Sure the Brooklyn Bridge is iconic. But ugh the crowds! Real insiders know that the best views are from the Manhattan Bridge. The less-crowded bridge is a spectacular place to see the sites. The wide walkway has plenty of room for you and the kids to stop and check out lower Manhattan. Start in Brooklyn and finish in China Town with some dim sum.
Time Out NY Kids recommends The Golden Unicorn (18 East Broadway at Catherine St, 212-941-0911) is known for its "sample-size, mix-and-match Cantonese dishes" seems just right for kids to experiment. Another pick was Big Wong (67 Mott St between Bayard and Canal Sts, 212-964-0540) for roast pork, roast duck and BBQ spare ribs ($4 with rice). NY Magazine touts their 13 types of congee or rice pudding.
But back to the bridge...Better hurry for your visit. Looks like our bridge is shaking a bit.