As you may know, Zagat has released the results of its 2010/11 New York City Nightlife Survey (or, as NYPress nicely put it: "what we like to call 'Places You Don’t Want to Frequent.'")
The best thing about the survey was the reaction to the survey... Like this from the Observer:
A whopping 40 percent of the "5,719 local night owls" surveyed said that they hit the town less frequently because of the recession. On average, the survey says New Yorkers now spend 1.8 nights out per week as opposed to 2000's 2.3 nights. That's a loss of a half-night per decade, and at this rate there will be no going out at all in a mere 40 years.
Anyway, here are a few of the results that likely won't surprise you...
Do you primarily frequent nightspots…?
In your neighborhood: 32%
Outside of your neighborhood: 68%
What is NYC's hottest nightlife neighborhood?
1. Meatpacking District
2. Lower East Side
3. East Village
Here's the full news release.