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Curbed Cup 1st Round: (7) Hudson Square vs. (10) Court Square

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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 24 hours after it begins. Let the eliminations commence!

If the Curbed Cup honors the neighborhoods that have seen the most development over the course of the year, Hudson Square is a contender. The land use review process for the proposed Hudson Square rezoning began this year, and if passed, it would institute building height limits of 320' along wide streets and 195' on narrow streets. The Hudson Square Connection, the neighborhood BID, is also hoping for a public space makeover.

In the other corner is a neighborhood that's a bit further along: Long Island City's Court Square. There's all kinds of new residential development in the 'hood, from The Vista to One Murray Park, with more to come.

So which neighborhood advances to the next round?

Poll results

· All Curbed Cup 2012 coverage [Curbed]