The winner is in…Jersey City has won the Curbed Cup 2016 challenge and was crowned ‘NYC Neighborhood of The Year’. This is the first time a neighborhood outside of New York City has won the competition.
For those of you who have never heard of the Curbed Cup, here’s a little background on it. Curbed puts 16 neighborhoods, head to head over a few weeks in efforts to find the neighborhood of the year. This year Jersey City went against Greenpoint in Brooklyn, South Village in NYC, Prospect Heights in Brooklyn, and the Financial District in the final round.
Jersey City won this competition because of our short commute to the city, restaurants, bars, strong community, and parks. Recently they released the 87 Best Bars in New Jersey and Jersey City was on the list 8 times and secured the number one spot with Lucky 7 Tavern. Other bars on top of the list include Healy’s Tavern, Fox and Crow, The Pet Shop, The Coffee Shop, Dorrian’s Red Hand, O’Hara’s Downtown, and Iron Monkey. Whether you are looking for a wine bar, tiki bar, gastro-pub, family park or live music, Jersey City has it all. The opening of White Eagle Hall, a new music venue, to the city also helped to gain us the win.