BEST FISH MARKET - 2000
Thanks to traffic patterns and Coastal Seafoods, we get our fish faster than most New Yorkers. Squid, crab, and oysters, too. At first glance Coastal's two retail outlets are underwhelming, small shops featuring small display cases, a few dry goods and frozen items. The selection is limited--until you consider that those glistening hunks of snapper, salmon, and tuna were real live fish just hours ago, and that in a few hours they'll be replaced with more of the same. To put it another way: The reason there aren't more fish in these cases is that right now the ones that ought to be there are still cruising around the various rivers and oceans of the world, thinking fish thoughts, oblivious to their date with your plate.