This time last year everyone was gabbing about how Southie was about to change forever. And then things like the first Starbucks beyond the waterfront and a reality TV show happened; and the change that was being gabbed about was being realized (look no further than the hundreds of micro-apartments planned for the neighborhood). So, it was fitting that the finals of the second annual Curbed Boston Cup pitted South Boston against the Seaport District, the neighborhood-within-a-neighborhood that represents as much change by itself in Southie as anything (some would say the Seaport District is contrived; that Southie is Southie is Southie; this poll might help settle that argument a bit). You, the voters, chose South Boston by a more than 2-to-1 margin over its much younger doppelganger, suggesting that an affinity for the old neighborhood remains, whatever the changes.
· The Departed: South Boston to Change Forever This Year [Curbed Boston]
· What the New Starbucks in Southie Would Mean [Curbed Boston]
· South Boston Getting Reality TV Show [Curbed Boston]
· South Boston to Get Hundreds of Manhattan Apartments [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Boston Cup 2012 archive [Curbed Boston]