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! Please remember—no wagering.
After kicking the butt of Sagaponack in the first round, East Hampton is trying to take the title away from last year's champ Amagansett. 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.
Amagansett is planning to stop East Hampton Village's hopes for a win in its tracks. Biggest news in the burg was the brouhaha over 555: developers planned to turn the 20+ acres of former Ocean View Farm into a senior complex, but at this juncture, those plans look unlikely to come to fruition. Some vintage Scheffer cottages were put up for sale, a new farm offered a CSA, and East Hampton attempted to rein in the drunken revelry at Indian Wells Beach.