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 two matchups apiece on Monday and Tuesdaywith the polls left open for 24 hours—and by Wednesday only four contenders will be left vying for the prestigious fake trophy. Let the eliminations continue!
Emerging victorious after its bout with Downtown Brooklyn, Taylor Swift-approved Tribeca is ready to fight again. With its beautiful condo conversions and under-construction starchitecture (Herzog and de Meuron, our man RAMS, et al.), the area is shrouded in scaffolding and chockablock with construction.
Then, after a giant upset over No. 1 seed West Chelsea, there's the Bronx's City Island. The somewhat ramshackle seaside community is about to see its first new condos in 15 years. You know what? Those folks know how to organize, seeing as how they managed to convince officials to drastically scale down designs for a new bridge. Despite that, they're eager to be more than a day-trip destination, hoping to attract artists, developers, and entrepreneurs to a quaint place within the five boroughs where the cost of building and living is simply lower.
Has Tribeca already arrived? Should the underdog, the up-and-comer, continue to advance? You decide.
· All Tribeca coverage [Curbed]
· All City Island coverage [Curbed]
· Curbed Cup Round 1 Results! City Island Shocks West Chelsea [Curbed]
· Curbed Cup 2014 [Curbed]