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March 10, 2014
Best New Old Saloon

Doug Quinn, the bow-­tied proprietor who spent ­nearly a decade bartending at P.J. Clarke’s, has created the throwback saloon of his dreams.

March 10, 2014
Best Neighborhood Haunt

In October, the place reopened with new owners Toby Cecchini and Joel Tompkins.

March 10, 2014
Best Carnival Ride

This century-old carousel gloriously returned last summer after undergoing a six-year restoration process in Ohio.

March 10, 2014
Best Concert Venue

Considering Williamsburg’s reputation for raw DIY ­spaces, the elegant Baby’s All Right feels very ­done-up.

March 10, 2014
Best Gamer’s Lunch Hour

Thirty brand-new and ­restored pinball machines line two deep-red walls in this showroom-cum-arcade.

March 10, 2014
Best Kids’ Birthday Party

At Imagine Swimming, groups get an hour of in-pool playtime that couldn’t be further from swim class.

March 10, 2014
Best Young-Artist Incubator

Among the most popular classes offered at this all-ages studio are parent-and-me Mini-Scribblers and graffiti workshops.

March 10, 2014
Best Mind-Trip

For the hologram connoisseur, there are exhibits, an artist-in-residence program, and a deep historical archive.

March 10, 2014
Best Playground

All of the “equipment”—structures created from trunks and branches—has been sourced from trees that fell during Hurricane Sandy.

March 10, 2014
Best College Dance Party for Adults

Go to Tutu’s somewhat-secret basement for a dance party that is as comfy, carefree, and drunken as the shindigs you attended in college.

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