When the word “bachelor” comes to mind, what do you think of? Perhaps The Bachelor TV show? Well, in New York City, “bachelors” are a segment of the population that takes full advantage of everything the city has to offer. From the world-class cultural institutions to the unparalleled nightlife, the city is a veritable playground for the young, single professionals who flock here for work opportunities and, of course, all of the fun that’s to be had in this singular city for singles.
Where do these unattached people live?
With disposable incomes and not tied down to families—just yet—they choose to live in only the best buildings in the hottest neighborhood throughout NYC.
Just where exactly?
Let’s take a look at the top 5 condos for bachelors in New York City.
The Upper East Side has long been a bastion for families and those with deep roots in one of the world’s most exclusive zip codes. But the demographics are shifting, and more and more well-heeled single professionals are choosing to call the UES home. It’s easy to see why. On the Upper East Side, you’re within a short walk from museums like the MET and the Guggenheim, Central Park, amazing shopping, and some of the best restaurants in the world. Amid all of this fun and excitement, 1010 Park Avenue is set to stand as a beacon of sophistication and refinement for those bachelors with a taste for the finer things in life. Designed by the team that was tasked with restoring some pretty noteworthy buildings—Grand Central Terminal and the Empire State Building, anyone?—1010 Park Avenue has everything a single person in the city needs. First of all, the exquisite marble-clad lobby is sure to impress guests. But there’s more to the building than that. Amenities abound here from the fitness center to the Drawing Room to the children’s playroom (for when you choose to settle down).
Jaw-dropping views, lots of space, and a five-minute train ride from Midtown? Long Island City is far beyond a burgeoning neighborhood, LIC, as it is called, is a prime locale for those who want the comforts of Manhattan with skyline vistas. From the spacious studios to units with balconies overlooking the river, Skyline Tower won’t disappoint.
Where do young urban bachelors go when they want to have fun? Murray Hill! That’s why you should check out Lemay + Escobar-designed Hillrose28 in the historic Murray Hill enclave known as Rose Hill. It’s where a like-minded crowd congregates. Whether you work in Midtown or in FiDi, this location affords you the luxury of a quick commute. When work is over the bar scene in the area is undeniable.
70 Charlton has a lot to offer the NYC bachelor: massive one-bedrooms and enviable amenities, including a private courtyard and indoor pool. But what really sets 70 Charlton apart from the rest is its amazing location in SoHo. Here, you’ll find bars, clubs, and eateries where you can mix and mingle with family, friends, and, yes, other singles.
Manhattan’s newest must-visit location is Hudson Yards. Part-luxury shopping center, part-culinary destination, and part-art hub, the West Side of town has become quite the hot-spot. And there’s no place hotter to live than 555Ten. Just looking out of the window of the apartments here, you’ll catch views of the Hudson River and the NYC skyline (something that is hard to see when you’re basically in the heart of the city). Condos here are customizable, so you can express your tastes with the sleekest and most modern of finishes and fixtures. In warm weather, head 56 stories above the hustle and bustle of the city and lounge with some of your buddies at the Skytop Pool deck.