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. Please remember—no wagering.
Hoping for the win this year is a village that is home to some of the area's priciest real estate: Sagaponack. This year, the Clintons stayed in Sagaponack rather than rival East Hampton, Town Line Road was crowned the hot new address in the Hamptons, beaches were nourished by the rich residents, Mr. Rennert decided 110,000sf was too cramped in which to do yoga, and the hamlet decided against its own police force.
Not to be outdone by the hoopla in Sagaponack is the village of East Hampton. 2013 saw new shops open, new restaurants, a generous gift to the library from the Baldwin family, nnd a decision to start culling deer. In real estate, Courtney Ross put her Georgica estate on the market for an eyewatering $75 million, Brian de Palma bought a new place on Pantigo Road, and the Gardiner Home Lot was put on the market for the first time since 1648.