BEST OF NYC™ Readers' Poll

BEST OF NYC™ Readers' Poll

The winners of our Readers' Choice poll:

Shopping and Services

Best Antiques: Goodwill

Best Bikini Waxer: Shape NYC

Best Bookstore: Barnes & Noble

Best Used Bookstore: The Strand

Best Comic Book Store: Bergen Street Comics

Best Furniture Store: Ikea

Best Gift Shop: Exit9 Gift Emporium

Best Hair Salon: Siren Hair Salon

Best Jewelry Store: In God We Trust

Best Lingerie: La Petite Coquette

Best Shoe Store: Tip Top Shoes

Best Skateboard Shop: Skate Brooklyn

Best Spa: D’Mai Urban Spa

Best T-Shirts: Sport Prospect

Best Tattoo Parlor: Goose Tattoo

Best Toy Store: Kidding Around

Best Vinyl Record Store: Academy Records

Arts and Entertainment

Best Broadway Theater: St. James Theater

Best Comedy Club: Upright Citizens Brigade

Best Free Concert Series: River to River Festival

Best Guitarist: Annie Clark

Best Jukebox: Cain’s Tavern

Best Karaoke: Karaoke Duet 35

Best Live Music Venue: Music Hall of Williamsburg

Best Movie Theater: Nitehawk Cinema

Best Museum: The Museum of Modern Art

Best New Art Gallery: Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

Best Off-Broadway Theater: Cherry Lane Theatre

Best Rock Bar: Saint Vitus

Best Strip Club: Flashdancers

Best Theater Actor: Mark Rylance

Best Theater Actress: Cherry Jones

Sports and Recreation

Best Basketball Court: West 4th Street Courts

Best Bike Shop: Ride Brooklyn

Best Brooklyn Net: Chris Humphries

Best New York Giant: Victor Cruz

Best Gym: New York Health and Racquet Club

Best Horse Track: Belmont Park

Best New York Jet: Mark Sanchez

Best New York Knick: Carmelo Anthony

Best New York Met: David Wright

Best New York Yankee: Derek Jeter

Best Team Owner: Mara Family

Best Tennis Courts: Central Park


Best Burger: Shake Shack Best Cheap Meal: Vanessa’s Dumpling House

Best Cupcake: Cupcake Café Best Dumplings: Vanessa’s Dumpling House

Best Falafel: Taim

Best Fast Food: Shake Shack

Best Fish: Mary’s Fish Camp

Best Fried Chicken: Popeyes

Best Fries: Pommes Frites

Best Healthy Meal: Capizzi Pizzeria

Best Hot Dog: Papaya King

Best Ice Cream: Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

Best Italian Restaurant: La Bella

Best Noodles: Xi’an Famous Foods

Best Off-the-Wall Meal: Peter Luger Steakhouse

Best Pizza: Capizzi Pizzeria

Best Salad: Chop’t Creative Salad Company

Best Sandwich: Katz’s Delicatessen

Best Small Plates: The Vanderbilt

Best Soup: El Malecon Restaurant II

Best Spicy Food: Brick Lane Curry House

Best Sushi: Sushi Samba 7

Best Taco: Brooklyn Taco Co.

Best Unhealthy Meal: Katz’s Delicatessen

Best Wrap: Saladworks


Best Beer Garden: Bohemia Hall and Beer Garden

Best Beer List: Radegast Hall and Biergarten

Best Bloody Mary: Blarney Castle

Best Dive Bar: Freddy’s

Best Happy Hour: San Loco

Best Hookah Bar: Karma Bar and Lounge

Best Margarita: Rosa Mexicano

Best Martini: Dutch Kills Bar

Best New Bar: Arena Lounge

Best Sports Bar: Blondies Sports

Best Triva Bar: Tippin Inn

Best Wine List: Il Fornetto

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