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BY PAUL SCHINDLER & MICHAEL SHIREY | The final round of the Best of Gay City Readers’ Choice Contest is complete and the winners are in.

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Boxers Bar in Hells Kitchen. | MARCELO RODIFERIO/ BOXERS NYC

Boxers Bar in Hells Kitchen. | MARCELO RODIFERIO/ BOXERS NYC

HELL’S KITCHEN
In the Readers’ Choice Awards’ final round of voting, up against sentimental favorites Chelsea and the West Village and an outer-borough well-heeled contender, Park Slope, Hell’s Kitchen prevailed. Emerging well over a decade ago as a major LGBT residential haunt, HK seemed at first like something of a Chelsea’s Chelsea — coming up so fast on the heels of that popular neighborhood just to the south. A nightlife and dining desert barely 20 years ago, the neighborhood is now full of bars, lounges, and restaurants that have crowds spilling out into the streets on fair-weather evenings.

As with any successful district in the city, there’s increasingly noise about redevelopment and soaring rents — and the imminent rise of Hudson Yards will undoubtedly have a profound effect on HK’s face of the future. For now, though — even as Harlem, Inwood, Long Island City, Williamsburg, and Bushwick draw growing legions of queer migrants — Hell’s Kitchen remains firmly rooted in the LGBT community’s mental map of New York.

 

Click on the categories below the image to find out the winners in other categories:

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Alan Cumming in “Cabaret,” Andrew Rannells, and Bob the Drag Queen. | MICHAEL SHIREY

 

Celebrity

 

Drag

 

Show

 

Museum

 

Gayborhood

 

Weekend

 

Vacation

 

Travel

 

GayBar

 

LezBar

 

HappyHour

 

Cocktail

 

Sweetshop

 

Coffee

 

Date

 

Cheap

 

Delivery

 

HomeDesign

 

Pet

 

HEalth

 

Parent

 

Cosmetic

 

Gym

 

Salon

 

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One Response to Best of Gay City: Gayborhood

  1. atom511 December 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    I love HK, but Chelsea will always have a place in my heart.

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