Best of Manhattan 2002: Readers’ Poll

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Best Neighborhood to Avoid



Upper West Side



Best 9/11 Opportunism



Patriotism



Best Outdoor Makeout Spot



Cloisters



Best New York Athlete



Mike Piazza



Best Subway Station to Avoid



Canal St.



Best Neighborhood



West Village



Best Local Celebrity Who
Still Is Not Lizzie Grubman



Robert De Niro



Best Reason to Leave New
York



Sept. 11



Best Reason to Stay in New
York



Sept. 11



Best Trend to Laugh At



Cellphones


 


 



Media &
Politics



Best Weekly Magazine



The New Yorker



Best Times Columnist



William Safire



Best Political Buffoon



George W. Bush



Best Bush Moment



His Loss in 2004



Best Political Reporter



Brian Lamb



Best Reason to Avoid New
York Press



Sex Ads



Best Overused Journalistic
Cliche



Tie: "Resolve"
and "Attacks"



Best New York Times
Writer to Laugh At



Maureen Dowd



Best New York Press
Cartoonist



Don Trachte



Best Media Columnist



Michael Wolff



Best New York Post
Columnist to Avoid



All of Them



Best Magazine to Avoid



Time Out New York



 


Services



Best Newsstand



Nikos News & Smoke Shop



Best Needle Exchange



Lower East Side



Best Tobacconist



Nat Sherman



Best Wine Shop



Astor Wines & Spirits



Best Florist



Magnolia



Best Butcher



Ottomanelli



Best DVD Store



Netflix



Best Gourmet Store



Whole Foods



Best Brooklyn Vet



Pet Treats



Best Guitar Store



Sam Ash



Best East Village Boutique



Jillery



Best Children’s Clothes



The Children’s Place



Best New Beauty Treatment



Cutting Your Own Hair



Best Men’s Clothes



Salvation Army



Best Pedicure



Bloomie Nails



Best Cheap CDs



Bootleg Street Vendors



Best Boxing Trainer



Rocco Graziosa



Best Record Store



Virgin



Best Spa



Bliss


 


 


 



Arts &
Entertainment



Best Local Band



Rock Candy



Best Overhyped Local Band



Tie: The Strokes and the
Yeah Yeah Yeahs



Best 9/11 Book



9/11, by Noam Chomsky



Best Rock Club



Northsix



Best Standup Comic



Margaret Cho



Best Party Night



Thursday



Best Film Programming



Film Forum



Best Jazz Venue



Blue Note



Best Art Gallery



The New Museum



Best Overcrowded "It"
Spot



Luxx



Best DJ



Armond White



Best Williamsburg Music
Venue



Northsix



Best Local Radio Talk-Show
Host



Don Imus


 



 



Eats &
Drinks



Best Manhattan Bar



Old Town Bar



Best New Restaurant



DuMont



Best Real Dive Bar



Turkey’s Nest



Best Bar Jukebox



The Library



Best Williamsburg Bar



The Abbey



Best Hetero Pick-Up Scene



Bedford Ave. Station



Best Gay Pickup Scene



Whole Foods



Best Tribeca Restaurant



The Harrison



Best Late-Night Restaurant



Florent



Best Soul Food



Sylvia’s



Best Queens Bar



The Station Cafe



Best Breakfast



Enid’s



Best Greenpoint Restaurant



Moon Shadow



Best Vegetarian Restaurant



Bliss



Best Expensive Restaurant



Nobu



Best Ice Cream



2nd Ave. & 9th St. Bodega’s
$1 Cones



Best Macaroni & Cheese



Mama’s



Best Slice of Pizza



Grimaldi’s



Best Kids’ Restaurant



Two Boots



Best Mexican Restaurant



Vera Cruz



Best Burger



Great Jones Cafe



Best Irish Bar



Rocky Sullivan’s



Best Dog-Friendly Restaurant



Barking Dog Luncheonette



Best Food Trend



Potluck at Home



Best Bar to Avoid



Jekyll and Hyde



Best First-Date Restaurant



Bubby’s



Best Restaurant to Break
Up In



Subway



Best Outdoor Dining



Arturo’s



Best Brooklyn Restaurant



Relish



Best Italian Restaurant



Il Cortile



Best Sports Announcer



Tim McCarver


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