After weeks of voting, the 2016 Curbed Cup is down to its final two neighborhoods: top-seeded Financial District, and the underdog that just won’t quit, Jersey City.
For those who chided us for including Jersey City in the first place, take note: the city across the Hudson has been working hard to come out on top, with mayor Steven Fulop even getting in on hyping JC:
We are like that gritty underdog that everyone counts out but we nevertheless just keep winning. https://t.co/osejzXYAb8— Steven Fulop (@StevenFulop) December 27, 2016
And as we’ve said, Jersey City has plenty of reason to be proud, thanks to the plethora of development happening across the Hudson—tons of new apartments, restaurants, and the like, all within an easy commute to Manhattan.
But does that beat, well, Manhattan? If you think not, then the Financial District is still in the running, after a banner year that saw the completion of several years-in-the-making public projects, along with an influx of new restaurants, apartments, and shops.
But the final decision comes down to you: Which one should be NYC’s neighborhood of the year? Polls are open until January 2, so cast your vote—and start getting the word out for the neighborhood that you want to win—now.
And here’s the full 2016 bracket, just for kicks.