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 Amagansett (2) and Quogue/East Quogue (15)!
Second-seeded Amagansett, a former Cup winner, wants to regain its past title. One commenter enthused: "Amagansett, hands down! Most unpretentious and plenty of breathing room, even in summer. Best beaches." The town has a hot real estate market, particularly in the Lanes, where actors Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber put their attractive home up for sale. The home of architect Francis Fleetwood, who died earlier this year, was also put on the market, asking nearly $20M. And the Clintons made Amagansett their summer vacation spot again this year.
Longshot Quogue and East Quogue are hoping to make a splash this year. Some interesting properties in the area hit the market this year, including the beautiful Wabossagock, owned by the founder of Toys R Us, and a hybrid property put together by the Duchess de Richelieu back in 1936. The much-argued-about Hills at Southampton development continued to be controversial; Discovery Land Corporation wants to build 118 homes in East Quogue as well as an 18-hole golf course.