We're down to the final four in the Curbed Cup, our annual award to the New York City neighborhood of the year. This is our last final four matchup. The polls will be left open for 24 hours, and the final showdown for the prestigious fake trophy will begin tomorrow. Let the eliminations continue!
West Chelsea easily took down the Upper West Side and then the LIC waterfront in the first two rounds of the Curbed Cup. Now it's facing off against a tougher 'hood that's also benefited from a recent transformation. So what does West Chelsea have going for it? 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.
Attempting to knock West Chelsea out of the running is Downtown Brooklyn, which sailed to victory over Atlantic Yards in the previous round. One commenter and Curbed operative wrote of DoBro's transformation this year: "Never mind the Brooklyner, Brooklyn Fare, the new consolidated subway hub, Aloft hotel, or Dekalb Market, but soon there will be Shake Shack, the new Dieterle spot, H&M, a new residential complex, and so on. Subway access is awesome; walking access around Brooklyn is just as good." (And hey, that Shake Shack just opened!) Another commenter points to the makeover of the BAM area and the sales and rental success stories the 'hood's had this year. So which neighborhood gets a shot at our prestigious fake prize?
· All Curbed Cup 2011 coverage [Curbed]