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It's Curbed Cup time. Which will be awarded Best Neighborhood 2016?

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Call for nominations!

Hampton Bays
Via TripAdvisor

It's December, and we all know what that means. Yes! The seventh annual Curbed Cup is drawing ever closer. The competition gives readers the opportunity to nominate and vote on their favorite East End town/village/hamlet/whatever. The voting will kick off in the next few weeks, but before we open the polls we need your help with the selection process.

The Curbed Cup tourney consists of an NCAA bracket-style face-off between various towns/villages/hamlets/whatever. Last year scrappy little Hamptons Bays won a stunning Trump/Brexit style victory. We need nominations for this year. Will the hot village of Sag Harbor translate to tournament domination? Might Water Mill steam its way to victory? Could a dark horse—Noyac?—upset the whole thing? Let us know in the comments (or email to

And we don't just want neighborhood names; we want to know why this particular neighborhood matters right now. Is it home to a game-changing new development? Has its restaurant scene blown up? Is it home to one of the area's best shopping districts? Whatever it is, we want to know what happened in 2016 that sets your favorite neighborhood apart.

Previous Curbed Cup winners:

2010: Sag Harbor

2011: Sag Harbor

2012: Amagansett

2013: Montauk

2014: Montauk

2015: Hampton Bays