To give you a peek into the process behind the Chronogrammies, our first ever Readers’ Choice Awards, we rounded up five facts currently defining the nominations round.
We still have one month of nominations left to go though! Who’s to say where we’ll end up when nominations close on February 29? (That’s right, Leap Year is giving you the gift of an extra day.)
42,032 nominations made since January 1
That’s over 1,400 new nominations per day!
7,607 passionate fans of the Hudson Valley
This one is blowing us away. But we know the Hudson Valley is a vast region with a bevy of strong voices—so go ahead and get yours in there, too!
3 towns with the most vocal populations
Ulster County residents are showing up loud and proud in the Chronogrammies! Saugerties is holding tight to that top spot, followed closely by Kingston in second, and New Paltz in third. But we know folks from Catskill to Cold Spring have opinions, too! We’re taking notes on all the hot spots in big towns and far-flung hamlets alike. And you don’t just have to vote for businesses where you live. Travel across the river for your go-to brunch experience? Weigh in!
4 categories earning their spot in the Chronogrammies
The message is coming in loud and clear: You all are as food-obsessed as we are. The top-nominated category is Wait Staff and Service, with Pizza coming in as a hot second. Tied for third are Sandwich and Burger. There are so many more categories we want you to talk to us about, too! Which leads us to:
5 categories that could use a little more love
Let’s give those Green Businesses, Outdoor Apparel & Gear Shops, Waterfront Dining spots, Shamans, and Spiritual/Contemplative Spaces their due. Feel free to think outside the box on these—and don’t hesitate to nominate the little guys. And a reminder that if you don’t see your favorite biz in the list, write it in! These nominations are open to any and all.