Long before David Hasselhoff became a Teutonic favorite, Germany gave us the cooked-meat puck known as the hamburger, and we think it's safe to say we came away the victors in that cultural trade-off. Yes, the hamburger is America's sandwich, and as an American, it's your Xenu-given right to stuff your American maw with American ground beef cooked to the American temperature of your choice. Your definition may be rigid (beef plus bun ONLY equals burger), but burgers in this city come in all shapes, sizes, and combinations, and each iteration probably deserves its own list. For our purposes, we're focusing on the best of beef, though lamb does get an honorable mention. Here are the 10 best burgers in NYC, which you might try eating Hasselhoff-style: on the floor while disappointing your family.