Surrounded by the towering, unique shapes of both the Lipstick Building and CitiGroup Center, this wide stretch of 3rd Avenue has plenty to look up at.
The gloomy day I visited didn't help the mood around here. Though there are plenty of businesses and foot traffic, there's a certain depressing feeling around here. I'd attribute it to simply "midtown", but if you go only a few blocks east, that feeling subsides.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt USPS Station sits as an interesting, endless wall on the east side of the street. That makes for a nice lineup of different things (this post office, the FDR Drive, and Roosevelt Island) all named after the 32nd President.