A mostly industrial block, dedicated to serving the fashion designers in the area, this stretch of 38th St is dark, and foreboding. The beginning of the block on 6th Avenue finds a short, stout apartment building directly across from a towering condo development named The Atlast (my, my). It's almost laughable how much these two buildings don't fit in together. But such is New York.
By the time you near Fifth Avenue, things begin the lighten up, especially with the massive Lord & Taylor flagship store taking up the majority of the block. This time of year is particularly crowded as people wrap around the block to view their various window displays running along the avenue. It can get so out of hand that the store seasonally has ropes lining the sidewalk so people can file by one-by-one.