Lately, New York has been licking its collective fingers and stockpiling Wet-Naps in the midst of a fried-chicken feeding frenzy. What’s fueling it? The unabated appetite for comfort food, and some upscale chefs’ inspired approaches to indulging it. But Jean-Georges Vongerichten and David Chang aren’t the last word on the subject: There are seasoned vets like Charles Gabriel, whose handiwork, pictured here, can be had at Rack & Soul and his beloved Harlem buffet, reopening next month. Also uptown, a chicken-and-waffles legend makes a fresh, fluffy new start. And across the river, we’ve mapped out the burgeoning outer-borough scene we’re calling Buttermilk Brooklyn. For the best fried chicken in town, from high to low, click here.