Smack-dab in the middle of midtown, this block is ripe with stores catering to the garment industry. For someone with no business here, it's not terribly welcoming. Visiting on a cloudy day as I did only added to the depressed feeling.
High rise apartment building flank the block on either end, though neither bring any charm to the street. It's as-if everything was done to suck the character and hospitality away. Approaching 6th Avenue you can get a glimpse of The Haier Building, formally the Greenwich Savings Bank. Haier is a Chinese manufacture of appliances which in only the last decade or so decided to take on the American market. They're certainly giving it a good attempt with a building like this.