Lola's (Williamsburg?) - Great neighborhood spot where they remember you after a couple of visits. My introduction to brunch in NYC.
Old Devil Moon (East Village) - Best grits I've had up north. The servings are gigantic and will keep you full for the day.
7A (East Village) - Functional food. But most importantly, serves brunch until 5p.
Mary Ann's (East Village) - Mexican and has grits, which were just ok. Nice patio out back in the warmer weather.
Kate's Joint (East Village) - Your best option for veggie/vegan brunch. Better than Life - food and selection.
Jane (West Village) - Decadent. The creme brulee battered french toast was to die for.
Essex on Essex (LES) - Almost unlimited drinks (technically 4 but they don't really keep count). The food is better than average and the wait isn't usually as long as it looks when you first enter.