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Curbed Cup Second Round: (3) Williamsburg vs. (11) Coney Island

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The Curbed Cup, our annual award to the New York City neighborhood of the year, for the past three years has been determined by reader vote. This year, we're upping the ante with a 16-neighborhood elimination tournament spanning the month of December. We've now moved on to round two in our quest to determine the neighborhood that most defined New York, for better or for worse, in 2007.

Yesterday's Recap: We knew the Long Island City posse would come to play, and come to play they did. Although the favorite, #2 seed West Chelsea, held an early lead, LIC battled back quickly and held on through the end, advancing to the semifinals with a convincing 54.2% of the vote. The neighborhood will take on the winner of today's matchup...
Today's Matchup: It's a Brooklyn beatdown, as the big bully from the northcountry, #3 seed Williamsburg, squares off against the Coast with the Most, #11 seed Coney Island. We can honestly say we have no idea which way this one's gonna go. So, uh, let's find out?

Williamsburg
2007 Notables:
· The Great Williamsburg Rooftar Fire of '07—relive the magic!
· Plans for the multi-towered new Domino Sugar development were revealed
· Karl Fischer row really came into its own. Unfortunately.
· After eons of anticipation, Radegast Hall finally opened!!!!
· The neighborhood finally got a real gym
· But was deemed not ready for its own Apple Store


Coney Island
2007 Notables:
· Astroland celebrated its final day before development did it in...
· ... until developer Joe Sitt granted Astroland a one-year stay of execution...
· ... until the city waded into battle with its own roller-coaster designs
· Hey! A queer femme swimsuit calendar!

THE BRACKET

Polls open until noon tomorrow. Vote! Vote! Vote! Wheeeeee!