Vote JC: Round 2

Curbed Cup Elite Eight: (9) Jersey City vs. (16) South Village

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Even if, as one commenter noted, “Jersey City is still not a NYC neighborhood,” it managed to beat its round one adversary—Greenpoint—by a wide margin, giving it a place in the Elite Eight. The development-rich waterfront city is due to get a whopping 15,000 new apartments in the next five years, and its relatively cheaper rents ($2,300 median vs. $3,300 in Manhattan) and home prices are already attracting New Yorkers in search of a better deal.

Other points in favor of JC: The commute to Manhattan is quick and easy, especially now that the WTC PATH station is part of the expanded WTC Transportation Hub; there are a plethora of good restaurants and bars serving every taste and price point; cultural amenities, like galleries and bookstores, are becoming more plentiful; and there’s even Citi Bike, which arrived in 2015. Jersey City’s “moment” has been declared more times than we can count, but perhaps now is truly its time to shine.

VOTE JC

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