Today, another group of winners from the talented snappers of Instagram.
March 3, 2021
February 22, 2021
Recent Tudor City sale prices via Streeteasy.
|Vintage sign in No. 5's lobby|
$265,000, Apt 806, studio
$860,000, Apt 205, two bedroom
$750,000, Apt 101, two bedroom
$999,500, Apt 901C, two bedroom
$925,000, Apt 603C, two bedroom
$835,000, Apt 201B, two bedroom
$205,000, Apt 205A, studio
$305,000, Apt 206, studio
$350,000, Apt 1404A, studio
The Hermitage is a rental-only building. Recent monthly rentals:
$4,545, Apt 908, three bedroom
$665,000, Apt 1315, one bedroom
$270,000, Apt 212, studio
$1,100,000, Apt 7BS, two bedroom
$515,000, Apt 2105, one bedroom
$350,000, Apt 2101, studio
$655,590, Apt 1801, one bedroom
$443,000, Apt 1311, one bedroom
Currently on the market, there are no million dollar listings, although there are two apartments in contract: a $1,500,000 two bedroom in No. 2, and Penthouse 9 in Windsor Tower, which has been been on and off the market for several years, and is now about to be sold for $1,900,000.
February 15, 2021
Artifact of the day is this set of six postcards, which depict No. 45, No. 25, Prospect Place and the Manor, the South Park, the Coffee House, and The North Park.
Sunlight through the stained glass windows of No. 25's coffee house.
A lady beneath the pergola contemplates the privet hedge and the topiary.
February 7, 2021
A year-end roundup of the posts that got the most hits in 2020. Click on the title to read the story.
1. AT LAST. In what seems like eons ago, the Tudor City Sign was restored, with new letters and a new paint job. This was far and away the most read news story of the year.
2. Something to Look Forward to: EAST SIDE ACCESS. Is everybody ready? There will be direct service to Long Island from Grand Central Station beginning December, 2022.
3. New York Edison's WATERSIDE STATION. A history of the Waterside Station, catty-corner to No. 5. Supplying electricity and steam for 104 years, today it's the site of one of the largest vacant lots in town.
4. O. O. McIntyre Weighs In. McIntyre was a newspaperman who wrote a column about New York (that never appeared in New York). He did like Tudor City, and wrote several columns about it.
5. Signs of the Times? Graffiti comes to the colony in May, with No. 45 and the granite wall along 42nd Street hard hit. Six weeks later, it is erased when graffiti removal is again allowed.
6. #ClapBecauseWeCare. A community comes together nightly to applaud essential workers, especially those who care for hospitalized Covid-19 patients.
7. Views from the Bridge, 1933. The view west, in some handsomely tinted photos.
8. Residents: GLADYS PARKER. Resident of the year was Gladys Parker, whose cartoon character Mopsy ran in 300 newspapers at its peak.
9. Tudor City's Roof Restaurant, Revisited. A followup to an earlier story about Tudor City's sole attempt at rooftop dining.
10. Woodstock Wildlife. A cataloging of the wildfife ‒ 14 various statues ‒ decorating the upper floors of The Woodstock.
February 2, 2021
The photo was taken by Vivan Maier, a rather mysterious figure. She worked as a nanny her whole life, and, on the side, was an amateur street photographer. When she died in 2009, she left behind a large photo archive of her work ‒ over 100,000 negatives ‒ which had never been seen before. It lay undiscovered until it was purchased at an auction house, and the cult of Vivian Maier was born.
For more on Vivian Maier, check out her website, here.
November 4, 2020
Tudor City appears midway in the book, in a conversation between Mary and her boss, Ronald Foster; he's sweet on her, but she feels "no trembling delight in his presence." Mary has been staying with friends, and has just announced her intention to get her own Manhattan apartment.
November 1, 2020
|Rain on the bridge, by street.classics.|
|On a balcony of No. 2, by walkingwithlucy.|
|Tudor City Place by night, by _sweetlow_.|
|Flyover, by jakeblucker.|
|Snow on the bridge, by nycprimeshot.|