Curbed Cup, the annual virtual award for the best neighborhood of the year, is officially kicking off! This week, we’ll be calling for readers to cast their votes. Each poll will only be open for 24 hours, so make sure to get your vote in!
A bayside peninsula just north of East Hampton, Springs may be a small hamlet, but it’s always attracted the artistic type. The area is most famously known for hosting the Pollack-Krasner House, where abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollack and wife Lee Krasner—who was also an artist—lived together on the East End. Other famous creatives who have taken up Springs as their home include Willem de Kooning, Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, Nora Ephron, and John Steinbeck.
Springs doesn’t have much going on, commercially speaking. There are a few shops and cafes scattered throughout town, but for the most part it’s a residential community.
As far as the real estate market is concerned, Wainscott has had quite a year. The historic oceanfront home, Kilkare, listed for $55 million this past summer and Mickey Drexler listed his oceanfront estate on Beach Lane in the fall.
Similar to Springs, Wainscott doesn’t have much of a town or a central village—though one reader described it as having “rural character, classic main street, and quiet”. Being that it’s on the ocean side of the South Fork, it’s known for its ocean beaches and the high real estate price tags.
In last year’s Curbed Cup, Bridgehampton took down Wainscott in just the first round. Springs also lost in the first round to the 2016 champion, Sag Harbor. But who will make it past the first round this year? Remember: polls are only open for 24 hours, so be sure to cast your vote!
- Curbed Cup 1st Round: Sag Harbor (2) vs. Springs (15) [Curbed Hamptons]
- Curbed Cup 1st Round: Bridgehampton (6) vs. Wainscott (11) [Curbed Hamptons]