The Curbed Cup is our annual award for neighborhood of the year. You will have 24 HOURS to vote in each poll.
Hamtramck: The little city-within-a-city had a good Cup run last year, but how was its 2012? One major highlight was the Detroit Beautification Project (DBP) bringing in some high-profile artists to liven up the city via street art, even if some weren't too excited about it.There was a strange situation with Ooties, the restaurant-that-wasn't, but Ham-Town did end the year strong, offering us one of our favorite rental listings of the whole year. Oh, and what about receiving $15 M from HUD to tear down the old and rebuild? That's a plus in our book.
Boston Edison: The 'nabe known for its big, beautiful houses may not be very close to the hustle and bustle of Downtown, but its endless parade of attractive listings means B-E gets more than its fair share of face-time on Curbed. Boston Edison scored a win with Detroit Works renovating 13 homes in August, but the 'hood's biggest news had to be the squatter-turned-roommate fiasco that went national. Do voters like their squatters crazy? Let's see!