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!
2012 didn't see too much happening in Amagansett...but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Sotta Sopra took over the space once housed by Exile On Main. Hamptons Free ride expanded its free shuttle service to Indian Wells and Atlantic beaches (the former of which became a bastion for drunken revelry this summer). The best news, though, is that La Fondita announced they'll be open in the off season.
This year started off with a bang in the village of Southampton: Marc Rowan unloaded his Meadow Lane estate for $28.5M. Sometimes it seemed like every week brought news of a new mega pricey listing on that particular street...though Tory Burch was forced to take a huge loss on her home there. Oh, and the Linden Estate entered into contract. In non-real estate news: A new pavilion got the go ahead from the Founders Committee, Lee Hnetinka's party house scheming came to a glorious, crashing halt, and 75 Main made headlines for playing host to the area's biggest brawl.
· All Curbed Cup 2012 coverage [Curbed Hamptons]