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Curbed Cup 1st Round: (7) Hudson Yards vs. (10) LIC Waterfront

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The Curbed Cup, our annual award to the New York City neighborhood of the year, is kicking off with 16 'hoods vying for the prestigious fake trophy. This week we'll have two matchups per day, and all the results and the full tourney bracket will be reviewed on Friday. Voting for each pairing ends in the wee hours the next morning. Let the eliminations commence!

We won't be seeing the Olympics in Hudson Yards next summer, but where the stadium would have been, there are towers, hotels, and office buildings aplenty on the way. Kohn Pedersen Fox recently released its designs for a pair of towers along Tenth Avenue between West 30th and West 33rd Streets. Hudson Yards competitor Manhattan West is also moving forward.

The Long Island City waterfront's year kicked off with the reveal of plans for Phase I of Hunters Point South (followed by some early construction work). Work continued on major projects like the in-progress East Coast buildings, which just got some fresh funding. The East River ferry joined the party, and there's even word of some chainification. So which 'hood deserves to move on to the next round?

Poll results

· All Curbed Cup 2011 coverage [Curbed]

Hudson Yards

, Manhattan, NY 10001