Narrow and shady (in the good way), this block has a bit more going on than your typical stretch in Carnegie Hill. With a few restaurants, you're certainly not stranded in a sea of apartment buildings as can sometimes happen up here. And the apartments that are here, aren't so bad. Most are older buildings which have plenty of detailing to make them worth a second glance.
The western side of the block has the fantastic Lascoff Pharmacy, which the likes of Forgotten NY, and Jeremiah's Vanishing New York have covered far better than I could ever hope to. Though, I think Jeremiah puts it best when he said:
In a city overrun by Duane Reades, sterile and bland, walking into Lascoff's Pharmacy on Lexington and 82nd is like being in The Wizard of Oz when everything goes from black-and-white to brilliant Technicolor.
While I've said before that I don't share the same bleak, hopeless view of commercialism that many other city bloggers have– I couldn't agree more with the sentiment put forward there.