Written at the height of the Depression, the book is a work of unabashed civic boosterism. New York is "home of the world's greatest captains of industry and the world's most stupendous structures, the veritable center of our country's wealth, culture and achievement."
Tudor City earns a two-page spread since this "marvelous achievement" is a "complete city in itself," with "palatial buildings," "refined type of neighbors," and "genuine parks with grassy lawns and real shade trees."
Tudor City "does not appeal to millionaires," however. It's geared toward "people who spend carefully."