In for labor day weekend...
Will be hanging out around 34th and Lexington, staying with a friend. We be poor...
Recommendations of places to chow that won't break the bank? My taste tends to be pretty adventurous so feel free to recommend away!
34th & Lexington Avenue is not a great area for Chowhound and cheap dining. However, you're within walking distance of Koreatown - one restaurant after the other on 32nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues. If you do a search on this area, you'll find many recommendations.
Around 33rd & Lex is Grand Szechuan which has gotten positive reviews Also on Lexington Avenue starting around 29th Street and working down to 24th Street is what is known as Curry Hill - lots of Indian restaurants. Check out Kalustan's for take-out and there's an upstairs section which has a sitdown area.
You're really not that far from other good chow neighborhoods - get yourself a metro card and explore by bus. You'll see a lot more than by subway if you're into neighborhoods.