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Tudor City is an apartment complex located on the East Side of Manhattan in New York City. It is bordered by E 40th Street to the South, First Avenue to the East, Second Avenue to the West and E 43rd Street to the North. Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article covers streets in Manhattan, New York City, USA between and including 23rd Street and 42nd Street. ... First Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare on the East Side of the New York City borough of Manhattan, running from Houston Street northbound for over 125 blocks before terminating at the Willis Avenue Bridge into The Bronx at the Harlem River near East 127th Street. ... Second Avenue is an avenue in Manhattan that extends from Houston Street to the Harlem River Drive. ...


The natural topography of the area is such that east-west streets slope downward from Second Avenue to First Avenue. As a result, Tudor City is at a different elevation at First Avenue and is accessible to vehicular traffic only via Second Avenue. A viaduct connects the two halves of Tudor City bisected by 42nd Street, with staircases providing pedestrian access between 42nd Street and the complex. A separate staircase known as the Sharansky Steps connects Tudor City with Ralph Bunche Park and First Avenue. Main article: Transportation in New York City 42nd Street, NYC 42nd Street is a major crosstown street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, known for its theaters, especially near the intersection with Broadway at Times Square. ... Natan Sharansky (Hebrew: נתן שרנסקי, Russian: Натан Борисович Щаранский; born January 20, 1948) is a notable former Soviet anticommunist, Zionist, Israeli politician and writer. ... Ralph Bunche Park is a small municipal public park in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of New York City, at the northwest corner of First Avenue and 42nd Street. ...


The area was once home to tenements and slums and bordered a power plant and slaughterhouses along First Avenue on the East River. In the 1920s, the complex was built to bring in middle-class residents who had begun leaving the city for the outer boroughs and suburbs. The complex is home to 12 buildings and over 5000 residents. It currently includes a U.S. Post Office, hotel, grocery store, haircutting salon, laundry, and restaurant in addition to three garden parks and a children's playground. Categories: Stub | House types ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ... A power station (also power plant) is a facility for the generation of electric power. ... For the Batman villain, see Abattoir (comics). ... New York City waterways: 1. ... A monument to the working and supporting classes along Market Street in the heart of San Franciscos Financial District, home to tens-of-thousands of professional and managerial middle class workers each day. ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ...


The complex is located directly across First Avenue from the United Nations Headquarters. Only a few apartments face the United Nations because when the area was completed in 1928 there were slaughterhouses to the east; most apartments were built facing the opposite direction because of the stench and filth that came from them. In the 1940s, the slaughterhouses were demolished and the United Nations Headquarters was built in their place. Today, only some apartments have high-priced views of the UN Headquarters and East River. Instead, the majority of apartments face inland parks and the Midtown skyline. Many apartments have good views of the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building. United Nations Headquarters in New York City, viewed from the East River. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... Main article: New York City Midtown Manhattan viewed from the Brooklyn Bridge. ... The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York, NY on the intersection of 5th Ave and W 34th Street. ...


In 1988, the complex was named as a historic district and is perhaps most famous for its TUDOR CITY sign overlooking 42nd Street. Main article: Transportation in New York City 42nd Street, NYC 42nd Street is a major crosstown street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, known for its theaters, especially near the intersection with Broadway at Times Square. ...


Tudor City is featured in a number of film and television programs. Movies filmed in Tudor City include The Godfather Part III, The Peacemaker, Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, Splash, and U.S. Marshals. 5 Tudor City Place was the location where the bomb was planted under the Governor's car in Scarface. Tudor City was also used in the opening credits of The Jeffersons. The Law & Order episode "The Wheel" and the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Death Roe" also had brief exterior scenes filmed at the complex. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Peacemaker is a 1997 thriller and action movie starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman. ... Spider-Man is a 2002 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. ... Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 superhero film developed by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon, written by Alvin Sargent, and directed by Sam Raimi. ... Splash is a 1984 fantasy film and romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard and written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. ... This page refers to a motion picture. ... Scarface is a 1983 film directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino as Antonio Tony Montana. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Law & Order is a long-running American television police procedural and legal drama set in New York City. ... Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a United States crime drama television series that began in 2001. ...


References

  • MAJOR HOLDINGS IN TUDOR CITY ARE BEING SOLD, The New York Times, May 8, 1985
  • Streetscapes: Tudor City;Landmarks Won't Let a Co-op Fiddle With Its Roof, The New York Times, November 26, 1995.

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