For the Mini Planning Project I will be focusing on Tudor City.  Initially opened in 1927, Tudor City sits nestled away between First and Second Avenues from 44th to 40th Streets.  It is comprised on twelve landmarked buildings with amenities such as private parks, shops and a post office. The neighborhood is very inward oriented and is nearly invisible from its bordering streets.  Architects, Fred French and H. Douglas Ives, specifically designed in this fashion because at Tudor City’s inception slums and slaughterhouses and stockyards surrounded it.  The pair crafted the self-contained neighborhood on a platform to further isolate it from its surroundings.  The land Tudor City was built on was originally a shantytown that housed thousands of squatters until New York City redeveloped the area in the hopes of providing Middle Class Housing.  It is important then to realize that Tudor City not only stands as one of the pioneering urban renewal projects, but more importantly, it is also one of the most successful urban renewal projects of all time.  My project will outline the history of the neighborhood as well as population of Tudor City over the last 83 years.  I aim to illustrate the effectiveness of the redevelopment initiative to provide specifically Middle-Class housing in order to suggest steps to preserve the housing rates in the future.