OK, ladies, if you're single and hunting that perfect man, statistically you're trolling the wrong turf if you're hanging out in Upper East Side bars. Greenwich Village? Fuhgettaboutit. Midtown? Financial District? Nope.
According to statistics released by the New York Economic Development Corporation. the happiest hunting grounds for women should be in Queens, specifically Bayside, Flushing, Kew Gardens. Or in Brooklyn in the Bay Ridge, Sheepshead Bay, Coney Island or Sunset Park areas?
Well, NYCEDC has released a map showing which neighborhoods have the lowest and highest men-to-women ratios. Overall, New York City's population is 47% male. In the age 20-34 subgroup, men outnumber women 742,400 to 729,500.
So how do you increase your odds? Stay out of the Upper East Side, where young single women outnumber young single men nearly 2-to-1. In Queens, there are just 1.7 males for every female. In Jamaica, Queens, and Pelham Gardens in the Bronx, the odds are an even 1-to-1. But do you really want to be trolling for guys in those neighborhoods at night?
Visited several coffee houses this week around NYC.
Prettiest cup of joe had to go to Sweetleaf Coffee across the East River in the Long Island City section of Queens. Fairly large place, with a laptop room for those who like to camp out and work. My mocca came with a nice little leaf design in the foam. Pretty cool.
Nicest atmosphere? Had to be Mojo Coffee in the West Village. Tiny little place but a big heart, good coffee and exceptional music playlist. Sat in a window seat and looked out over the cold, windy New York streets the two Dylans -- Dylan Thomas and Bob Dylan -- had made their homes. I stumbled upon it after visiting McNulty's Coffee, a tea and bean place that had been recommended to me.
The inside of Mojo's.
My pillow-strewn window seat, where I spent a relaxing half-hour.