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Best of 2015

Check out our essential guide to the best of 2015 in movies, art, theater, books, music, comedy and more

Our best of 2014 feature highlighted all the wonderful things to happen last year, including some of the best movies, best albums and best art shows in New York City. But 2015 turned out to be equally—or even more—awesome! Check out the best of 2015 lists below to find out what our critics chose, from the best movies of the year (including movies out right now) and art exhibitions to the most exciting new bar and restaurant openings in New York.

The best of 2015

The 10 best art shows of 2015
Art

The 10 best art shows of 2015

From the hallowed halls of MoMA to the sandy Coney Island Boardwalk, here are the best art shows of 2015

The 20 best Broadway shows and Off-Broadway theater of 2015
Theater

The 20 best Broadway shows and Off-Broadway theater of 2015

What were the best plays, musicals and revivals on Broadway and Off this year?

The 14 best books of 2015
Things to do

The 14 best books of 2015

From an episodic WWII novel to an intimate pregnancy memoir, here’s our ranking of the best books of 2015

The best NYC restaurants of 2015
Restaurants

The best NYC restaurants of 2015

Take a bite out of our year-end look at the best dining rooms that debuted in NYC in 2015

The best NYC bars of 2015
Bars

The best NYC bars of 2015

Fill your cup with our year-end look at the best cocktail bars that debuted in NYC in 2015

The 20 best movies of 2015
Movies

The 20 best movies of 2015

From the thrilling reinvention of the action blockbuster to indie and foreign stunners, here are the best movies of 2015

The 17 best TV shows of 2015
Movies

The 17 best TV shows of 2015

Here’s how we ranked the best TV shows of 2015, with everything from comedies to dramas (and a whole lot of Netflix)

The 25 best albums of 2015
Music

The 25 best albums of 2015

We've narrowed down our top 25 picks of 2015—including albums from Björk and Miguel

The best songs of 2015
Music

The best songs of 2015

We've narrowed down our 25 favorite songs of the year—including tunes from Joanna Newsom and Kendrick Lamar

The best dance songs of 2015
Nightlife

The best dance songs of 2015

We've narrowed down our favorite electronic and dance music songs of 2015

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Preview of the best of 2015

The most anticipated NYC restaurant openings of 2015
Restaurants

The most anticipated NYC restaurant openings of 2015

 

The 15 NYC exhibits we’re most excited to see in 2015
Things to do

The 15 NYC exhibits we’re most excited to see in 2015