Tudor City: Manhattan’s Historic Residential Enclave

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On the east side of Midtown Manhattan, next to the United Nations, sits the towering apartment complex Tudor City. An architectural masterpiece created by developer Fred F. French during the Roaring Twenties, Tudor City was the first residential skyscraper complex in the world. It brought middle-class lifestyle to center city. Tudor City has parks, shops and restaurants and even once had a mini-golf course. Developers and preservationists battled over the site in the 1970s and 1980s, with a notable cast of characters including Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Mayor John Lindsay and Representative Ed Koch. The city designated the area a historic district. Author and resident Lawrence R. Samuel charts the ninety-year history of New York’s Tudor City.
ISBN: 9781467143929
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Brief History
Images: 44
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Lawrence R. Samuel is the founder of AmeriCulture, a Miami- and New York City–based consultancy dedicated to translating the emerging cultural landscape into business opportunities. He holds a PhD in American studies and an MA in English from the University of Minnesota, an MBA in Marketing from the University of Georgia and was a Smithsonian Institution Fellow. Larry writes the Psychology Yesterday, Boomers 3.0 and Future Trends blogs for Psychology Today, where he has received hundreds of thousands of hits, and is often quoted in the media. His previous books include The End of the Innocence: The 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair (2007) and New York City 1964: A Cultural History (2014).
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