Gotham shot from Tudor City
|The Chrysler Building photographed from Tudor City|
This architecture is usually only showcased in residential areas, not large apartment buildings in huge metropolitan cities. So when you think about that you rarely think about woods, trees, squirrels, and birds. You don't think of pristine park benches and gorgeous flowers. You don't think about gravel pathways and hidden corners tucked away. You don't think of silence or solitude. You think of big City lights, loud cabs, and even louder people! Well, now is the time to think again. This Country Boy has found a hidden oasis in NYC w/ his City Belle. Tudor City is an area in the City most haven't even heard of. I have always referred to it as the 'Eye of the Hurricane.' You know the calm spot in the middle of a chaotic storm? And that's exactly what Tudor City is. Tucked away on the East side of Manhattan between 41st and 43rd street lies a dormant, yet vibrant landmark neighborhood. It boasts 2 huge parks, 2 dry cleaners, 2 deli's, a mini-US post office, a real-estate and an attorney's office. It also has the overpass bridge that Spider-Man jumped from in the movie. And Tudor City boasts one of the highest rated Italian restaurants in the City if not the World: Convivio. Tudor City must be pretty cool b/c last week I ran into Samantha Brown off the Travel Channel:
|View from top of 25 Tudor City Place|
It really is a hidden gem right here in the heart of New York City. You won't find it in the travel guides and your concierge won't tell you to go there, but rest assure this place is worth your time. If you have a few extra hours while in the City, walk on over to Tudor City on 41st and 2nd avenue. You'll be surprised to find an oasis on a hill in a concrete jungle.
Until We meet,