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)
So far in this year’s Curbed Cup, East Hampton has come out on top against Water Mill and North Haven. Now, in the Final Four round, our fourth seed is going up against the underdog of the year: Amagansett.
What makes this competition even more interesting is that Amagansett is a smaller neighborhood within East Hampton—so we’ll see how they hold up against their own. East Hampton is known for its ocean beaches, village shops and restaurants that are open year-round, and several historical homes. Namely, the famous Grey Gardens estate in the Georgica section of East Hampton just sold last week.
Our underdog of the year has made it past two tough competitors so far. First, they bypassed last year’s runner-up and the 2015 champion, Hampton Bays. Then, in the second round, Amagansett defeated the 2016 winner of the Curbed Cup, Sag Harbor, with a tight margin. But how will they do against East Hampton?
Amagansett lacks the central village and community feeling that East Hampton has—but it has some benefits over East Hampton, as well. Amagansett is located slightly more east, putting it closer to Montauk but still accessible to towns like Sag Harbor and East Hampton. Secondly, it’s a quiet ocean beach community known for its peaceful quality—which is exactly what many people come out to the East End seeking.
Now the question is: Who will move on to the final round in the competition? That’s up for our readers to decide. Just remember, all polls are only open for 24 hours, so be sure to cast your votes!
- Curbed Cup Elite Eight: (1) Sag Harbor vs. (9) Amagansett [Curbed Hamptons]
- Curbed Cup Elite Eight: (4) East Hampton vs. (12) North Haven [Curbed Hamptons]