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!
Outer borough neighborhood pride reigned supreme in this year's Curbed Cup, advancing two unexpected locales into the Final Four. No. 14 seed Jackson Heights defeated not one, but two popular development-heavy neighborhoods: Midtown West and South Williamsburg. The JH-supporters, who led the 'hood to capture more than 71 percent of the votes, show that a sense of community and measured new development often beats megaprojects and more megaprojects.
In the other corner, there's St. George, the first ever Staten Island neighborhood to earn a place in the Curbed Cup. The neighborhood hasn't seen much development this year, but the waterfront 'hood garnered a lot of attention this year for a few (literally) big projects, most notable of which is the giant observation wheel. The wheel comes with a 125-store outlet mall, and both won unanimous approval from City Council. St. George won its last match-up against Boerum and Cobble Hills by just 1 percentcan it rally to win again?
Which neighborhood deserves to go to the finals and battle for Neighborhood of the Year?
· All Curbed Cup 2013 [Curbed]