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A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Tudor City Greens, Inc. (the Greens) is a New York 501(c)(3)not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to preserve and enhance Tudor City's two landmarked parks. The parks are located on Tudor City Place on either side of East 42nd Street, east of Second Avenue. The Greens was formed in 1987 to assume ownership and responsibility for the parks, under the auspices of The Trust for Public Land, when Tudor City buildings were being converted to cooperative ownership by the sponsor, Time-Equities.
Discovering the Tudor City Greens Parks is for many a serendipitous experience - at least that's how it was for me. I climbed the stairs on First Avenue one morning nearly 30 years ago on my way to work and was immediately transported to an unexpected and beautiful sight. Who would have thought that there would be parks straddling 42nd Street, a street with a varied and not so virtuous reputation at that time. Yet here, to this transplanted Californian, was a little undiscovered bit of paradise, surrounded by awesome Tudor inspired architecture. How had this special community neighborhood been hidden from me? Many tourists and New Yorkers have had a similar serendipitous experience, for these parks are little gems and a delightful discovery.
Both Tudor City Greens parks sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Sandy. Many 100+ year old trees were lost and other trees had to be taken down by tree experts; custom made iron fences were destroyed, sidewalks were destroyed when trees fell, plantings were ruined, light poles and electrical fixtures were damaged. The work required to return the parks to their precious beauty has been significant, and is ongoing, however, the work has been and continues to be very costly, and Tudor City Greens relies upon donations to survive. We need to maintain the upkeep of shrubbery and plants, keep the parks clean, maintain the lighting and sprinkler systems, repair the fences and sidewalks, prune the trees, pay for exterminators, snow removal, buy equipment, and of course, pay the accountants, lawyers and insurance premiums.
The Tudor City Parks are open and lovingly maintained throughout the year, and have their own distinct beauty throughout the Four Seasons (as seen in the seasonal photos appearing on the left).
Perhaps you work at the United Nations or nearby, and come into the Tudor City parks to attend a concert, eat lunch, meet a friend, or just relax. Maybe you decided to propose to a loved one here, or become one of the many couples who has chosen to get married in the Tudor City parks (some couples have even chosen to get married in the heart of winter during a snowstorm). Maybe you are a filmmaker or location scout looking for that special location for that next movie, photo shoot or fashion show. By making a contribution to Tudor City Greens, you become a sustaining part of the vibrant Tudor City community.
In this time of need, we are urging all the buildings, residents, neighbors, tourists, visitors and friends of Tudor City to make a generous gift by Paypal, Credit Card, or Check by clicking DONATE. If you are feeling really generous or wishing to consider leaving something to Tudor City Greens in your estate plans, please contact us via email through this website.
As a reminder, please do not feed the pigeons in the Tudor City Parks. There are dozens of reasons why, but mainly: feeding pigeons harms our neighborhood, and also harms the birds. It is strictly prohibited by Tudor City Greens, Inc. to feed the pigeons in the parks and violators may be cited, evicted and banned from entering the parks.
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With gratitude and best wishes,
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