Have you ever seen that huge sign high above the east side of Manhattan, just around 42nd Street, and you’re wondering, “What the hell is Tudor City?” Well, it’s beautiful, park-like historic residential complex that dates back to the 1920s, and our Rental of the Week is your chance to call it home. Soak up the sunlight flooding through the five huge, gorgeous window frames in this great Tudor City 1BR – for an inexpensive price.
Address: 45 Tudor City Place # 2018
Price: $ 2,250
Neighborhood: Turtle Bay
Best feature: Those windows. Just look at them. And what’s more, look external of them: Here is a super-sunny roof-and-river view from above on the 20th floor. Not bad! The rest of this unit has been beautifully renovated, with pre-war work ceilings and refined dark hardwoods that reflect all that sunlight. The windowed bathroom is tiled in marble, and the kitchen appliances are stainless steel and projected.
The building in which this Tudor City 1BR is placed is called Perspective Tower, and it was one of the first skyscrapers ever built for residential use. It, together with the whole complex and its lands, enjoys important status granted by the New York City Commission for the Conservation of Famous People. In addition to the park-like green space outside, residents have access to a rooftop deck with jaw-dropping views of the city and the East River.
Why it is a deal: This complex sits on the border of Turtle Bay and Murray Hill, both of which are part of the wider Midtown East market. The average asking rent in Midtown East is $ 2,995, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Rent of the Week over $ 700 a month below average for the area!
Greater disadvantage: Do you cook? If so, this Tudor City 1BR is probably not the place for you. The kitchen has a high-quality refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher, a built-in microwave and a two-burner oven – but alas, there is no oven.