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Curbed Cup Elite Eight: (2) Mid-City vs. (10) Gentilly

Which neighborhood should advance? Cast your vote now!

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The Curbed Cup, our annual award for the neighborhood of the year, is kicking off with 16 neighborhoods vying for the prestigious (fake) trophy. We’ll reveal each of the neighborhoods this week, and polls will be open for 24 hours so you can cast your vote as to which ones should advance. Let the eliminations commence!


Similar to last year, development blossomed for this Curbed Cup 2016 runner-up.

The relocation of the Ruby Slipper’s Cortez Street cafe is among Mid-City’s most recent developments. Opening this December, the new space—formerly a carpenters union hall—will have 4,900 square feet allotted to the restaurant. Its second floor will hold its corporate offices, which is currently based in the Bywater.

At the beginning of the year, fitness organization FitLot opened a 1,000-square-foot outdoor exercise facility on the Lafitte Greenway. Near St. Louis Street, the New Orleans Redevelopment Fund broke ground on its $4 million mixed-use complex, which will open in early 2018. Curbed NOLA created this development map to track the transformations on the Greenway.

Other neighborhood highlights include its iconic Canal Streetcar line, the Jefferson Davis parkway trail, and the Lafitte Greenway.

This expansive neighborhood that borders Lake Pontchartrain challenges Mid-City after dunking on the Lower 9th Ward last week.

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This June, our friends at NeighborhoodX found that Gentilly ranks among some of New Orleans’s least expensive neighborhoods. In fact, this Gentilly shotgun that asked $90,000 ranked as one of our favorite homes this year.

It’s safe to say that dwellings are one of the many strongpoints of this neighborhoods. Beyond the several renovations we’ve covered this year in the neighborhood, three Gentilly homeowners showcased their homes during the 2017 Parade of Homes.

Now, the decision is in your hands: Which neighborhood should advance to the next round? Cast your vote in the poll below.