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!
This round of the Elite Eight features two areas that are seeing a development boom. First up, we have Hudson Yards?what could be the next great New York neighborhood. It officially broke ground earlier this month, and the megaproject will bring a handful of new skyscrapers within the next several years. It's already spurred many other developments, including the 7 line extension, the final phase of the High Line, and a few other projects: Joseph Chetrit picked up four lots mystery project, Gary Barnett is planning a tower, and even Related is building other structures in the area.
The challenger is West 57th Street, which defeated the also-developing Midtown East. Despite the crane collapse, crane collapse at One57 had a blockbuster year, shattering records with the $90M+ penthouse sale to become NYC's biggest deal ever. Elsewhere along the street, there are plenty of other towers in progress, including Bjarke Ingels pyramid at 625 West 57th Street and the Roman and Williams Willow Hotel at 120 West 57th Street.
Which developing neighborhood gets to go to the semi-finals?
· All Curbed Cup 2012 coverage [Curbed]