The Curbed Cup, our annual award to the Hamptons neighborhood of the year, is kicking off with 16 towns/villages/hamlets vying for the prestigious fake trophy. This week we'll have two matchups 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.
The Curbed Cup kicks off this week. Let's give a warm Curbed welcome to Bridgehampton (4) and Northwest Woods (13)!
Bridgehampton is always a force to reckon with in the Cup, yet has never won. And with amenities like Bridgehampton Commons, a "charming, manageably sized village of its own with great restaurants and shops" (according to one commenter), central location which means it's convenient to everything, uncrowded beaches, and horse country, it's surprising. Can Bridge unite everyone for a Cup win this year?
The Northwest Woods has plenty to offer too: there are plenty of great parks, bay beaches, and of course woods. Peace and quiet abounds in this corner of East Hampton, which is still relatively uncrowded, and offers reasonably priced properties. It's easy to get to Sag Harbor or East Hampton village shops and restaurants, too.