If you’re looking for a date, you may want to start hanging out around Soho.
At least that seems to be the takeaway from a new study by StreetEasy done exclusively for Time Out New York (You’re welcome.) Data experts at the real estate site mapped out the best subway stops in the city for single people, based on the neighborhoods that have the highest percentage of single residents age 20 or older.
“If you’re looking to meet other single people in New York City, there are a few places that stand out,” says Krishna Rao, StreetEasy economist. “In Manhattan, try taking the train north of the park. Besides relatively affordable apartments, the abundance of colleges campuses here, including Columbia University, mean more young single people commuting to class. Soho’s thriving nightlife seems to be drawing single people as well, with stops like Houston, Canal and Spring at the top of the list. In Brooklyn, the data tells us to follow the J and Z lines to pick up a date, or head to Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy.”
In fact, a whopping four subway stops in Soho made the top ten for areas with the largest single population. Check out the interactive map below to find out the overall prospects in your neighborhood. (If you need us, we’ll be Tindering on the Houston subway platform.) To find out more info on the neighborhoods around each subway stop, check out StreetEasy's neighborhood guides.
The top ten subway stops for single people
Livonia Av - 85.1%
Myrtle-Willoughby Avs - 79.3%
Park Pl - 76.8%
116 St 6 - 76.2%
34 St-Hudson Yards - 75.8%
3 Av-138 St - 75.5%
Houston St - 75.4%
Canal St 1 - 75.4%
Spring St - 75.4%
Canal St R - 75.4%