One of the special places in our neighborhood is right across the street from our house. The Boat Basin is a great little cafe with cheap, but good food. It is located right on the Hudson along the Hudson River Park that runs all the way down to Battery Park. We ate dinner and then took Syd out for a "ride" on her new tricylce - I felt like I was on the West Cost! It was about 70 something degrees and just pleasant. Anyway if you are in NYC during the spring and summer, you have to check out this place - you will love it!