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Tudor Grove Playground

E. 42 St. bet.ween 1 Ave. and 2 Ave.

Manhattan

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Built by Fred F. French (1883-1936), a prominent New York developer after World War I, Tudor City was a pioneering venture in urban renewal. Tudor City was designed as a “city within a city,” and adapted what was called Garden City design to high-density Manhattan. The Garden City concept combined the best aspects of country and city, emphasizing the integration of green space in urban living areas, and was advocated by the Englishman Ebenezer Howard in his 1898 book To-Morrow, A Peaceful Path to Social Reform, (later retitled Garden Cities of To-Morrow). His ideas laid the foundation for such communally oriented suburbs in the United States as Forest Hills Gardens, Queens, designed in 1910 by Olmsted’s sons and Grosvenor Atterbury.

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Tudor Grove Playground Weather

  • Sun
    Snow
    31°F
  • Mon
    Decreasing Clouds
    38°F
  • Tue
    Chance Snow
    33°F
  • Wed
    Chance Rain
    47°F

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