Half the field has already been eliminated in the Curbed Cup, our annual award to the Miami neighborhood of the year. This week we'll have one matchup apiece on Monday and Tuesday—with the polls left open for 24 hours—and by Wednesday only two contenders will be left vying for the prestigious fake trophy. Let the eliminations continue!
Last week Brickell went up against the Design District, winning by a relatively modest, but respectable, 23 votes, which (considering how much smaller the Design District is) probably says more about the Design District's merits than it does Brickell's. Anyways, Brickell is bigger, and let's admit it, has more going on, and it won. Just take a look at the number of condo towers populating its shores. It goes up against Coconut Grove (which trumped Edgewater by 48 votes), a neighborhood its immediate neighbor to the south, but different in so many other respects. Where Brickell is high, Coconut Grove is low. Although Coconut Grove has condo towers, Brickell has way more. While Coconut Grove is prized for being old, Brickell is all about the 'new.'
· Curbed Cup 2014 coverage [Curbed Miami]