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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 –

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 –

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 –

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 24-Hour Breakfast

Best Activist Group Time’s

Best After-Hours Party Famous,
at Shebeen

Best Animal at the Central
Park Zoo

Best Art Gallery PS1

Best Band with Average
Age under 30
Northern State

Best Bank Washington

Best Bar for Pool Ace

Best Bar to Throw Down Village

Best Bathroom for Drugs The

Best Bathroom for Sex The

Best Bike Shop Frank’s
Bike Shop

Best Bookstore The

Best Car Rental Avis

Best Celebrity Arrest Guy
from Phish

Best Cheap Hotel St.
Marks Hotel

Best Cheap Tacos San

Best Comedy Venue Caroline’s

Best Computer Store Tekserve

Best Dance Floor Luxx

Best Doggie Treats Creature

Best Doomed Local Athlete Armando

Best Embarrassing Political
City Hall assassination

Best Escort Service KM

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

Best Fresh Bread Amy’s

Best Fresh Fruit Balducci’s

Best Fresh Seafood Citarella

Best Gossip Page Page

Best Guacamole MaryAnn’s

Best Gym Gleason’s

Best Happy Hour McSwiggans

Best Hiphop DJ DJ

Best Home Improvement
Home Depot

Best Hospital Columbia

Best Ice Cream Cone Carvel

Best Indian Food on 6th
Curry House

Best Italian Ice De

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

Best Liquor Store Crossroads

Best Local Brewery Brooklyn

Best Local Crime/Criminal Rudy

Best Local Politician Hillary

Best Local Record Label Brooklyn

Best Local Website Craigslist

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

Best Major-Event Music
Madison Square Garden

Best Man with a Van Mr.

Best Meatball Le

Best Media Scandal Jayson

Best Men’s Barber London

Best Mets Trade Roberto

Best Milkshake Original
New York Milkshake Company

Best Movie Theater Film

Best Neighborhood to
Buy an Affordable Home

Best New Clothing on
a Budget

Best New Law No
indoor smoking

Best New York Athlete Mike

Best New York City University Hunter

Best New York Daily The
New York Times

Best New York Press
“Rehabilitating Mr. Wiggles”

Best New York Press
Jim Knipfel

Best New York Times
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
Well’s brawl

Best Outdoor Make-out
The Ramble

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

Best Item to Have On-Hand
for the Next Blackout

Best Pie Little
Pie Company

Best Pitcher of Beer McSorley’s

Best Place to Get Engaged Central

Best Place to Get Married Central

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

Best Pool Hall Slates
Bar & Grill

Best Public Library 42nd

Best Public Park for
Tompkins Square Park

Best Public Pool Asser

Best Public Skate Spot Union

Best Radio Personality Howard

Best Reason to Leave
Free to smoke

Best Reason to Not Fuck
a Hilton Sister

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
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

Best Sex Party–Straight Cellblock

Best Sex Scandal Catholic

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

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

Best Subway Line F

Best Swingers Venue Paddles

Best Tattooist Rising

Best Terror Threat Vulnerable

Best Theater Company Theater
for the New City

Best Tranny Hooker Bar Silver

Best Trend Staying

Best T-Shirts Old

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

Best Volunteer Opportunity Big
Brothers Big Sisters of New York City

Best Waste of Public
West Nile spraying

Best WFMU DJ Glen


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: 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:
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: 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