This year's Curbed Cup final pits last year's champion, East Passyunk, against a similarly buzzy, similarly hipster-y neighborhood to the north, Fishtown. Both have shown a prodigious ability to mobilize support, but who will take the (image of a fake) trophy? Only your votes decide. Voting will end on Thursday, January 2nd at high noon.
East Passyunk, last year's winner, has only expanded its reputation as a prime foodie neighborhood this year: it was ranked as one of the top foodie streets in the nation, and countless new and buzzed about restaurants opened. Development of the Broad Street Armory got rolling this year, as did plans for the iconic King of Jeans building. East Passyunk was also rated as one of Philly's most walkable neighborhoods. Will East Passyunk be able to defend its title?
Our second contestant, Fishtown, is not quite an up-and-coming neighborhood anymore, but it's not established either. These days, Fishtown is a sea of new construction, new restaurants, and new faces. From the opening of the Cedar Point Cafe to tons of new development projects, Fishtown continues to see lots of activity, even if it isn't as new and shiny as it once was. A Yelp heatmap pinpointed it as the home of most of Philly's hipster population, and it was rated as one of the city's most walkable neighborhoods