Sometimes neighborhoods end abruptly, immediately giving way to the next part of town. Sometimes neighborhoods dissolve, allowing for a slow evolution of culture and architecture which muddies the lines between different areas. This block falls into the latter category. While I normally wouldn't considered the bar-laden territory of 3rd Avenue to be of the same world as the Kips Bay superblock land to the east, you can feel a very gradual transition occur here on 27th Street. A good deal of small tenement-style apartments still line the street, though a handful of larger project-style ones have moved in to take their place.
While trees provide a tremendous amount of shade on the already-narrow stretch, a large construction canopy on the north side of the street makes the block seem downright dank. Emerging on 2nd Avenue to a dead-end, you can see why not too many cars are present, making this a rather quiet and residential street.