~~With the final votes counted Thursday, St. George scored an upset win over Brooklyn's Greenpoint as New York City's "Neighborhood of the Year" in the annual Curbed Cup online competition.

The North Shore neighborhood, seeded No. 15 in a field of 16, garnered almost 77 percent of the total votes cast in the final round, blowing away Brooklyn's trendy Greenpoint, ranked No. 8 when the contest launched.

"Big congratulations to the underdog with lots of heart — at least as displayed by many spirited commenters, anyway — you are 2013's neighborhood of the year. May your giant observation wheel and mega outlet mall breaking ground this year be the catalyst and everything else you hope it will be,"  SI Advance