Captain David’s favorite place for drinks and food:
Skip the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock and The Edge and visit Manhatta for drinks and a FANTASTIC view. Close to Tribeca Sailing on 28 Liberty Street. Walk in for drinks or make reservations for dinner, try to sit at the chefs table if you can. This is an experience you will not forget and one of New York’s best.
All’Antico Viniaio NYC (729 Eighth Avenue)
Lines form before it opens at noon. The Florence import is manned by upbeat guys singing along to Italian music while slicing and stuffing squares of golden schiacciata (Tuscan bread that’s thinner than focaccia). La Favolosa is the best seller, the bread plastered with pecorino cream and artichoke cream, piled with salame and spicy eggplant and crushed into a big delicious mess. The shop is cramped, so if it’s a nice day, picnic in Bryant Park, a 10-minute walk away.