We should all feel special today! We get to explore a street which branches off from the SHORTEST avenue (4th) in the borough. Being down here, just south of Union Square, this stretch of 13th St is full of character. Beginning on the west of the street (closest to Union Square and 4th Ave) the block is relatively common and barren - housing a Blimpie's and several Pepsi posters. But as one ventures more east-ward, towards the exciting land of 3rd avenue, the commercial and architectural offerings pick up – culminating with the big, painted dinosaur on 3rd and 13th. In between one will encounter large, abandoned buildings (perhaps an old stable), video game stores, antique dealers, flower shops, and of course plenty of NYU-based Public Safety Officers.
Everything from the buildings, trees, and chained-up bikes to the signs, fire houses, and Nitrogen-tanks make this a true New York street.