The nominees for this year were selected by an all-star team of urban experts including Justin Garrett Moore, Executive Director of NYC Public Design Commission; Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council; Terri Carta, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Greenway; Côme Menage, Founder at re-a.d architecture & design; Michele Bogart, former Vice President of NYC Public Design Commission and Professor Emeritus at Stony Brook University; Michelle Young, the founder of Untapped New York and Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia University GSAPP.
Vote for each of the categories below:
Voting ends on December 31, 2020. Results will be posted at the beginning of January.
What was the best new TV show set in New York?
Nora from Queens
The Alieniest (Angel of Darkness)
What was the best new park that opened in 2020?
Brooklyn Greenway Extension Around Navy Yard
Evelina Antonetty Playground (Bronx)
Hudson River Park Pier 26 (Manhattan)
Lincoln Terrace Playground (Brooklyn)
Waterline Square (Manhattan)
What was the best new public building opened in 2020?
Greenpoint Library and Environmental Educational Center
New LaGuardia Airport Terminal B
Rescue 2 FDNY Fire Station
Queensbridge Field House
What was the best new permanent art sculpture or installation?
Mother Cabrini Statue (Battery Park City)
Para Roberto by Melissa Calderon (South Bronx)
Unity by Hank Willis Thomas, Brooklyn
Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument
What was the best new urban planning Initiative in 2020?
Domino Park Social Distance Circles
“Keep This Far Apart” Signage in NYC Parks
Open Streets/Open Restaurants
MTA Animal Hoof Print Decals
Neighborhoods Now (Van Alen Institute & Urban Design Forum)
What was the best new book about NYC in 2020?
Art Hiding in New York (Lori Zimmer & Maria Krasinski)
Enchanted New York (Kevin Dann)
Posh Portals (Andrew Alpern)
Sittin ‘In: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s (Jeff Gold)
Saving America's Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age (Lizabeth Cohen)
SUBWAY: The History, Curiosities, and Secrets of The New York City Transit System (John Morris)
What was the best new attraction in 2020?
Brooklyn and Queens Drive-In from Rooftop Films
Edge Observation Deck
The Greens at Pier 17
What was the best restoration of 2020?
Brownsville War Memorial
Empire State Building Spire
Endale Arch at Prospect Park
Fountain of the Fairs Restoration, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Gage & Tollner Restaurant
Palm Dome at New York Botanical Garden
New York Public Library Lions Patience & Fortitude
Sensory Garden in Pelham Bay Park
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