The final few blocks before the sheer insanity of Canal street takes over are a bit like the calm before the storm. You can see the gridlock traffic and swarms of people from a few hundred feet away as you approach the gimmicky shopping stretch. These blocks are light on the storefronts and heavy on the eclecticism. The rear (or is it the front?) of the AT&T building looms over the entire block between Walker and Lispenard Streets.
Starting its life down at Battery Park as Greenwich Street, and then Trinity Pl, Church Street dies unceremoniously at Canal just as the conformity of SoHo takes over. For such a relatively short street Church hits some rather important landmarks, including the Word Trade site. The Canal Street Station Post Office which sits on the western corner here is an instantly recognizable structure, with it's corner cut at 45 degrees. With several Manhattan Post Offices closing, including the nearby Prince Street Station, it seems this particular run-down office is getting more important.