The Curbed Cup, our annual award to the Hamptons neighborhood of the year, is kicking off with 8 towns/villages/hamlets vying for the prestigious fake trophy. This week we'll have one matchup per day, and all the results and the full tourney bracket will be reviewed on Friday. Voting for each pairing ends 24 hours after it begins. Let the eliminations commence!
Bridgehampton had a nice little 2012. The Topping Rose House opened to, for the most part, rave reviews. Goldman's CEO shelled out for a seven acre spread. 260 Jobs Lane found a buyer before it was finished. Edible held their first Food Truck Derby. Hip Hop royalty rented the Sandcastle. And, for the coffee lovers, Java Nation found a new home there.
Hoping for the upset is the village that is home to some of the area's priciest real estate: Sagaponack. This year, 11962 saw a few of the Houses At Sagaponack change hands, a $65M estate hit the market, The Old Stove Pub reopen, and demand for Wölffer's rosé lead to a shortage. Considering Sagaponack has less than 600 full time residents, we'd say it's been a pretty eventful year.
· All Curbed Cup 2012 coverage [Curbed Hamptons]