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2013 Readers' Poll Contest New York 2013 -

SHOPPING AND SERVICES

Best Toy Store
Kidrobot
118 Prince Street, 212-966-6688
kidrobot.com

Best Tattoo Parlor
Brooklyn Ink
462 87th Street, Brooklyn, 718-238-0844
brooklyninktattoo.com

Best Comic Book Store
Forbidden Planet
840 Broadway, 212-473-1576
fpnyc.com

Best Bikini Waxer
European Wax Center
Various locations around Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.
Manhattan:
1577 First Avenue, 212-288-8088;
314 Columbus Avenue, 212-799-5999;
315 West 57th Street, 646-553-3655;
222 East 34th Street, 646-553-3666;
82 University Place, 646-553-3686
Staten Island:
2935 Veterans Road West, 718-356-6200;
2381 Hylan Boulevard, 718-980-3300;
2329 Richmond Avenue, 718-477-6000
Queens:
70-10 Austin Street, 718-544-0001;
30-19 Steinway Street, 718-663-4626
waxcenter.com

Best Lingerie
Agent Provocateur
133 Mercer Street, 212-965-0229
agentprovocateur.com

Best Antiques
Brooklyn Flea
176 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-928-6603
20 East 40th Street, 713-935-1052
brooklynflea.com

Best Spa
Spa Castle
131-10 Eleventh Avenue, Queens, 718-939-6300
spacastleusa.com/ny

Best Vinyl Record Store
Earwax Records (Tie)
167 North 9th Street, Brooklyn, 718-486-3771
facebook.com/pages/Earwax-Records/292081603948

Other Music (Tie)
15 East 4th Street, 212-477-8150
othermusic.com

Best Skateboard Shop
Skate Brooklyn
78 St. Marks Place, Brooklyn, 718-857-5283
skatebrooklynny.com

Best Bookstore
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, 212-473-1452
strandbooks.com

Best Furniture Store
ABC Carpet and Home
888 Broadway, 212-473-3000
abchome.com

Best Hair Salon
Nelson's Barber Shop
248 Parkside Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-462-8800

Best Used Bookstore
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, 212-473-1452
strandbooks.com

Best Gift Shop
MOMA Design Store
44 West 53rd Street, 212-767-1050
11 West 53rd Street, 212-708-9700
81 Spring Street, 646-613-1367
momastore.org

Best Jewelry Store
Catbird
219 Bedford Avenue, 718-599-3457
catbirdnyc.com

Best Shoe Store
DSW
40 East 14th Street, 212-674-2146
213 West 34th Street, 212-967-9703
2220 Broadway, 917-746-9422
139 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-789-6973
dsw.com


SPORTS & RECREATION

Best New York Liberty
Cappie Pondexter

Best Gym
New York Health & Racquet Club (Tie)
Various locations around Manhattan
39 Whitehall Street, 212-269-980062 Cooper Square, 212-904-0400
24 East 13th Street, 212-924-4600270 Park Avenue South, 212-245-691760 West 23rd Street, 212-989-2300
132 East 45th Street, 212-986-3100
20 East 50th Street, 212-593-1500
110 West 56th Street, 212-541-7200
1433 York Avenue, 212-737-6666
nyhrc.com

New York Sports Club (Tie)
Various locations around Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island
mysportsclubs.com/regions/NYSC.htm?WT.svl=Header

Planet Fitness (Tie)
Various locations around Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island
planetfitness.com

Best New York Knick
Carmelo Anthony

Best Team Owner
John Mara

Best New York Jet
Nick Mangold

Best Brooklyn Net
Deron Williams

Best New York Giant
Victor Cruz

Best Basketball Court
McLaughlin Park
Jay and Tillary streets, Brooklyn
nycgovparks.org/parks/mclaughlinpark

Best Bike Shop
Brooklyn Bike & Board (Tie)
560 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, 347-295-2339

Ride Brooklyn (Tie)
468 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, 347-599-1340
ridebrooklynny.com

Best Horse Track
Belmont Park
2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, 516-775-2694
nyra.com

Best New York Yankee
Mariano Rivera

Best New York Red Bull
Eric Alexander (Tie)
Jonny Steele (Tie)

Best Golf Course
Bethpage State Park
99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale, 516-249-0700
nysparks.com/golf-courses/11/details.aspx

Best Tennis Court
chelseapiers.com

Best New York Ranger
Henrik Lundqvist

Best New York Islander
John Tavares

Best New York Met
David Wright


FOOD AND DRINK

Best Caribbean
Miss Lily's
132 Houston Street, 646-588-5375
misslilysnyc.com

Best Senegalese
Africa Kiné
256 West 116th Street, 212-666-9400 or 212-666-9500
africakine.com

Best Fries
Pommes Frites
123 Second Avenue, 212-674-1234
pommesfrites.ws

Best Fast Food
Shake Shack
Various locations around Manhattan and Brooklyn
shakeshack.com

Best French
Jacques Brasserie
204-206 East 85th Street, 212-327-2272
jacquesbrasserie.com

Best Beer Garden
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
29-19 24th Avenue, Queens, 718-274-4925
bohemianhall.com

Best Local Brewery
Brooklyn Brewery
79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn, 718-486-7422
brooklynbrewery.com

Best Pizza
Roberta's Pizza
261 Moore Street, Brooklyn, 718-417-1118
robertaspizza.com

Best Sandwich
Katz's Delicatessen
205 East Houston Street, 212-254-2246
katzsdelicatessen.com

Best Cheap Meal
Great N.Y. Noodletown
28 Bowery, 212-349-0923
greatnynoodletown.com

Best Thai
Pok Pok NY
127 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY, 718-923-9322
pokpokny.com

Best Fried Chicken
Pies 'N' Thighs
166 South Fourth Street, Brooklyn, 347-529-6090
piesnthighs.com

Best Small Plates
Miller's Near & Far
65 Rivington Street, 646-559-1210
millersnearandfar.com

Best Soup
Veselka
144 Second Avenue, 212-228-9682
veselka.com

Best Fish
Le Bernardin
155 West 51st Street, 212-554-1515
le-bernardin.com

Best Ice Cream
Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
125 East 7th Street; 61 Grove Street
biggayicecream.com

Best Italian
Dell'Anima (Tie)
38 Eighth Avenue, 212-366-6633
dellanima.com

Le Zie (Tie)
172 Seventh Avenue, 212-206-8686
lezie.com

Osteria Morini (Tie)
218 Lafayette Street, 212-965-8777
osteriamorini.com

Best Russian
Uncle Vanya Café
315 West 54th Street, 212-262-0542

Best Sushi
Taro Sushi
446 Dean Street, Brooklyn, 718-398-5240
tarosushibrooklyn.com

Best Cupcake
Baked by Melissa
Various locations around Manhattan
bakedbymelissa.com

Best Falafel
Mamoun's Falafel
22 St. Marks Place, 212-387-7747
mamouns.com

Best Hot Dog
Crif Dogs
113 St. Marks Place, 212-614-2728
555 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-302-3200
crifdogs.com

Best Wrap
Blossom Du Jour (Tie)
259 West 23rd Street, 212-229-2595
617 Ninth Avenue, 646-998-3535
165 Amsterdam Avenue, 212-799-9010
blossomdujour.com

Luscious Food (Tie)
59 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-398-5800
lusciousbrooklyn.com

Rebecca's Bakery & Chicken Q (Tie)
127 Avenue C, 212-260-6449

Best Japanese
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
187 Orchard Street, 212-466-0404
blueribbonrestaurants.com/rests_sushi_izakaya_main.htm

Best Outdoor Bar
Union Pool
484 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-609-0484
union-pool.com

Best German
Schnitzel Haus>
7319 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-836-5600
schnitzelhausny.com

Best Georgian
Oda House
76 Avenue B, 212-353-3838
odahouse.com

Best Indian
Tamarind
41-43 East 22nd Street, 212-674-7400
99 Hudson Street, 212-775-9000
tamarindrestaurantsnyc.com

Best Vietnamese
Num Pang Sandwich Shop
140 East 41st Street, 212-867-8889
1129 Broadway, 212-647-8889
21 East 12th Street, 212-255-3271
75 Ninth Avenue, 212-390-8851
numpangnyc.com

Best Korean
BonChon Chicken
325 Fifth Avenue, 212-686-8282
207 West 38th Street, 212-221-3339
957 Second Avenue, 212-308-8810
104 John Street, 646-692-4660
45-37 Bell Boulevard, Queens, 718-225-1010
bonchon.com

Best Salad
Maoz Vegetarian
Various locations around Manhattan
558 7th Ave, 212-777-0820
38 Union Square East, 212-260-1988
59 East Eighth Street, 212-420-5999
2857 Broadway, 212-222-6464;
2047 Broadway, 212-362-2622
683 Eighth Avenue, 212-265-2315;
Central Park, Fifth Avenue and 106th Street
maozusa.com/restaurants/locations/nyc

Best Austrian
Edi & The Wolf
102 Avenue C, 212-598-1040
ediandthewolf.com

Best Ethiopian
Queen of Sheba
650 Tenth Avenue, 212-397-0610
shebanyc.com

Best Martini
The Bowery Hotel
335 Bowery, 212-505-9100
theboweryhotel.com

Best Cocktails
Bowery Diner
241 Bowery, 212-388-0052
bowerydiner.com

Best Noodles
King Noodle
1045 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-456-6543
kingnoodlebk.com

Best Bloody Mary
Black Swan Bar
1048 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-783-4744
blackswannyc.com

Best New Bar
The Monro
481 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-499-2005
monropub.com

Best Healthy Meal
Mamoun's Falafel
119 MacDougal Street, 212-674-8685
22 St. Marks Place, 212-387-7747
mamouns.com

Best Beer List
D.B.A. Brooklyn
113 North 7th Street, Brooklyn, 718-218-6006
dba-brooklyn.com

Best Dumplings
Vanessa's Dumpling House
220 East 14th Street, 212-529-1328
vanessasdumplinghouse.com

Best Wine List
Wolf and Deer
74 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-398-3181

Best Spicy Food
Mission Chinese Food
154 Orchard Street, 212-529-8800
missionchinesefood.com/ny

Best Sports Bar
The Blind Pig
233 East 14th Street, 212-209-1573
blindpignyc.com

Best Hookah Bar
Le Souk Harem Lounge
510 Laguardia Place, 212-777-5454
lesoukny.com/harem1

Best Happy Hour
Cain's Tavern
36 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-326-2663
cainstavern.com

Best Malaysian
Curry Leaves Malaysian
135-31 40th Road, Queens, 718-762-9313

Best Margarita
Lobo Park Slope
188 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-636-8886
lobonyc.com

Best Taco
Dos Toros Taqueria
11 Carmine Street, 212-627-2351
1111 Lexington Avenue, 212-535-4658
137 Fourth Avenue, 212-677-7300
189 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn,
718-384-8833dostoros.com

Best Dive Bar
Cain's Tavern
36 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-326-2663
cainstavern.com

Best Chinese
Mission Chinese Food
154 Orchard Street, 212-529-8800
missionchinesefood.com/ny

Best Burger
Shake Shack
Various locations around Manhattan, Brooklyn, and JFK International Airport
shakeshack.com


ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Best Theater Actress
Cherry Jones

Best Off-Broadway Theater
BAM Harvey Theater
651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, 718-636-4100
bam.org

Best Theater Actor
Jim Fletcher

Best Broadway Theater
Eugene O'Neill Theatre>
230 West 49th Street, (212) 840-8181
eugene-oneill-theater.com

Best Jukebox
Duff's Brooklyn
168 Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-599-2092
duffsbrooklyn.com

Best Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, 212-535-7710
metmuseum.org

Best Strip Club
Pumps Bar
1089 Grand Street, Brooklyn, 718-599-2474, pumpsbar.com

Best Comedy Club
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
307 West 26th Street, 212-366-9176
newyork.ucbtheatre.com

Best Karaoke
Winnie's
104 Bayard Street, 212-732-2384

Best Guitarist
Marnie Stern

Best Free Concert Series
Celebrate Brooklyn
bricartsmedia.org/performing-arts/celebrate-brooklyn

Best New Art Gallery
Agora Gallery (Tie)
530 West 25th Street, 212-226-4151
agora-gallery.com

Leo Koenig Inc. (Tie)
545 West 23rd Street, 212-334-9255
leokoenig.com

Best Live Music Venue
Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey Street, 212-533-2111
boweryballroom.com

Best Rock Bar
Cain's Tavern
36 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-326-2663
cainstavern.com

Best Trivia Bar
Cain's Tavern
36 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-326-2663
cainstavern.com

Best Movie Theater
IFC Center (Tie)
323 Sixth Avenue, 212-924-7771
ifccenter.com

Nitehawk Cinema (Tie)
136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-384-3980
nitehawkcinema.com

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