On Tuesday we took a walk down 74th Street in Jackson Heights and I noted the influence Indian culture had on the block. Just one Subway stop to the east the layout of the block remains strikingly similar, but the culture changes are drastic. While not strictly defined by one country or group, you're definitely likely to see more bilingual Spanish signs here than back on 74th. There are also more chain stores than I saw on the previous block…Perfumania, Chase, Bank of America, Petland Discounts and others all sit alongside no-name retailers.
Throughout the entire length, the street does this strange, undulating thing in which the sidewalk gets wider and thinner at different parts. It seems this is done to accommodate parking, but the result is just something where I have more opportunities to fall off the curb when I'm not paying attention.