Welcome back to Curbed Cup 2015! Our initial Elite 8 has been whittled down to the Final Four after a week of voting. Today's matchup pits South Philly's (8) Pennsport against Center City's (5) Washington Square West. Cast your vote below!
Washington Square West (5)—Take a stroll through this historic Center City neighborhood on any given weekend and you're sure to stumble upon some sort of street festival, market, or parade. Says one Curbed commenter, "It has beautiful old historic streets, a healthy demographic mix, and a happening restaurant scene with a relaxed, friendly vibe." Washington Square West's growth only continues with the recent groundbreaking of the 26-story luxury residential tower at 1213 Walnut St., as well as the incoming SLS International Hotel & Residences by Dranoff Properties.
Pennsport (8)—One of the oldest areas in Philly—and home of the Mummers—South Philly's Pennsport is quickly rising. Located along the burgeoning Delaware River Waterfront, the neighborhood has quick access to both Washington Avenue Pier and Pier 68, the city's newest pier park that opened in September. Also of note: Its emerging restaurant scene and the ongoing demo and development at the former Mt. Sinai Hospital, which will include 95 new townhouse and four rain gardens.