Now in its 13th year, the Best of the Boro program has grown to be a coveted award for Queens’ best businesses. Hundreds of businesses are nominated and thousands of the public vote each year. There will only be one first place winner in each category crowned BEST OF THE BORO.

The exposure of Best of the Boro is enormous for the businesses involved. Schneps Communications, publisher of, The Queens Courier, Courier Sun, Ridgewood Times, Times Newsweekly, BORO Magazine, LIC Courier Magazine and several other local outlets utilizes all of their media assets to promote the Program including the nomination period, voting round and listing of all the winners.

Each business that wins gets the right to utilize the “Best Of” logo/mark that is promoted in a tremendous amount of marketing including plaques, banners, print advertisements, digital marketing, social media marketing, outdoor advertising, email signatures, business cards and so much more.

Recognition means the world to the winners, and along with that distinction comes a great deal of pride. The Best of the Boro’s impact is undeniable—it touches hearts and changes lives with these unique and distinguished marks of excellence.

Stay Tuned for Voting!

Make sure to vote for your favorites every day!

Nominate all you favorites!

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Step 1: Nominate

Your favorite has to be in it to win it! Nominations are now Closed.


Step 2: Vote

The top 10-15 nominees advance to the official ballot. Voting is open from July 28th to October 31st.


Step 3: Winners Announced

Each category has one local winner, and where applicable one national winner, determined by the most votes.


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