The Washington version of New York’s Gothamist proves that D.C. is not just Manhattan for nerds or Los Angeles for ugly people. Where else can you find comprehensive coverage of both Vincent Gray’s town halls and the Air Sex Championships?

Why it Works: Editor Aaron Morrissey says he focuses on “the D.C. that’s not what people in the rest of the country talk about” — i.e., the awesome parts.

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» THIRD PLACE: Prince of Petworth

» Explore a full list of the year’s winners at the Best of 2010 index.

Written by Express contributor Beth Marlowe