all the area restaurants, pizzerias, delis, and cafes in the area, my friends and I always ate at Manhattan Heroes.
This is one of best lunch spots in NYC.
They serve the best RICE AND BEANS ever!
Pros: Best Rice and Beans, Inexpensive, Clean
Cons: Crowded:12:30 -1pm