It's that time of year again, when thoughts turn to holiday cheer, New Year's resolutions, and, of course, The Curbed Cup, an annual deathmatch to see which Philly neighborhood will triumph above all others. This year, eight neighborhoods are competing for the totally fake trophy and the pride of being Curbed Philly's 2013 Neighborhood Of The Year. We need your votes! Polls, located at the bottom of each Curbed Cup post, will close 24 hours after the post goes up, and the winner will move on to the next round.
Francisville experienced tons of construction this year. From the eco-friendly Folsom Powerhouse to the affordable Jon Bon Jovi Soul Homes, the backhoes and truck backing up beeping sounds haven't stopped all year. Of course, there's also tons of market rate development happening. Francisville also experienced a surge in property values and taxes, and saw the opening of Tela's Market just a couple of months ago.
Point Breeze has also experienced lots of new development, and lots of controversy to go with it this year. From protest marches to window smashings, development has been a source of deep conflict. Point Breeze saw lots of development, and proposals for even more development. The neighborhood continues to experience growth, growing pains, and conflict about what "revitalization" means, but it's undeniable that 2013 has been a big year for Point Breeze.