Photographs of Senator McCain at Verrazano Pizzeria by Mary Altaffer/AP

Senator John McCain headed visited New York today. He stopped off to appear on The View in Manhattan and discussed a homeowner aid plan in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. And while in Bay Ridge, he went to Verrazano Pizza on 4th Avenue and 91st Street and bought a $3 slice of pepperoni pizza.


He told the counter worker to keep the change from a $20, which signals the Republican presidential candidate as a super generous tipper (Obama left a $10 tip on a $17.34 Midtown Manhattan diner breakfast last year) who also knows a good photo op.

And Mayor Bloomberg introduced McCain before his talk in Bay Ridge, calling him, "He is someone who is nothing if not forthright." You can read more about McCain's plan for homeowner aid here.