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Best of New York 2015

Best Toddler Tennis

  • Court 16

    526 Baltic St., nr. Nevins St., Gowanus; 718-875-5550

    Private kids’-tennis clubs are all the rage in Europe, but Court 16 is the first of its kind Stateside, which is why families are willing to make the ­schlep to Gowanus. Every element of its sleek interior has been custom designed for players ages 3 to 11, from the USTA-endorsed half-size courts to the low-sitting bathroom sinks. There’s an air of exclusivity here: Only members ($500 annually for your first child, $300 seasonally) can take classes, which are organized by age, and group lessons are capped at five kids so they feel semi-private.

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).