This shadowy block houses some surprising features. While the City/Suburban apartments dominate the entire length on the north, the southern half of this street is a myriad of buildings and parks. Starting with P.S. 158 on York Avenue, you'll quickly happen up the incredible Cherokee Apartments. With iconic balconies, terra cotta roof tiles, and beautifully maintained greenery, the large complex stands in stark contrast to the plain-jane buildings across the street. Though nicely maintained in their own right, the City/Suburban apartments can't hold a candle to The Cherokee's extravagant detailing.
Following The Cherokee Apartments, you'll cross the aptly named Cherokee Place, which feeds in from 77th Street. Bordering John Jay Park, the street starts to die down as you get to the end. Your only options being a pedestrian bridge over to the East River Walk, or a narrow sidewalk along the FDR to 79th.
The sheer variety of structures on this block make it a really nice place to wander around, and an especially perfect place to either enter or leave the river front promenade.