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Curbed Cup Elite 8: (12) Chinatown vs. (4) Hollywood

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There are only eight neighborhoods left in the Curbed Cup race for the Los Angeles Neighborhood of the Year. Round two this week will feature one matchup every day and polls will be left open for 24 hours. On Friday, we'll review the final four contenders for the golden jpeg. Let the eliminations continue!

It's time to stop forgetting things just because they happened in Chinatown--the neighborhood managed to upset booming (but never popular) South Park in Round 1. To recap, this year Chinatown saw construction at Chinatown Gateway and the affordable Lotus Garden and the resurrection of Blossom Plaza, which could be a real gamechanger for the neighborhood.

Hollywood dispensed easily of challenger Glendale in Round 1. Not terribly surprising, especially based on the year its had: the Capitol Records building owners announced plans to build two hotel/residential towers on Vine, CIM group bought and revived the Old Spaghetti Factory tower plan, Paramount announced plans for a big expansion, the Selma Hotel came back to life as a Dream Hotel, and Blvd6200 is probably very close to breaking ground. Meanwhile, we've heard the Emerson College project has just recently gotten a beam delivery (more on that soon).

Poll results

· Curbed Cup 2011 [Curbed LA]