Looks like I could be in NYC on New Year's Eve. Basically, half the family want to see Times Square and half would really rather not be anywhere in the area! Any advice for an area or a place where my dad and I would be able to sit in a cafe/bar/restaurant with some atmosphere, but not be overwhelmed by crowds/noise/drunks? Live music (jazz, blues, just about anything) would be a bonus. Don't know where we're staying, but we would be fine with a commute. I got some great ideas for the rest of the visit from a couple other threads, but New Year's could form my entire impression of NYC!