The Curbed Cup, our annual award to the Hamptons neighborhood of the year, has whittled the eight towns/villages/hamlets vying for the prestigious fake trophy down to four. This week will decide which of those remaining areas move onto to the final round for a shot at Curbed Cup glory. Voting for each pairing ends 24 hours after it begins. Let the eliminations commence!
After handily taking care of Water Mill in the first round, two-time champ Sag Harbor is in solid position to come away from this year's Curbed Cub with a three-peat. 2012 saw the village open a few restaurants (as well as close a few), work commence on the $60M Watchcase condo project, a frozen yogurt store with a questionable sign, a new coffee place, a pedestrian ferry, a last-minute reprieve for the Bay Street Theatre, and headway towards revamping Barron's Cove Inn. Quite a busy year for a village whose population measures less than 2500.
Hoping to put a stop to Sag Harbor's Curbed Cup dominance is the East Hampton hamlet known as Amagansett. 2012 wasn't the most active year for AMG, but maintaining the status quo is always a bad thing 'round these parts. 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. But will the ability to buy a burrito on Saturday be enough to see our first upset of the year? To the voting!
· All Curbed Cup 2012 coverage [Curbed Hamptons]