The second annual Curbed Cup kicks off over the bridge this week. Eight enclaves are vying for the very prestigious faux trophy and bragging rights as the Cape and Islands' Best Neighborhood of the Year. We're including towns and villages in our Cape & Islands definition of a neighborhood, rounding up, if you will. That said, we'll have one match-up per day, with polls staying open for 24 hours. Let the eliminations commence!
Yesterday, we kicked off Curbed Cup voting with a Martha's Vineyard vs. Cape Cod battle in which Aquinnah took top slot. Today's heat is similar - Cape Cod's Provincetown vs. the Vineyard's Edgartown. Provincetown's artsy cred remained intact this year, particularly in terms of real estate. Not only did Norman Mailer's former authorial abode hit the market, but a historic artist and writer's studio popped up on the rental market. Painters and Pulitzer winners aside, Edgartown became the main setting for a reality television show, ABC Family's The Vineyard, and an erosion drama out on Chappaquiddick Island, the lifestyles of the rich and richer Schifter House move. So Curbed readers, which town should advance? Submit your click for the locale you think deserves to move on to the next round, toward 'hood of the year bragging rights and the faux trophy.
· Norman Mailer's Former Provincetown Home Asks $4 Million [Curbed Cape Cod]
· Rent a Historic Artist's and Writer's Studio in Provincetown [Curbed Cape Cod]
· 10 Things to Know About "The Vineyard" Reality Show [Curbed Cape Cod]
· The Schifter House Move archive [Curbed Cape Cod]