Feng Shui in New York City @ Historic Tudor City by Feng Shui Long Island

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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:

Feng Shui New York City, Tudor City

Tudor City, New York City by Feng Shui Long Island




Can you see the Chrysler building?







Feng Shui New York City, Tudor City by Feng Shui Long IslandThe very special little park.






Feng Shui Long Island in New York City

Tudor City, Manhattan by Feng Shui Long Island



Difficult to capture these magnificent buildings!





Feng Shui New York City, Tudor City by Feng Shui Long Island




From the bridge in Tudor City.




Manhattan Feng Shui, Tudor City by Feng Shui Long IslandTudor City--does that say Summer Home?  Facinating place this was!

Feng Shui New York City Apartment by Feng Shui Long Island



Standing on the bridge from Tudor City looking EAST toward Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn, New York.





Feng Shui Apartment NYC by Feng Shui Long IslandI 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.

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 



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Gayle Balaban
The Best Spot Realty/Waterfront Real Estate/Ooltewah Real E - Chattanooga, TN
E. TN Waterfront Real Estate
Carole = I can't believe it.  I m sure that I have been there although I didn't know the history then.  A long. long time ago I drove charter buses and sightseeing buses in Manhattan.
Jan 29, 2008 01:23 PM #7
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Awesome photos and what a wonderful discovery this appointment was for you and for all of us Carole since you have so graciously shared this Tudor City find!



Jan 29, 2008 02:37 PM #8
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
Carole - Thanks for sharing this little history, interesting that a park had to be added to attract the middle class..  Ever time I go into the city I discover something new.
Jan 29, 2008 02:39 PM #9
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Carole...what fun to find a discovery in a place you've lived in for so long!
Jan 29, 2008 02:58 PM #10
Candy Henthorne
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate
Carole - I love the intricate stonework on those buildings and the peaceful park and street!  You are right, you definitely wouldn't know you were in New York City! 
Jan 29, 2008 03:37 PM #11
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
You sure know how to make a place interesting! Thanks for the history lesson of Tudor City along with your supporting beautiful pictures.
Jan 29, 2008 04:28 PM #12
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
Carole~The buildings are just beautiful.  You can see so much history in every detail of the work that went into building them. I look forward to seeing more on your clients home. Enjoy your day!
Jan 29, 2008 10:08 PM #13
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Kathy, As many times as I have been to New York City I have never wandered into this--it is SO beautiful, very small area and very QUIET!

Diane, The fun thing about New York City is there are always different things to discover.  This was a truly beautiful find!

Teri, You have missed so much!  The Village is SO much fun and Midtown is so much fun.  You'll have to make plans to come back (and not for a convention :)  I'm going to the Seaport when it warms up.

Deborah, I heard last night they are changing our skyline...again.  A new condominium complex is going up and it's going to be taller then many of the buildings that already exist!  Tudor City was spectacular, I loved every second and you're right, you would too!

Carol, I loved 'discovering' this place, it was an adventure for me!  They set it up beautifully, everything you need or want is right in that small area.

Jackie, I have to find that flower market!!  I wonder if I've missed that as well in which case I'm going to get a guide to New York City :)

Gayle, I don't believe they allow the buses down there, the cab left me on the corner and I had to walk the rest of the way :)  The streets are SO narrow, the only trucks I saw were delivery trucks.  It's very possible you were right at the entrance or they allowed buses before.

Jeff & Grace, I love showing pictures like this, I know if I'm entralled some others will be as well! 

Jennifer, It is far from Middle Class now, you need some money to live there!  Since the area had been so bad they built that park---it obviously worked :)

Joan, I know, it makes me wonder what ELSE I'm missing!  New York City is not all that big, I should have it 'down' by now :)

Candy, The buildings are just beautiful!  Apparently when they were building they didn't think much about cars, though, they were literally parked within a inch of eachother :)

Sally, What a find, I loved it!  I have about 30 more pictures, it was just beautiful!

Julie, The area was magnificent and so was the architecture.  I always love finding something new (to me)

Jan 30, 2008 01:06 AM #14
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON


What a fascinating history Tudor City has. The buildings are so stately and beautiful....and I love the idea of the little park.  Developers had such vision back then.

Lovely pictures, thank you for the history lesson and sharing these wonderful photos.


Jan 30, 2008 02:41 AM #15
Kim Peasley-Parker
AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc. - Sumter, SC
Wow, it is fascinating and beautiful.  I will have to put it on my list to see if I ever get back to New York City.
Jan 30, 2008 03:48 AM #16
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jo, It was a wonderful 'find' and actually fit into your category!  Double luck...I couldn't believe how quiet it was, I would have thought I was anywhere but New York City :)

Kim, It's a small area so definitely put it on your list.  If I didn't have the exact address the cab driver wouldn't have found it!

Jan 30, 2008 08:32 AM #17
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
Thank you for the tour and the history lesson.  New York is just full of fastinating places and people.
Jan 30, 2008 08:59 AM #18
Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains
Carole:  Your city is so rich and diverse with its history and such beautiful architecture.  It looks to me like New York City overall has great feng shui!  Enjoyed the post and it sounds just like a place where I would want to live in if were a city gal.
Jan 30, 2008 11:52 AM #19
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC
This looks and sounds like a wonderful area of the city.  Don't you just love to find something new, it's so exciting.  You always share such marvelous information.
Jan 30, 2008 12:25 PM #20
Ginger Wilcox
Sindeo - San Francisco, CA
It isn't it amazing the gems that exist almost under our nose, that we can stumble upon?  Thanks for sharing. Tudor City sounds delightful!
Jan 30, 2008 02:32 PM #21
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Carole... very interesting. I love learning so much about NYC.  It's amazing that he did all of this building right before the great depression. In any case, I love architecture and next time I am in the area, I am going to take a peak...  thanks for sharing this.

jeff belonger
Jan 30, 2008 04:56 PM #22
Trace Galle
Designs by Trace - Kelowna, BC

Hi Carole,

What absolutely magnificent buildings! You must have had a wonderful day there. I love old historic buildings/homes the architecture is amazing.

Jan 31, 2008 01:48 AM #23
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Joan, I never, ever get tired of New York.  It facinates me that I still don't know all of it!

Donna, I believe many parts of New York City DO have good Feng Shui.  I would love to live in the City for just a year...and then would be ready to come back to the Island :)

Cynthia, I was so excited!  It's so much fun to run into something you weren't at all expecting---and it always happens in NY :)

Ginger, Thank you, it was....places to eat, dry cleaner, grocery store...you never had to leave there if you didn't want to.

Jeff, You won't believe how quiet it is, you could never tell you're in New York City.  And the views over the water are gorgeous.

Trace, Oh, I did love it, it was a totally unexpected wonderful surprise to see this!

Jan 31, 2008 10:11 AM #24
Melissa Grant
A Serendipity World - Greenbackville, VA
The Law of Attraction In Life & Business
I love reading and learning about your area ! Those pictures are breathtaking ! I thought of you yesterday by the way ! I was in the grocery store and was looking for some "healthy" snacks and found Feng Shui Rice Crackers...I am so glad that they are healthy 'cause I sat and ate the whole bag last night playing spades in pogo !
Feb 02, 2008 11:48 PM #25
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Melissa, This place facinated me, it was a City in a City!  Boy, they'll Feng Shui anything now,  I wonder what makes these Rice Crackers different from any others?  It's almost funny, they'll add Feng Shui to something and charge extra money for it :)
Feb 03, 2008 12:06 PM #26
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