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Curbed Cup Elite Eight: (4) East Hampton vs. (12) North Haven

Who will advance to the Final Four?

James Kirkikis /

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!

East Hampton (4)

In the first round, Water Mill was defeated by our fourth seed, East Hampton, in a 71 percent-to-29 percent victory. Now, in the second round, East Hampton is coming up against an underdog in this year’s competition who’s already made it past the first round against a tough opponent: North Haven.

East Hampton has a couple things going for it here: ocean beaches, a central village with popular shops and restaurants, and some of the most incredible real estate on the market. These factors certainly give East Hampton an edge in the competition, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will make it to the Final Four—that’s up to our readers to decide.

North Haven (12)

High tide at one of my favorite spots on the planet #northhaven

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To our pleasant surprise, North Haven beat Westhampton in the first round of this year’s Curbed Cup—despite being seeded near the bottom. We always love to see an underdog come out on top, and North Haven’s already had a good start to the 2017 Curbed Cup.

While North Haven lacks the ocean beaches and popular village that East Hampton has, what it does have is the peace and quiet that draws people to the Hamptons in the first place. North Haven is referred to as a haven for a reason—even in the summer, it doesn’t swell in population the same way that neighboring towns do (though it certainly has its influx of visitors), but it’s still very much a Hamptons village.

That being said, which town should advance in the competition? Whoever makes it past here will go on to the Final Four round of the Curbed Cup. But remember: All polls are only open for 24 hours, so be sure to cast your vote!

The Hamptons

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East Hampton

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