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Curbed Cup Elite 8: (2) West Chelsea vs. (10) LIC Waterfront

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Half the field has already been eliminated in the Curbed Cup, our annual award to the New York City neighborhood of the year. This week we'll have one matchup per day—with the polls left open for 24 hours—and by Friday only four contenders will be left vying for the prestigious fake trophy. Let the eliminations continue!

It was easy as can be for West Chelsea to beat the Upper West Side in the first round. Let's recap some of the many reasons tipsters nominated West Chelsea for this year's Curbed Cup: the opening of Phase II of the High Line, Sleep No More, Bungalow 8's transformation from club into art gallery, and the opening of new hotels.

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. To cap it all off, the LIC waterfront pulled off an upset victory over Hudson Yards in the first round. So which 'hood deserves to move on to the Final Four?

Poll results

· All Curbed Cup 2011 coverage [Curbed]