The Curbed Cup is a cruel mistress, and champions of yore cannot sail through the competition on a wave of past successes. Long Island City found that out the hard way. The Neighborhood of the Year for 2007 sent its interior region into battle to defend the 'hood's honor in 2008, and though the #11 seed fought valiantly, it was sent packing in the second round by that veteran warrior, the Old East Village. In the other Monday match, the highest remaining seed?Madison Square Park?took 56 percent of the vote against this year's Curbed Cup sleeper, Nolita. Folks, Final Four action is on tap for today!