25 Sexiest New Yorkers 2014

New York is a city of superlatives: the biggest, the loudest, the brightest, the tallest; the latest, the earliest; the richest and most powerful. But what about the sexiest? Out town doesn’t ooze blatant sex appeal the way that cities like Miami and Sao Paolo do, nor do New Yorkers worship youth for youth’s sake or pulchritude for Playboy’s sake like they do in L.A. But there are most certainly New Yorkers with that rare combination of good looks, confidence, charm and a little je ne sais quoi that fuse together to form an intoxicatingly irresistible individual. If you know where to look you can find some of the sexiest people on earth right here. Avenue’s annual offering of our city’s most irresistible proves it doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, gay or straight, single or married, well-bred or under-fed. Feast on our choices or feel free to disagree. De concupiscentiam non est disputandum.

Our List

Yigal Azrouelfashion designer (41) Because the downtown designer has a taste for uptown girls. Liz Choanchor (43) Because her dating life made the news reader news herself. Victor CruzNY Giants player (27) Because Amar’e Stoudemire can’t have all the athletic attention. Carmen Dell’Oreficemodel, actress (83) Because every octogenarian should look like this. Brendan FallisDJ and entrepreneur (??) Because we want what we can’t have. Thanks a bunch, Hannah Bronfman. Audrey Gelmanpolitical & media relations consultant, VP at SKDAnickerbocker, contributing editor for Marie Claire (27) Because she dated Terry Richardson–and then stopped dating Terry Richardson. Zani Gugelmannjewelry designer (??) Because she’s the city’s most ornamental accessory designer. Kick Kennedyactress, environmental activist (25) Because she more than makes up for some of her relatives. Hamish Linklateractor (38) Because he’s the new Justin Theroux (are you listening, Jennifer?) Henrik LundqvistNY Rangers player (32) Because the only ice sport we care about is staring into those blue eyes Blake MycoskieEnterpreneur, author, philanthropist, founder and chief of Shoe Giver of Toms Shoes (37) Because he’s such a philanthrohunk. Olivia Palermosocialite (28) Because she made reality TV a means, not an end. Nicola Peltzactress (19) Because we like it when a pedigreed beauty has her own ambition. Lauren PlattFounder and C.E.O. of Vênsette (29) Because the Columbia grad is so smart, beautiful and creative we want to fall into her Remington arms. Hilary Rhodamodel (27) Because her fiancé is man enough to intern at Vogue. John Robshawtextiles designer (??) Because he can mix our patterns anytime. Vito Schnabelcurator and art dealer (28) Because that smoldering look and his awesome dating resume. Joan Smallsmodel (26) Because she’s so multiracial she calls herself a mutt. Gay Taleseauthor (82) Because he was rocking hats way before Pharrell got in the game. Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxisprincess of German Thurn und Taxis family (32) Because this royal beauty has a way with words. Jamie Tishbusinesswoman and philanthropist (45) Because she’s a southern belle with city savvy. Elettra Wiedemannfashion model & socialite (31) Because she founded a charity call ed One Frickin’ Day and she’s a model with a food blog, too.

SIBLINGS:

Oren & Tai Alexanderreal estators (??) Because they were hot before they made so much money.

COUPLE:

Josh Kushnerbusinessman, investor, founder and managing partner of Thrive Capital (29), and Karlie Klossmodel (21) Because brains and beauty don’t hook up often enough.

FAMILY:

Carine RoitfeldEditor-in-chief of CR Fashion Book (59), Julia Roitfeld – model, art director (33), and Vladimir Roitfeld – art dealer, curator, founder of Feedback ltd. (30) Because we just wish we’d won this genetic lottery.