The two overwhelming features on this block – P.S. 61, and the rear parking lot of an apartment complex – face each other in the center of the street. This creates for a rather imposing and monotonous center to what is, otherwise, a very character-filled alphabet city street.
The east side of the block starts off with a strange empty lot, which seems to be supporting two other buildings with some buttressing. Later on down the block is the hilariously stereotypical Social Security Administration office, which looks just like you'd expect a government building.