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Living In: Tudor City


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Though it only encompasses a few square blocks on the edges of Midtown East, Tudor City is an enclave of distinctive architectural character and community atmosphere. The dozen or so buildings within Tudor City real estate are all beautiful, whether they're actually Tudor or, as some maintain, more Neo-Gothic in their architecture. Either way, the Tudor City apartments offer an urban lifestyle in an officially designated historic district. You won't find NY apartments quite like this anywhere else in town. Think of it as a Battery Park City, but much smaller, more stately, and venerable: built in the 1920s, the neighborhood, after all, was the first "residential skyscraper" complex in the world. Apartments can be found from 41st Street to 43rd Street, and between Second and First Avenues: a quick walk to the office towers of Midtown, but a quiet, leafy, stone-constructed world unto itself. There are three lovely little garden/parks in the Tudor City neighborhood, with plenty of shady benches and bright floral explosions, as well as a small, well-maintained children's playground. And although there aren't many commercial establishments here, there are the basic conveniences: a post office, a dry cleaner, an upscale deli, a hair and nail salon.

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  • Mary O'connor Playground
  • Ralph Bunche Park
  • Trygve Lie Plaza
  • Tudor Grove Playground

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