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Curbed Cup 2nd Round: (16) Assembly Row vs. (8) Fort Point

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We're down to the Elite Eight in the fourth annual Curbed Boston Cup. Vote and help us pick the Hub's Neighborhood of the Year! Polls close in 24 hours.

Assembly Row is the Cinderella Story of the bracket so far, having bumped off No. 1 seed East Boston, last year's Curbed Boston Cup winner, in the first round of voting. The mixed-use mega-development has been called "the best brand-new neighborhood on the Eastern Seaboard." No pressure there. And components such as the achingly hip AVA Somerville, not to mention the new Orange Line stop, opened during the year. And! Then came news that Assembly Row might essentially double in size. It's already slated to include more than 2,000 housing units, not to mention tons of retail and public space.


'Tis difficult to find a more buzzy area of Boston than the South Boston enclave of Fort Point. It's teeming with techies, for one thing, as well as very popular newish developments such as Factory 63 and undoubtedly soon-to-be-very-popular developments such as 10 Farnsworth. More than that, though, Fort Point has become and remains a kind of catchall catchphrase for what works in drawing the young and ambitious to Boston.

Poll results

· Somerville's 'Best Brand-New Neighborhood' In Eastern U.S. [Curbed Boston]
· Assembly Row's AVA Somerville Joins Free-Rent Bonanza [Curbed Boston]
· Somerville Will Build the Housing Boston Won't or Can't [Curbed Boston]
· Five New Hub Transit Stops Transforming Their Surroundings [Curbed Boston]
· Fort Point's Factory 63 Leases Up Real, Real Fast [Curbed Boston]
· Tome, Sweet Tome: 10 Farnsworth's Epic Marketing Manuscript [Curbed Boston]
· New Development Bringing a Little Fort Point Magic to Eastie [Curbed Boston]
· Our Curbed Boston Cup 2014 archive [Curbed Boston]

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