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BEST OF NYC™ Readers’ Poll

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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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