We once stopped watching reruns of Star Trek: Next Generation clear through the month of March, which really was an incredible feat of willpower. We also kicked a really unpleasant spitting habit once, too. Anything’s possible.
LINDSAY Where she presides: Coppersmith’s, Hell’s Kitchen Favorite drink: Jack and Coke
I don’t make them. Why? Because I don’t have the willpower to keep them. I mean, I try to cut down on drinking and swearing, but that never happens.
SCOTT Where he presides: ReBar, Dumbo Favorite drink: Trappist Beer
I actually have kept one New Year’s resolution, and that’s to stop smoking. But I have one that’s not going well. Told myself that whenever I saw someone in need I’d give them a dollar. That lasted about three days.
FRANCESCA Where she presides: Motor City, LES Favorite drink: Ginger Ale
Look, I deal in vice. It’s part and parcel of my profession. New Year’s resolutions are always to stop drinking this, or stop eating that. Should I really be resolving to do something that conflicts pretty directly with what I do? My answer is no... I’ve never kept a New Year’s resolution.
MORGAN Where she presides: Manahatta, NoHo Favorite drink: Patrón
I’d never been able to do it until this year, and I’m really pretty proud of myself. Last New Year’s Eve I vowed to go to the gym four times a week until 2008, and I’ve actually done it. Yeah, actually I’m in really good shape now. [Ed: We vowed to hit the gym once a month last year; it never happened. It shows. But way to go, Morgan!]
JIMMY Where he presides: McKenna’s Pub, Marine Park, Brooklyn Favorite drink: Cosmopolitan
[Ed: Takes a minute to think, and then...] You know, I see these kids with their headphones on and I think — for years I haven’t been able to wear anything on my ears. Not since the accident. I got built-in noise in my head and that’s no way to live, man. No way to live. [Uh. Ok.]
KATE Where she presides: The Pit Stop, Greenpoint Favorite drink: Heineken
Last year I resolved to make all As in my college classes. Somehow, I made it happen.
DAN Where he presides: The Palace, Greenpoint Favorite drink: Beer
Sure, sure buddy. I’ve kept a New Year’s resolution. In the late 80s I resolved to listen to 50 percent more metal. I keep that resolution every year. You hear the jukebox right now? [Ed: Black Sabbath] That’s my selection.
KATIE Where she presides: DJ Reynolds, Hell’s Kitchen Favorite drink: Red wine
Never. I haven’t had a New Year’s resolution since I was 16 years old. You don’t need a new year to try to change things, I mean, don’t people make resolutions for the start of summer and in the fall too? I guess I try to be nicer to people — but it never works.
THEA Where she presides: Rodeo Bar, Murray Hill Favorite drink: Vodka Soda
I’ve only kept one New Year’s resolution, you want to hear it? It’s not to make anymore New Year’s resolutions! If you want to set goals, you can do it any other time of the year.