The corner of 46th and 2nd Avenue greets visitors with one of my favorite things - a little tree trapped in a grid signifying 'Public Space'. I think the logo is an unfortunate one, but what it signifies is something that not nearly enough people take advantage of. Not quite a park, not quite a square the small public space here has plentiful seating around a fountain invite visitors to...well, sit and stare at water. But I enjoy it none-the-less! I highly encourage people to keep an eye out for that imprisoned tree logo...it shows up more places than you think (especially in high-rise buildings in midtown and downtown).
This block had one of the worst new buildings I had seen in a while. Next to the beautiful Blue Building(s?) some new monstrosity of vinyl siding is climbing higher. Starting green towards the bottom, the top inexplicably changes to an earth-shattering beige. I can't imagine who thought this was appropriate for midtown Manhattan.
Otherwise, the rest of the block is completely charming. From the aforementioned Blue Building to the horse and carriage mosaic on the side of one building, little treasures greet you at every step. Not bad for a block which lives so close to the heart of bustling business- in fact you can get a pretty good view of the top of the Helmsley Building.