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!
Downtown Brooklyn, the reigning champion, has had a strong showing in this year's Curbed Cup, handily beating its contenders in the first two rounds thanks to continued development in the neighborhood. The Jay Street-MetroTech subway renovation is finished. New restaurants opened (including some with debatable neighborhood designations). Two Trees has a 32-story apartment tower planned, the Brodsky Organization will be building a 440-unit rental building, and Flank will be building condos (attached to a hotel) at 71 Smith Street.
In the other corner, we have Dumbo, which beat Crown Heights by just 0.1 percent. Since the Curbed Cup started, Dumbo saw even more action. Last week, Brooklyn Bridge Park issued the RFP for a residential building on a vacant John Street lot under the Manhattan Bridge. The park has been on a roll this year, opening more sections, and development of the Empire Stores finally moved forward. New buildings continued to hit the market and sell well. And Anne Hathaway moved to the neighborhood, so they must be doing something right.
Which Brooklyn 'hood gets to go to the finals?
· All Curbed Cup 2012 coverage [Curbed]