New York City's Most Coveted Foursquare Mayorships

by Chiara Atik · August 19, 2010

The New York Times had an article this morning about the frequent and often contentious battles for Foursquare mayorships. Except the people profiled in the article were locked in battles to be mayor of like....a bridge. And, random places in offices. How fierce is the competition for actual cool places?-

Using the handy dandy website, When Will I Be Mayor, we calculated just how many check-ins it takes to be mayor of some of the city's most popular locales.

ACE Hotel: 40 Checkins

Soho House: 39 Checkins

Webster Hall: 35 Checkins

230 Fifth: 35 Checkins

Kenmare: 33 Checkins

Thompson Hotel: 32 checkins

La Esquina: 32 Checkins

The Summit Bar: 28 Checkins

Juliet Supper Club: 28 Checkins

Per Se: 27 Checkins

The Boom Boom Room: 25 Checkins

Hotel On Rivington: 22 Checkins

1Oak: 17 checkins

Pulino's: 16 Checkins

The Standard Biergarten: 16 Checkins

Destination Bar: 16 Checkins

The Jane Hotel: 15 Checkins

Rose Bar: 15 Checkins

The Gansevoort Hotel: 14 checkins

Le Bain: 13 checkins

National Underground: 11 checkins

Schiller's: 11 checkins

Waverly Inn: 10 checkins

The Bowery Hotel: 9 Checkins

Le Bernardin: 8 checkins

Elaine's: 7 Checkins

So there you go! Virtually impossible to become mayor of the ACE unless you like, move in, and not surprisingly, relatively easy to steal the mayorship at Elaine's.

(And, FYI, it would take about 19 checkins at Guest of a Guest to steal the mayorship from Sarah Kunst, but don't even try it.)

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