Tudor City:
Manhattan’s Historic Residential Enclave

Mon, Oct 26, 2020
Arcadia Publishing, 2019

In Tudor City: Manhattan’s Historic Residential Enclave, Lawrence R. Samuel recounts the history of Midtown Manhattan’s “urban Eden.” Created by the innovative developer Fred F. French from 1925 to 1929, Tudor City is arguably the world's first skyscraper apartment complex and remains an idyllic enclave of neo-Tudor towers, parks, and quiet. Samuel traces the development of the Tudor City neighborhood over the decades to the present day.

Lawrence R. Samuel

Lawrence R. Samuel is the founder of AmeriCulture, a consultancy based in Miami and New York dedicated to transforming the cultural landscape into business opportunities. He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies, an MBA in Marketing, and an MA in English. He is the author of numerous books on American history, American culture, and psychology. His books include The End of the Innocence: The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair (2007) and New York City 1964: A Cultural History (2014).

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View the FULL PROGRAM of the discussion with author Larry Samuel, architect and real estate development consultant Konrad Wos, a resident and coop officer of Tudor City, and Museum Director Carol Willis.
In this portion of a program in June 2019, James Sanders recounted his childhood in Tudor City and analyzed its successful urbanism, which he summarized in the slogan “You Can Have It All.”

James Sanders is an architect, filmmaker, and author of numerous books, including Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies. With Ric Burns, he co-wrote the eight-part Emmy Award-winning PBS series “New York: A Documentary Film” and its companion volume, New York: An Illustrated History.