The very first week I began posting to NYC Grid, one of the blocks I covered was 15th St Between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave. At the time I remember thinking that I liked the Stuyvesant Park layout and that I should return to take some photos soon. Anyway, it's 15 months later I've finally gotten around to it.
This block is a near-mirror image of its neighbor to the east. Rutherford Place intersects the block in the middle and forms the corner for the park. The short two-block-long street is a bit of an oddity – being south-bound-only between 16th and 15th, and north-bound-only between 16th and 17th.
On the map, Stuyvesant Square looks like a massive block of green plopped down into the middle of the grid - absolutely killing 16th Street in its wake. In reality it's not so foreboding. The unstoppable 2nd Avenue gives you a reprieve from the trees and greenery. Besides, with Beth Israel looming in the background it's hard to even see the park for the trees (I'm pretty sure I mangled that idiom beyond all comprehension and meaning).