It's interesting to compare the same street on opposite sides of the island. Yesterday's post covered 89th St on the far west side, today we'll do the same, but on the east. In stark contrast to the strictly residential nature of the west side, this block has a greater feeling of community. There's a better mix of apartment types, with some great stores on the York Avenue side of things.
The end of the street terminates with Carl Schurz Park, which has a clearly visible grassy patch greeting you as you walk onto East End Avenue. I personally find this preferable to the Riverside Park on the west side.