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!
Atlantic Yards officially broke ground on Tuesday, bringing to Brooklyn the start of the world's tallest modular tower. The excitement around the building began back in October, with the opening of the Barclays Center, arguably the most talked-about building this year. The project has spurred the creation of new local food options, a sleek new subway entrance, a neat little public plaza, lots of public urination, and it got Jay-Z to ride the subway.
Atlantic Yards is facing off against another area that's seen a lot of development: Hudson Square. 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.
Which neighborhood advances to the next round?
· All Curbed Cup 2012 coverage [Curbed]