cheap kushari joint in Manhattan?
I went through the same cravings myself after coming back from Cairo a few years ago. There's a place called Village Restaurant on 2nd Ave. b/w 2nd and 3rd that sometimes serves kushari. It's an Egyptian/pizza/grilled chicken joint that is usually filled with car service drivers. I haven't been there in a while, but they used to serve kusheri once or twice a week. Good luck.