No surprise, Tudor City is ideal for the courtship stage preceding marriage. At left, a 1931 art deco ad accompanied by a poem conjuring up a dreamy enclave of "river breezes," "violet hazes" and "distant murmurs of the metropolis," made for marriage proposals.
The poem, in full:
Over in the West gleaming lights
Stretch skyward tier on tier.
A violet haze softens the outlines of miraculous buildings.
At your feet lies a park-like lawn bordered with glorious flowers.
A river breeze stirs your curtains with its cooling breath.
And the distant murmur of the metropolis fades away ‒
As Evening comes to Tudor City.
Budget-friendly rents and relief from "hit-and-run housekeeping" keep marriages on track, in the above ads from 1940.
Below, the concept that Tudor City can save marriages by making one's husband feel "more like a man ‒ and less like a mashed potato." This 1929 gem ran in, where else, the New Yorker.