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Best Summer Festival Central Park Summer Stage (U.E.S.)

Best Public Bathroom Barnes & Nobles

Best Place to See Fashionistas Meatpacking District

Best Weekly Club Night Black Cat Tuesdays at Otto’s Shrunken Head (East Side)

Best DJ DJ Meat Mistress

Best Place For Radical Politics ABC No Rio – www.abcnorio.org

Best Republican Hang-Out Rodeo Bar (East Side)

Best Bronx Bar Rambling House (Woodlawn)

Best Brooklyn Bar The Lucky Cat (Williamsburg)

Best Queens Bar Bohemian Beer Garden (Astoria)

Best Newsstand W. 3rd & 6th Ave. (Greenwich Village)

Best Picnic Spot Tompkins Square Park, Center Section (East Village)

Best Rooftop Bar Gansevoort (Meatpacking District)

Best Flea Market Ave. A & 11th St. (East Village)

Best Chinese Food Fei Ma (East Village)

Best New Off-Broadway Flop Rebel Without a Cause

Best New Rapper to Avoid DJ Webstar & Young B, “Chicken Noodle Soup”

Best Subway Station to Avoid Canal Street Q Stop (Soho)

Best Local News Network NY1

Best Consignment Store Tokio 7 (East Village)

Best Annual Event Halloween Parade (Greenwich Village)

Best Cheap Date Starshine Burlesque at Rififi (East Village)

Best New York Beach Coney Island (Brooklyn)

Best Farmer’s Market Union Square Market

Best Park Madison Square Park (Flatiron District)

Best Public Space/Atrium Morgan Library & Museum (Murray Hill)

Best Vintage Clothing Store Upper East Side Goodwill (U.E.S.)

Best Wine Bar ’Inoteca (L.E.S.)

Best Piercing/Tattoo Shop New York Adorned (East Village)

Best Movie Theater Regal @ Union Square 

Best Bike Path West Side Highway

Best Arcade Dave & Buster’s (Midtown)

Best Happy Hour Sidewalk Café (East Village)

Best Sushi Megu (Tribeca)

Best Wash/Fold/Dry Place Quick Coin (Stuyvesant Town)

Best Off-Broadway Show Altar Boyz (Theater District)

Best Place to Hear Live Music Bowery Ballroom (East Village)

Best Place to Buy a Live Plant Union Square Greenmarket 

Best New Development to Hate L.E.S. NYU high-story dorm

Best Political Goof Hillary Clinton saying “What would Jesus do?” in the face of the (Mexican) immigration situation

Best Kept City Secret  Housing Works – www.housingworks.org

Best “Date” Activity New York Water Taxi

Best Insomniac Hideout Bamn! (East Village)

Best Place to Cure a Hangover The Pink Teacup (West Village)

Best Cupcake Magnolia (West Village)

Best Street Vendor The Mudtruck on Astor Place (East Village)

Best Outdoor Hangout Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village)

Best Place to Procrastinate Union Square

Best (Non-Chain) Coffee Shop Café Pick Me Up (East Village)

Best NYC Chain Better Burger (Murray Hill/Chelsea/Midtown West)

Best Air-Conditioned Hideaway NY Public Library (Midtown)

Best NYC Do-Gooder Norman Siegel

Best Place to Induce a Sugar Coma Alt Coffee (East Village)

Best Midtown Lunch Shake Shack (Flatiron)

Best Free Activity Shakespeare in the Park (Central Park)

Best NYC Celebrity to Hate Rudy Giuliani

Best EXPENSIVE Eats Sascha

Best Restaurant for Comfort Food Dinosaur BBQ (Harlem)

Best Art Exhibit Dada at MoMA (Midtown)

Best Celebrity Gaffe Russell Crowe throwing phone @ doorman 

Best Comic Strip Tom the Dancing Bug

Best Dancefloor Avalon (Chelsea)

Best Drink Special Happy Hour Half Price @ Rue B (East Village)

Best Ethnic “Fusion” Restaurant Spice Market (Meatpacking)

Best Improv Troupe Circus Amok – www.cicusamok.org

Best Local Band Matt & Kim

Best Local Politician Marty Markowitz

Best Local Writer Amy Hempel

Best Meal for Less Than $10 S’MAC (East Village)

Best New Music Venue McCarren Park Pool (Greenpoint/Brooklyn)

Best Place for Late Night Gorging Around the Clock (East Village)

Best Reason to Hate the WTC Memorial Morbid Tourists 

Best Standup Comic/Comedy Club Gotham Comedy Club (Chelsea)

Best Used CD Section Kim’s on St. Mark’s (East Village)

Best Vestige of Old New York CBGB’s (East Village)

Best WiFi Hotspot Bryant Park (Midtown)

Best $20 Pedicure Top A, Ave A @ Tompkins Square Park (East Village)

Best Dessert Bruno’s Bakery (West Village)

Best Patio Yaffe Café (East Village)

Best Bring-Your-Own-Wine Restaurant Poke (Yorkville/U.E.S.)

Best Wine Store Trader Joe’s (Union Square)

Best Karaoke Sing Sing Karaoke (East Village)

Best Community Art City Reliquary (Williamsburg)

Best Teashop Podunk (East Village)

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BEST OF MANHATTAN 2003 READERS POLL



BEST OF MANHATTAN 2003
READERS POLL



Best 24-Hour Breakfast
Menu
Odessa



Best Activist Group Time’s
Up!


Best After-Hours Party Famous,
at Shebeen


Best Animal at the Central
Park Zoo
Penguin


Best Art Gallery PS1


Best Band with Average
Age under 30
Northern State


Best Bank Washington
Mutual


Best Bar for Pool Ace
Bar


Best Bar to Throw Down Village
Idiot


Best Bathroom for Drugs The
Roxy


Best Bathroom for Sex The
Roxy


Best Bike Shop Frank’s
Bike Shop


Best Bookstore The
Strand


Best Car Rental Avis


Best Celebrity Arrest Guy
from Phish


Best Cheap Hotel St.
Marks Hotel


Best Cheap Tacos San
Loco


Best Comedy Venue Caroline’s


Best Computer Store Tekserve


Best Dance Floor Luxx


Best Doggie Treats Creature
Features


Best Doomed Local Athlete Armando
Benitez


Best Embarrassing Political
Moment
City Hall assassination


Best Escort Service KM
Entertainment


Best Fish and Chips A
Salt & Battery


Best Flea Market 6th
& 26th


Best Foie Gras Le
Jardin Bistro


Best Food Co-op Park
Slope Food Coop


Best Free Bar Food Pine
Too


Best Fresh Bread Amy’s
Bread


Best Fresh Fruit Balducci’s


Best Fresh Seafood Citarella


Best Gossip Page Page
Six


Best Guacamole MaryAnn’s


Best Gym Gleason’s


Best Happy Hour McSwiggans
Wednesdays


Best Hiphop DJ DJ
Octane


Best Home Improvement
Store
Home Depot


Best Hospital Columbia
Presbyterian


Best Ice Cream Cone Carvel


Best Indian Food on 6th
St.
Curry House


Best Italian Ice De
Robertis


Best-Kept Secret That
you’ve got herpes


Best Kitchen Supplies Bed
Bath & Beyond


Best Landmark Building Flatiron


Best Laundromat Metropolis
Super Laundry


Best Letter of the Alphabet O


Best Lighting Store Village
Lighting


Best Liquor Store Crossroads


Best Local Brewery Brooklyn
Brewery


Best Local Crime/Criminal Rudy
Giuliani


Best Local Politician Hillary
Clinton


Best Local Record Label Brooklyn
Beats


Best Local Website Craigslist


Best Glossy Magazine
with “New York” in the Title
The New Yorker


Best Major-Event Music
Venue
Madison Square Garden


Best Man with a Van Mr.
T


Best Meatball Le
Zie


Best Media Scandal Jayson
Blair


Best Men’s Barber London
Haircuts


Best Mets Trade Roberto
Alomar


Best Milkshake Original
New York Milkshake Company


Best Movie Theater Film
Forum


Best Neighborhood to
Buy an Affordable Home
Inwood


Best New Clothing on
a Budget
H&M


Best New Law No
indoor smoking


Best New York Athlete Mike
Piazza


Best New York City University Hunter
College


Best New York Daily The
New York Times


Best New York Press
Comic
“Rehabilitating Mr. Wiggles”


Best New York Press
Writer
Jim Knipfel


Best New York Times
Columnist
Maureen Dowd


Best Nightlife Listings Time
Out New York


Best Non-chain Coffee Porto
Rico Importing Co.


Best Nursery (children) 74th
St. Magic


Best Nursery (plants) New
York Flowers and Plant Shed


Best Off-Field Yankee
Moment
Well’s brawl


Best Outdoor Make-out
Spot
The Ramble


Best Pick-up Line “I
work at New York Press.”


Best Item to Have On-Hand
for the Next Blackout
Condoms


Best Pie Little
Pie Company


Best Pitcher of Beer McSorley’s


Best Place to Get Engaged Central
Park


Best Place to Get Married Central
Park


Best Place to Meet an
Islamic Extremist
Tie: Taxis, Delis


Best Pool Hall Slates
Bar & Grill


Best Public Library 42nd
St.


Best Public Park for
Kids
Tompkins Square Park


Best Public Pool Asser
Levy


Best Public Skate Spot Union
Square


Best Radio Personality Howard
Stern


Best Reason to Leave
NYC
Free to smoke


Best Reason to Not Fuck
a Hilton Sister
STDs


Best Reason to Read New
York Press
Hooker Ads


Best Reason to Read the
Village Voice
Hooker Ads


Best Reason to Skip New
York Press
Hooker Ads


Best Reason to Skip the
Village Voice
Hooker Ads


Best Reason to Recall
Mayor Bloomberg
He sucks


Best Reason to Stay in
NYC
Still best city in the world


Best Recent News Concerning
“Quality of Life”
Recycling is back


Best Rehab Clinic Bellevue


Best Sex Party–Gay The
Cock


Best Sex Party–Straight Cellblock


Best Sex Scandal Catholic
Church


Best Sex Shop Toys
in Babeland


Best Sneaker Store New
Balance New York


Best Sock Monger Sock
Man on St. Marks


Best Soft-Shell Crabs City
Crab


Best Sports Section New
York Post


Best Stew Persian


Best Stu Stu Schweitzer


Best Street Bookseller Guy
on Bedford Ave.


Best Street Food Cart Dude
at 41st & 5th


Best Street Performer Naked
Cowboy


Best Subway Line F


Best Swingers Venue Paddles
NYC


Best Tattooist Rising
Dragon


Best Terror Threat Vulnerable
subways


Best Theater Company Theater
for the New City


Best Tranny Hooker Bar Silver
Swan


Best Trend Staying
in


Best T-Shirts Old
Navy


Best Tuesday Night Party Beige
at Bowery Bar


Best Use of Public Funds Libraries


Best Used Porn All
Worlds Video


Best Vegan Pizza Viva


Best Video Store TLA
Video


Best Volunteer Opportunity Big
Brothers Big Sisters of New York City


Best Waste of Public
Funds
West Nile spraying


Best WFMU DJ Glen
Jones



 



CORRECT ANSWERS Best
24-Hour Breakfast Menu: DennyÕs Best Activist Group: Black Pantehrs Best
After-Hours Party: KoyenÕs Apt. Best Animal at the Central Park Zoo:
Red Panda Best Art Gallery: Neil SwaabÕs Apt. Best Band with Average
Age under 30: Hanson Best Bank: Washington Mutual Best Bar for Pool: The Edge
Best Bar to Throw Down: Village IdiotÑwanna fight about it? Best Bathroom
for Drugs: Vince Lombardi Rest Stop Best Bathroom for Sex: St. PatrickÕs
Cathedral Best Bike Shop: That one on 52nd St. Best Bookstore: Amazon.com Best
Car Rental: Enterprise Best Celebrity Arrest: Dell Guy Best Cheap Hotel: Days
Inn Best Cheap Tacos: San Loco Best Comedy Venue: City Hall Best Computer Store:
Apple Store Soho Best Dance Floor: Mehanata 416 B.C. Best Doggie Treats: Hugs
and Kisses (awww) Best Doomed Local Athlete: N. Scott Stedman Best Embarrassing
Political Moment: John KerryÕs Haircut Best Escort Service: NYU Best
Fish and Chips: Chip Shop (Park Slope) Best Flea Market: HellÕs Kitchen
Best Foie Gras: On an editorial salary? Best Food Co-op: Key Food dumpster Best
Free Bar Food: RudyÕs Bar & Grill Best Fresh Bread: Farmers Market
Best Fresh Fruit: Farmers Market Best Fresh Seafood: Farmers Market Best Gossip
Page: ÒB-ListersÓ Best Guacamole: Adam BulgerÕs fatherÕs
kitchen Best Gym: Yeah, GleasonÕs, wanna fight about it? Best Happy Hour:
3 a.m. Best Hiphop DJ: Dan Martino Best Home Improvement Store: Curbside on
garbage night Best Hospital: Canada Best Ice Cream Cone: Sugar Best Indian Food
on 6th St.: DoesnÕt matter Best Italian Ice: Lemon Ice King of Corona
Best Item to Have On-Hand for the Next Blackout: Ecstasy Best-Kept Secret: That
Byron Allen has had a late-night entertainment program for many years Best Kitchen
Supplies: Home Depot Best Landmark Building: WTC (awww) Best Laundromat: GirlfriendÕs
motherÕs house Best Letter of the Alphabet: Tie: F & U Best Lighting
Store: Just Bulbs Best Liquor Store: Crossroads Best Local Brewery: Rheingold
Best Local Crime/Criminal: Christopher X. Brodeur Best Local Politician: Christopher
X. Brodeur Best Local Record Label: Tiger Style Best Local Website: thehun.com
Best Glossy Magazine with ÒNew YorkÓ in the Title: The New Yorker
Best Major-Event Music Venue: Central Park Best Man with a Van: Face Best Meatball:
John Travolta Best Media Scandal: ÒMaakiesÓ defects to Voice Best
MenÕs Barber: Boris on 29th St. Best Mets Trade: Optimism for stoicism
Best Milkshake: Original New York Milkshake Company Best Movie Theater: Landmark
Sunshine Best Neighborhood to Buy an Affordable Home: Delaware Best New Clothing
on a Budget: FileneÕs Basement Best New Law: No driving with cellphones
Best New York Athlete: Mike Tyson Best New York City University: Baruch Best
New York Daily: The New York Times Best New York Press Comic: ÒRehabilitating
Mr. WigglesÓ Best New York Press Writer: Yes, Knipfel, still Best New
York Times Columnist: Paul Krugman Best Nightlife Listings: New York Press Best
Non-chain Coffee: Cafe Pick Me Up Best Nursery (children): Washington Square
Park Dog Run Best Nursery (plants): Central Park when no oneÕs looking
Best Off-Field Yankee Moment: WellsÕ book Best Outdoor Make-out Spot:
Brooklyn Heights Promenade Best Pick-up Line: ÒI work at the Village
Voice.Ó Best Pie: Cherry rhubarb Best Pitcher of Beer: Reservoir Best
Place to Get Engaged: Staten Island Best Place to Get Married: City Hall Best
Place to Meet an Islamic Extremist: The U.N. Best Pool Hall: Corner Billiards
Best Public Library: 42nd St. Best Public Park for Kids: McDonaldÕs Best
Public Pool: East River Best Public Skate Spot: New Jersey Best Radio Personality:
Sid Rosenberg Best Reason to Leave NYC: Burial in a serene cemetery Best Reason
to Not Fuck a Hilton Sister: Dignity Best Reason to Read New York Press: Matt
Taibbi Best Reason to Read the Village Voice: Nat Hentoff Best Reason to Skip
New York Press: William Bryk resigned Best Reason to Skip the Village Voice:
Unintelligible culture writing Best Reason to Recall Mayor Bloomberg: Makes
matzoh from the bones of Christian babies Best Reason to Stay in NYC: If we
leave, the terrorists win Best Recent News Concerning ÒQuality of LifeÓ:
Rape is falling out of fashion Best Rehab Clinic: Starbucks Best Sex PartyÑGay:
The Blade office Best Sex PartyÑStraight: New York Press office Best
Sex Scandal: Andrew Sullivan goes bareback Best Sex Shop: The box under our
new partnerÕs bed Best Sneaker Store: Garden State Plaza Best Sock Monger:
Kmart Best Soft-Shell Crabs: The new New York Press editors Best Sports Section:
New York Sports Express, duh Best Stew: Beef Best Stu: Stu Schweitzer, hooyah
Best Street Bookseller: Guy near NYU Best Street Food Cart: The one Mister Softee
left that sells weed Best Street Performer: Breakdancing subway kids Best Subway
Line: G Best Swingers Venue: Squirt.org Best Tattooist: Fine Line Best Terror
Threat: Vincent Gallo makes another movie Best Theater Company: 29th St. Rep.
Best Tranny Hooker Bar: Edelweiss Best Trend: Wifebeaters, no bras Best T-Shirts:
ÒFuck You, You Fucking FuckÓ and ÒI fucked a New York Press
editor and all I got was this lousy case of the clapÓ Best Tuesday Night
Party: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy potluck dinner at ZaitchikÕs apartment
Best Use of Public Funds: Mandatory abortions for colored people Best Used Porn:
The guy who sells old Hustlers on 6th Ave. Best Vegan Pizza: Make it yourself
with a ball of dough from your favorite pizzeria and fresh toppingsÑquite
civilized, no? Best Video Store: Time Warner On-Demand Best Volunteer Opportunity:
New York Press Editorial Intern Program Best Waste of Public Funds: Special
Ed. Best WFMU DJ: Eva Neuberg




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