Looking down from York Avenue, this block doesn't seem to offer much. Often covered in shade and filled with cars, this block – which acts as an on-ramp to the south-bound FDR Drive – has some surprising features. With a mixture of both old and new buildings lining the block, there's a little bit here for everyone architecturally.
Perhaps the most noticeable thing is the massive empty(ish) lot on the north side of the block on the FDR side. With nothing but the huge concrete foundation remaining, there are few hints as to what this used to be. Bing's aerial view of the block has the structure still standing (you can see it here), but it doesn't help decipher it much. If anyone knows, leave a comment below.
Across from this mass of rubble are some mighty tall apartment/condo buildings – mostly carry-over from the more residential 72nd Street. There's actually a very good view of the Belaire Apartments on 72nd Street, which were made famous when Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle crashed his single-engine plane into the building three years ago. In a complete fluke, when I was taking the picture of the building from this block, a commercial jet just happened to be in view, coming from approximately the same direction as Lidle's plane did (though several thousand feet higher, of course).