Feng Shui in New York City @ Historic Tudor City
As well as I think I know New York City and much of Manhattan, I don't know how I've missed this beautiful, historic place. I'd likely not have seen it, either, had I not been called to Feng Shui a New York City Apartment. I was fortunate to get there early and had time to explore this lovely part of Midtown that I had never seen before.
It was truly like stepping back in time. The streets are very narrow for residents only and it is the quietest area of the City I have ever been in; if you didn't KNOW you were in New York City, you wouldn't believe you were right in the HEART of it!
A bit of history that my client shared with me: Tudor City is a historic district in Midtown Manhattan and was developed in the 1920's by Fred F. French. He created 12 Buildings, all Tudor Style. Formerly on this site were tenements, brownhouses, an old gas company, breweries and a slaughterhouse. And, of course, a horrible smell.
French and Company began building in 1925 and the buildings were finished by 1928. It contained 3,000 housing units and 600 hotel rooms, now mostly co-ops. Architect H. Douglas Ives designed the buildings and was known for his intricate stone and brick work.
To attract the Middle Class to the area, they built a park. The buildings all face inwards to the park to detract from the odors and very few windows faced the East Side (my client was fortunate to have a large window). The United Nations now stands where the slaughterhouses were. In another post I will show my clients Feng Shui New York City Apartment but here are some pictures of this beautiful, historic district right in the heart of New York City:
Can you see the Chrysler building?
The very special little park.
Difficult to capture these magnificent buildings!
From the bridge in Tudor City.
Tudor City--does that say Summer Home? Facinating place this was!
Standing on the bridge from Tudor City looking EAST toward Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn, New York.
I would have to add this beautiful district of historic Tudor City to any visit to Manhattan!
*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island providing Feng Shui Consultations for New York City Apartments, all of Long Island, Homes, Businesses, Offices, Corporations, Pre Purchase, Renovations, Real Estate and New Construction. Feng Shui Consultations also available at a distance by phone.