May 22, 2022
May 15, 2022
There's a party thrown on the rooftop of No. 45, and the mood is convivial. Some lovers have intimate conversations, but we dismiss them, intent on something else.
May 8, 2022
|Protestors call out Harry Helmsley. Behind them, the wall.|
TUDOR CITY'S 1980 PEARL HARBOR DAY began Saturday morning May 24th at 7 a.m. when truckloads of lumber and about 20 workmen arrived at the North Park to start construction of a wall around the park. Lisa Ericsen alerted Tudor City Association President John McKean, who, thorough the use of a bullhorn, immediately called residents for emergency action. Even though it was Memorial Day weekend, the community responded at once! Within 30 minutes, over 200 people were on the street. In another 30 minutes, they had removed all of the lumber from the park and police arrived in force. Meanwhile, TCA was searching for a lawyer and a judge, both difficult to find on a holiday weekend.
They finally got a restraining order, but things were far from resolved.
May 1, 2022
Looking east down 40th Street from 2nd Avenue, then and now:
|No. 5, circa 1940|
April 24, 2022
Above, today's artifact, a 1939 New York City brochure. It was printed and distributed to those who advertised in it, in this case, Woolworth's. What is amazing about it is its size, nearly 5 foot by 2 foot when unfurled. There is plenty of information to absorb, and for the Tudor City fan, a six-panel ad.
April 17, 2022
It was reminiscent of the exalted East Side Airlines Terminal, which opened in 1953. An offshoot of the original Airlines Terminal, it issued airline tickets, baggage claim forms, arranged for ground transportation, etc.
The company did well for the first 20 years, then it began its decline. Finally reduced to a bus depot in 1985, it was sold for $90.6 million to developers who turned it into The Corinthian, a luxury apartment house.
April 10, 2022
Following a surgical enhancement of her bust, she was discovered by Playboy in 1992. Immediately thereafter, she signs a contact to model with Guess Jeans, and suddenly she is very well known. Around this time, she takes Apartment 518 in The Manor. How long she keeps it is anyone's guess.
She begins to make a name for herself in the gossip columns by being pictured beside players like Hugh Hefner and Donald Trump, above. But she had a secret.
Back in 1991, Anna Nicole had met an 89-year-old Texas oil tycoon at a strip club, where she was a stripper. They strike up a friendship and one night a year or so later, he asked her to marry him. She said 'yes' immediately.
Her career struggles are put on hold so that she could take care of her husband. When he dies a year later, she spends the rest of her life in court fighting with the family over her inheritance. She would never know the outcome, however.