So I see, now that I’m actually *reading* the thread. :-D
I’m a longtimer in the neighborhood (lower Manhattan), so I can give you specifics on some things that people who haven’t spent many years living here can’t. For example, I can tell you a nice place to get some breakfast. Not only is the food and coffee pretty good, but if the weather is nice, you can sit out back with some nice scenery, including the Fed. :-) Or where to get cheap but decent Chinese and Indian food, etc.
Cheap is good :)
where’s a good place near our hotel for breakfast?
the most important meal of the day!