We are down to the two final contestants in the Curbed Cup, our annual award to the Detroit neighborhood of the year. This week was Round Two—one matchup per day—with the polls left open for 24 hours.
And there it is! In a poll that closed at noon, Detroit decided to feed Lafayette Park to Ferndale! We'll open the voting in the final round of the Curbed Cup later today so that you can finally award that fake gold. In the meantime, let's take a moment to say "nice game" and "better luck next year" to Hamtramck and Downtown Detroit. We're betting that they'll be back better than ever in 2012. Downtown made a lot of promises this year, but may have scared off some fans with its transformation to Gilbert-ville. And while real estate moguls can be scary (think Trump's comb over) we are going to reserve judgement for now and point out that the Broderick Tower and hotel in the David Whitney Building are managing to develop without him. As for Hamtramck, get that new brunch place open already!
In the Curbed Cup rankings, the finals come down to seed 6 vs. seed 8. Which goes to say that in awarding fake trophies, you all do not vote by the numbers. We're still confounded by how (1) Corktown got obliterated so early. Anyone else?
· All Curbed Cup 2011 Coverage [Curbed Detroit]