Featuring panoramic views of Roosevelt Island, 80th Street begins on an upbeat which it manages to sustain for the rest of the block. The mixture of apartments, trees and flowers make for a rather quaint stretch which is simultaneously pleasant and boring.
The street would be utterly dead if it weren't for the fact that the east-bound M79 diverts here for its final run over to East End Avenue before looping south to 79th Street to head west again. As a result you tend to encounter a line of loud, idling busses as they release the final few passengers. As convenient as it may be, I wouldn't want to live on any one-way street with a bus stop. The traffic congestion, the noise and foot traffic would be enough to drive me away.