On the outermost edge of Manhattan, and the southernmost segment of York Avenue – before it transforms into Sutton Place – these few blocks are a flurry of activity with a variety of features not often seen in one place. Featuring such rare sights as a gas station, and such common sites as a stalled high-rise development, it's not hard to find things to take photos of here.
Of course, the dominating feature is the Queensboro Bridge which passes through one's line of sight like an unexpected freight train in the middle of the great plains. Stretching for as far as you can see, the bridge is paralleled by the Roosevelt Island tramway, which as of this writing is supposedly less than a month away from completing its 8-month-long overhaul. When it's up and running, watching as the tram cabins pass effortlessly above the street is certainly a unique image, and one that I find constant joy in.
Twenty-Four Sycamores Park is a small tract of land which sits between the main road and a small FDR Drive service road, all of which sits in the looming shadow of the bridge and the expressway's elevated roadway. Though it features a small playground and "comfort station" (I believe everyone else in the city would call it a "bathroom", but whatever makes you feel better, Parks Department), the southern half has been off-limits since construction on the aforementioned tramway began earlier last Spring. Though hopefully it'll return to normal soon.