This segment of 78th Street is very representative of the rest of the blocks in the neighborhood. Featuring a light mixture of restaurants and businesses alongside the apartment buildings, not much has changed here in the past 20 years or so.
There are two semi-interesting things that I can tell you about this block, and they both have to do with the entertainment industry. First, if you ever watch the extra features on one of the Seinfeld DVDs, you'll see Jerry walk into Lee's Market (on the corner of 78th and 1st) where he talks about how he and Larry David worked out a lot of the ideas for Seinfeld while in a bodega much like this one. Second, the opening scene to Ghostbusters 2 where Ray and Winston arrive for a birthday party, was filmed right here. Not the most ground-breaking Hollywood connections ever, but nice tidbits nonetheless.