We don't write lists because Big List is holding a gun to our heads. We keep writing them about our favorite New York things (like burgers, obviously), because we know you love lists. Plenty of other people also gave you New York lists this year that are worth your attention, ranging from McSweeney's detailed list of modern NYC gangs (you know to be careful around Park Slope's dangerous Stroller Warriors, right?) to a bucket list guide to the city's artwork. These are the best non-Thrillist New York lists of 2015 -- in list format, of course. We think they're best read with one of the city's best burgers in hand.
This Chinese Festival Is Like 'Frozen' Come to Life
Grub Street With all the talk this year of Bourdain’s enormous food hall (expected in 2017 at Pier 57) that will feature food from around the world, it only makes sense to propose some worthy vendor options (what’s a city gotta do to get the Jucy Lucy from Matt’s Bar in Minneapolis at Anthony Bourdain’s food hall?).
BuzzFeed Despite the fact that “‘80s” is stylized incorrectly in this headline (for shame, BuzzFeed!), this list of local tri-state area TV ads from the ‘80s is pretty great. Why is the balloon in the Young People’s Day Camp ad so creepy? Why does the guy in the “I love New York” ad slip in and out of Madonna’s fake British accent? Where is Crazy Eddie now?! And are the prices still insane?! We honestly may never know.
Grub Street Do you know anyone who didn’t go to Rockaway Beach this summer? Like, I’m pretty sure I even saw your mom’s dachshund taking down cheeseburgers at Rippers in July. And he lives all the way in Dobbs Ferry!!!
New York Magazine Some of the city's best restaurants are helmed by people you should be paying way more attention to. And, who knows, maybe you'll get inspired and decide to start cooking more (or at the very least, cut your Seamless ordering down to... once a day?).