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Best of Queens 2012 - Readers Choice Awards

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Every year you get to nominate and vote on the best of Queens. This year the awards are part of About.com's Reader Choice Awards. Thank you for voting!

Best in Queens 2012 Readers Choice Awards - Winners Announced

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Winners Were Announced on March 30, 2012. Thanks For Voting!

The winners of the Best of Queens 2012 About.com Readers Choice Awards are:

Best Restaurant in Queens 2012 Readers Choice Awards: Shiro of Japan, in Glendale.

Best Drinks in Queens 2012 Readers Choice Awards: The Dog and Duck, a pub in Sunnyside that opened in 2011.

Best New Thing / Place in Queens 2012 Readers Choice Awards: The Entrepreneur Space, the innovative business incubator in Long Island City

Best Arts / Music / Theater / Museum / Culture in Queens 2012 Readers Choice Awards: Secret Theatre - a repeat winner, the Secret Theatre in Long Island City won in 2010.

Please join me in congratulating the winners! And thank you for voting.

Voting closed Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

You got a Best of Queens but it's not listed? Sorry! It's too late for this year. Email me at queens@aboutguide.com and we'll see about next year.

Best Restaurant in Queens

Readers Choice 2012
Readers Choice 2012
Shiro of Japan is the winner of Best Restaurant in Queens, 2012 Readers Choice Awards.

Best Drinks in Queens

Readers Choice 2012
Readers Choice 2012
The Dog and the Duck in Sunnyside is the winner of best bar, pub, coffee bar, cocktail lounge, cafe, or any type of place that serves beverages in Queens.

Best Arts / Music / Theater / Museum / Culture in Queens

Readers Choice 2012
Readers Choice 2012
The Secret Theatre is the winner of the best in arts and culture in the 2012 awards.

Best New Place / Thing in Queens

Readers Choice 2012
Readers Choice 2012
The best of the new ... is The Entrepreneur Space.

What did we mean by new? It just had to have been new to Queens from January 2011 to January 2012. This category could have included a building, a business, a website, a store, a person, a politician, a product, a restaurant, a bar, a band, a club ...as long as it was new and as long as it was in Queens, New York.

How do I nominate someone for Best of Queens Readers Choice Award?

For 2012, the Best of Queens, Readers Choice Awards, nominations have closed.

Starting on January 18, you found the nomination form linked from this page. There was an announcement in the free, weekly email newsletter. Sign up to stay in the loop. You will also find announcements on Facebook, Twitter, and blog.

The nomination period ended on February 15, 2012. The last day to nominate someone or something for Best of Queens 2012, Readers Choice Awards, was Wednesday, February 15. No exceptions.

Not all nominees will go on to the voting round.

How do I vote for Best of Queens Readers Choice Awards?

Voting closed on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. You found a link on this page to the online voting place. There were announcements in the free, weekly email newsletter. Sign up to stay in the loop.

Winners were announced on Friday, March 30. Of course, there was an announcement in the newsletter, blog, and social media.

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Did you notice that there's no Worst of Queens for 2012? That's not because Queens is a perfect place to live! It's got its warts for sure. But we resolved to be positive this year ...at least with voting. If you want voice a "Worst of Queens," email me at queens@aboutguide.com.

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