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 Food 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 Drink 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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