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Curbed Cup First Round: Sunset Harbour Vs. Brickell

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The Curbed Cup, our first annual award to Greater Miami's neighborhood of the year, is kicking off with 8 'hoods vying for the prestigious fake trophy. We'll have one matchup per day, and review the bracket on Friday and continue to the next round next week. Let the eliminations commence!

Getting the most nominations of just about anywhere, Sunset Harbour is a neighborhood on the rise. A new 'high design' parking garage by Arquitectonica opened earlier this year, with ground floor retail space being filled up by some very hip establishments. The old Mark's Quality Cleaner's site is also in the spotlight, as the location of planned infill residential development called Palau at Sunset Harbour. The neighborhood is very local, quiet-ish, pedestrian, waterfront, close to all the South Beach action, and (a major plus) virtually unknown by tourists. Here is Curbed Miami's coverage of Sunset Harbour.

They say Brickell is the densest North American neighborhood south of Manhattan, and it's just getting denser. New luxury towers like 1100 Millecento, BrickellHouse, and the Brickell CityCentre megraproject are popping up all over the place. CityCentre will have lots of new high end retail, and a new possibly-permanent park, Brickell Flatiron Park, is a small step towards correction the serious lack of green space in the neighborhood. For lots more about Brickell, click here for Curbed Miami's coverage.

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· Curbed Cup 2012 coverage [Curbed Miami]