a picture blog about a landmarked Manhattan enclave
December 5, 2016
The Tudor City ICE SKATING RINK
In addition to tennis and golf, Tudor City also offered ice skating for one season in the winter of 1941. It didn't return the following year -- the community's much-touted river breezes kept the rink from freezing over for long.
The rink was set on a flooded tennis court. This view looks north across 41st Street to the Essex House (left) and Prospect Hill Apartments (right).
Another view, this time to the east, with No. 5 in the background. A sign for the Tudor City Tennis Club (upper left corner) remains in place for the following season.