The Curbed Cup, our annual award to the Hamptons neighborhood of the year, has whittled the sixteen towns/villages/hamlets vying for the prestigious fake trophy down to eight. 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.
Old favorite East Hampton has never won a Cup. Is this its year? As always, the town is in the news. Between the controversial deer sterilization, rental registry and outcry over airport noise, there's always something going on. Some big real estate deals went down, including a $57M pocket listing on Further Lane, while Briar Patch, maybe still the most expensive listing in the US at $140M, went unsold.
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?