Hurry up and vote: Polls for the Best of Brooklyn close on Friday!

Illustration by Shaylyn Berlew.

Illustration by Shaylyn Berlew.

Yelp, Google Maps, that imperious Zagat: none of them truly know Brooklyn as well as you do. This is why we’re putting the intoxicating power of direct democracy in your hands. The election may still be a few weeks away, but one election is already on. Through Friday (Oct. 21), you can cast your vote for the Best in Brooklyn, weighing in on your favorites in restaurants, food, bars and nightlife. Along with our sister publication The Brooklyn Home Reporter, we are canvassing Brokelyn readers for their picks of the top spots borough wide. Got a pick for best vegan bakery? A go-to first date spot? A concert venue that’s always fire emoji or an authentic Italian spot that out-sauces the trendy new spots? Show it some love!

Hundreds of businesses are nominated and thousands of readers vote each year, but there will only be one first-place winner in each category that gets Best of Brooklyn. Voting ends at midnight Oct. 21, so be sure to cast your ballot! Click HERE to cast your votes. We won’t even make you sit through weeks of attack ads first.

You are allowed one vote per IP address per day for each category. For more information, call 718-238-6600 ext. 123 or e-mail Give your favorites spots the attention they deserve; the extra business could help save them from a fate worse than death.