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Please don't make this an exercise in futility (to save you from yourselves, we've eliminated categories for McDonald's french fries, Barnes & Noble and Jim Knipfel). Have fun. Vote for something you can't get anywhere else. Vote for something we've never heard of.

Fax your completed poll to 212-244-9864 or mail it to Readers' Poll, New York Press, 333 7th Ave., 14th fl., NYC 10001. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 13. And, as always, a note to you small businesspeople who aspire to winning one of the highly coveted "Best of" awards: Ballot-stuffing is frowned upon, and if we catch you we'll not only disqualify you but we'll tell everyone what you did.

Manhattan Living

Best Neighborhood to Avoid

Best 9/11 Opportunism

Best Subway Station to Avoid

Best Outdoor Makeout Spot

Best Sports Announcer

Best New York Athlete

Best Neighborhood

Best Local Celebrity Who Still Is Not Lizzie Grubma

Best Reason to Leave New York

Best Reason to Stay in New York

Best Trend to Laugh At

Media & Politics

Best Weekly Magazine

Best Times Columnist

Best Political Buffoon

Best Bush Moment

Best Political Reporter

Best Reason to Avoid New York Press

Best Overused Journalistic Cliche

Best New York Times Writer to Laugh At

Best New York Press Cartoonist

Best Media Columnist

Best New York Post Columnist to Avoid

Best Magazine to Avoid


Best Newsstand

Best Needle Exchange

Best Tobacconist

Best Wine Shop

Best Hair Colorist

Best Florist

Best Butcher

Best DVD Store

Best Gourmet Store

Best Brooklyn Vet

Best Guitar Store

Best East Village Boutique

Best Children's Clothes

Best New Beauty Treatment

Best Tattoo Artist

Best Men's Clothes

Best Pedicure

Best Cheap CDs

Best Boxing Trainer

Best Record Store

Best Spa

Arts & Entertainment

Best Local Band

Best Overhyped Local Band

Best 9/11 Book

Best Rock Club

Best Standup Comic

Best Party Night

Best Film Programming

Best Jazz Venue

Best Art Gallery

Best Overcrowded "It" Spot

Best DJ

Best Williamsburg Music Venue

Best Local Radio Talk-Show Host

Eats & Drinks

Best Manhattan Bar

Best New Restaurant

Best Real Dive Bar

Best Bar Jukebox

Best Hetero Pick-Up Scene

Best Gay Pick-Up Scene

Best Tribeca Restaurant

Best BLT

Best Late-Night Restaurant

Best Soul Food

Best Queens Bar

Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Best Expensive Restaurant

Best Breakfast

Best Greenpoint Restaurant

Best Ice Cream

Best Macaroni & Cheese

Best Slice of Pizza

Best Kids' Restaurant

Best Mexican Restaurant

Best Chai

Best Burger

Best Irish Bar

Best Dog-Friendly Restaurant

Best DUMBO Bar

Best Food Trend

Best Bar to Avoid

Best First-Date Restaurant

Best Restaurant to Break Up In

Best Outdoor Dining

Best Brooklyn Restaurant

Best Italian Restaurant

2002 Readers' Poll




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