Anton. Ive never fished the City but a lot of guys fish the west side piers and the Battery. Lower Manhattan. Probably best at the battery where there is light and you can see. Chinookhead used to fish there often. Blues are around but this time last year big bass were still around.
You cant hook up if you dont give it a shot.
Heres a thread with the piers on the Jersey side if you go through the tunnell.