Is Gramercy Really the Best NYC Neighborhood for Singles?


The Daily News has its finger on the pulse of what’s hot in En-Why-See these days. It has anointed the Gramercy/Flatiron neighborhood as the best spot in the city for singles to live. Could this really be the case, especially with Gramercy’s proximity to glorified frathouse Murray Hill?

The answer is, obviously not. But we knew this already!

The last time we checked, Gramercy only had steely, forbidding condos, mediocre diners interspersed with frozen yogurt shops, and a massive NYU dorm.

With a median age in the mid 30s, you know there’s fun to be had here. Any night of the week, and we mean any night of the week, walk down Park Avenue in the teens or Irving Place around Gramercy Park, and you’ll smile to your heart’s delight at the hustle and bustle of people in their 20s and 30s–the women dressed in short skirts, the men with ties loose at their neck–flirting and laughing, and in short, trying to become unsingle, for the night or longer.

Is that written in English? Let’s Google image search some of those phrases to see if we can deconstruct that paragraph into meaning something, Derrida-style.

“Median age in the mid 30s”

“Fun to be had”

“Park Avenue in the teens”

“Hustle and bustle of people in their 20s and 30s”

“Men with ties loose at their neck”

“Become unsingle”

The moral of this story is that nowhere in New York is a good place for singles to be. I think that’s the moral, anyway. I know there’s a moral here somewhere.

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