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Gotham’s 2007 Guide To Golddigging 101
A Free Preview!

Are you curious to know which 100 or so maybe-straight bachelors Gotham magazine thinks you should be dating based purely on their level of financial success and superficial physical attractiveness? Well, wonder no more! The issue has yet to come out, but we’ve managed to covertly acquire the top-secret list of eligible (i.e. gay or unmarried) movers and shakers.

And apparently, a few of last year’s men about town are still looking for that special lady! (Repeat offenders include sleazy club owner Richie Akiva and annoying clinger-on/”designer” Jonathan Cheban, plus many, many more!)

Meanwhile, this year the bachelors had to do more than just look pretty and/or rich. They also had to come up with endearing/perfunctory/pithy responses to the question, “How will you know when you’ve found the one?”

A few of the more memorable responses:

Owen Fegan: “I just hope that when I meet her, I’ll be sober enough to realize it, or to recognize her if I ever run into her again.”

James R. Hedges IV: When we touch down in Aspen in ‘The One’s’ GV for a weekend of hiking and some very serious late-night dancing. [Ed: For those of you who don’t know, a “GV” is a jet, meaning Mr. Hedges IV expects his dream girl to have her own.]

Jared Kushner: “I’m sure she’ll tell me.”

The full list of bachelors, in pseudo-alphabetical order, after the jump.

Ari Ackerman, CEO, Bunk1.com

Richie Akiva, Co-owner, Butter

Adam Alpert, Director of Promotions, 10-AK + Butter

David E. Ash, Commercial Real Estate (Henceforth known as RE) broker

Greg Bello, Actor

Darryl Brantley, Contributing Associate for PR, Vanity Fair

Frank Carfaro, owner, Desiron

Stephen Brandman, Co-Owner, Thompson Hotels

Victor Boccarossa, VP of Marketing, John Hardy

Duke Brodsky, CEO, Mack Communications & Entertainment

Jonathan Cheban, Owner of Kritik Clothing

Neil Alumkal, SVP, 5WPR

Sam Bassett, Filmmaker and photographer

Andrew S. Borrok, Chef

Steven Butensky, Dentist

Brandon Victor Dixon, Broadway Performer

Kipton Cronkite, Director, Bank of America

Daniel Frishman, Associate Broker, Besen and Associates

Tim George, Jr., Race-car Driver

Greg R. Goldstein, Attorney

Elad Dror, Director of residential assets, The Moinian Group

Owen Fegan, Photog and senior designer, Wenner Media

Sandy Gallin, Real Estate

Niccolo Carpani Glisenti, President, Monteapoleone LLC

Scott Gomez, Center, NY Rangers

Eric Eim, Guest Relations Manager, Soho House

Seth Fradkoff, Dir of Publicity, Columbia Pictures

Guillaume Gauthereau, CEO, Lalique

Brett Goldstein, Finance

Michael Greenberg, Photographer

Seth Greenberg, President, Sterling Group Management

James R. Hedges IV, President, LJH Global Investments LLC

Will Hooks, Assoc Art Director, Entertainment Weekly

Peter James, Co-owner, Snitch and Roll

Jono, Jono Productions PR

David Gruning, Dir of Comm, Swarovski North America

Adam Heller, RE broker, Prudential Douglas Elliman

Jonathan Isaacs, RE Broker, Core Group Marketing

Glenn Johnson, VP, Evins Communications

Steven M. Kamali, President, Stevens & Co.

Jeff Gut, Director, Ideal Fastener Corp.

Adam Hock, Partner, Hawaiian Tropic Zone

Jeffrey Jah, Co-owner, Double Seven and Inn LW12

Josh Guberman, CEO, Core Development Group

Jesse Keyes, Real Estate Developer / Co-owner La Esquina / Lead Investor, Goldbar

Francky L’Official, Artistic Dir of Francky L’Official Salon

Jonathan Levin, I-banker

Jared Kushner, Owner, NY Observer

Jonathan King, Retired Portfolio Manager
(He doesn’t look to be a day over 30. Retired, natch. I’m in the wrong field.)

Brad Leader, Commercial RE Investor

Michael Lorber, Attorney

Aasif Mandvi, Middle East Correspondent, Daily Show

Matthew Marchak, Dir. of Communications, M Missoni

Andrew Mark Klapper, Plastic Surgeon

Dan Lerner, Owner, Azafran (restaurant)

Christiano Mancini, Director of PR, Roberto Cavalli

Gary Mantoosh, BWR PR

Christian Matteis, President/COO, Halcyon Jets

Dan Mazzarini of Ralph Lauren

Joel McMillan, Ford Model

Sebastian Norena, Dir of Marketing & Operations, Nikki Beach Midtown

Manny Perez, Actor

Scott Rauch, President, SHR & Simmons Jewelry

Aaron McCann, RE Finance, Ackman-Ziff RE Group

Mohsin Memon, Private Eq Asset Manager

Jim Norton, Comedian

Stan Ponte, President, Previews NY for Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy

Kevin Richards, Prez and CEO, Christiania Vodka

Dylan Ratigan, Host, CNBC’s Fast Money

Barry Parasram, Publicist

Spencer Potts, Silver Creek Capital

Quentin Richardson, NY Knicks

Andrew Roden, Account Supervisor, KSL NY

Michael Romer, Owner, Room Service

Adam Sabloff, VP Midtown Equities

Trevor Scotland, COO, NYC Media Group

Matt Shendell, Owner, Paige Restaurant Group

Steve Santagati, NYT Best-selling author

Louis Sarmiento, Assoc. Publisher, The Fashion Mini

Mark Selden, Prez, CD Inc.

Ryan Shinman, Prez, Platinum Rye Entertainment

David Rodolitz, Owner, Impulse Productions

Robert Ronen, Sales Director, Audemars Piguet

Omar Sattar, I-banker

Ajmal Sheikh, I-banker

Adrian Sosa, Market Manager, Bacardi USA

Cator Sparks, Freelance Writer

Wayne Winnick, Doctor, NYC Marathon and the Mets

Yan Trokel, Cosmetic Surgeon

Anshuman Vohra, Official Top Dog, Bulldog Gin

Harris N. Williams, Managing Dir., Ripplewood Holdings

Jesse Parker Stowell, Senior AE, Full Picture

Noah Tepperberg, Cofounder and Partner, Strategic Group (Ditto for Jason Strauss, below)

Kilian Van Rensselaer, Exec. Dir. of Nat’l Marketing, AT&T Mobility

Robin Tang, President, Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, Class of 2009 ( A verbose way of saying: med student)

Jason Strauss, (See Noah Tepperberg, above)

Ronn Torossian, CEO and President, 5WPR

Joseph Varet, CEO, LX.TV

Joseph Weilgus, Prez, Geller Holdings

Ken Wyse, President of Licensing & PR

Oct 4, 2007 · Link · 10 Responses
Comments (10)
No. 1 Samantha says:

Sad list… is that the best that NYC has to offer? What is the NYC female population to do??? answer…. look for love elsewhere….
Most of these guys are assholes…
not good husband material… long term…
maybe good for gold diggers….
it’s a list of new money dick heads!
what gay bitch put this list together?
and what were the pay-offs????
WHO CARES….
no one!
Move out of NYC if you want to find the right guy ladies… THAT’S THE TRUTH!

Posted: Oct 5, 2007 at 11:30 am
No. 2 mel says:

Why would aaron mc caan (a bartender, who has a 10 year old kid in kansas, a high school drop out who might have the lowest IQ in NYC) make this list? he could quite possibly be the least desirable man in nyc.

Posted: Oct 5, 2007 at 3:41 pm
No. 3 Aaron McCann says:

My kid’s 11, get your facts straight! and my IQ???s not that low ??? come on??? ;)

Posted: Oct 5, 2007 at 4:38 pm
No. 4 Lisi says:

Didn’t Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss get married? (Not to each other, obviously!)

And what is up with all of the club owners? And publicists? Come on!! Put some actual guys in the mix, ones that don’t advertise in the magazine…

Posted: Oct 6, 2007 at 3:40 pm
No. 5 Jolie Z. says:

@Samantha: True, not all of these guys are marriage material - didn’t Ronn just get divorced? - but some of them seem nice.

Posted: Oct 6, 2007 at 3:46 pm
No. 6 Brigitte says:

@Mel and Aaron McCann: Wow, guys. What happened between the two of you to make Mel hate ya so much? ;-) Are you the love ‘em and leave ‘em type, Aaron?

Posted: Oct 6, 2007 at 3:48 pm
No. 7 Brigitte says:

OMG!!! You know what Jossip should do? In response to this list of d-bags and nice guys, Jossip should have a “Bachelorette Day” or something like that. Come up with your own list of 100 eligible women! How awesome would that be???

(But if you put {Paris Hilton or someone like that in, there will be a huge boycott…)

Posted: Oct 6, 2007 at 3:56 pm
No. 8 Frank Catalanotto says:

How about some real men who enjoy taking it up inside them

Posted: Oct 8, 2007 at 8:07 am
No. 9 Tim says:

Hey people, I am going to stand up for myself here- and can’t comment on the other 99 bachelors. But I resent the fact that some of you are hating on this months top 100 Bachelors from Gotham. I am a hot ticket for a lucky woman- I have the right mindset to heat things up and attract, and the physical edge to keep her interested. I have my s#*t together, so don’t trash the WHOLE list.

Posted: Oct 9, 2007 at 2:33 pm
No. 10 Mira says:

@Tim: I CAN comment for at least 20 of the other bachelors, and you’re right. Some I’ve met through work and some are friends of friends, but all are perfectly nice.

What people take issue with, I think, is the fact that there are definitely some people who are on that list for political reasons. Which is a shame because it’s a small minority and their presence truly undermines the rest of the fabulous choices…

Posted: Oct 9, 2007 at 11:03 pm
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