In an attempt to get a different perspective on these streets, this week's posts all feature photos taken at night.
Walking down this stretch of 1st avenue at night is only marginally different than walking down it during the day. The number of shuttered storefronts is a depressing sign of the times, though I can't say it's all bad. It seems that most of these stores are not in any danger of being sniped off by a Duane Reade or any other large chain. And while this particular location lies dormant, Charlie Mom Chinese Cuisine has moved just a few blocks north.
With that being said, these two blocks do offer a nice variety – from toy stores, to home shops, to retaurants, to clubs. It's also nice to see that most of the block retains it's low-rise buildings, with only two or three high-rises in sight. And here's a ProTip for those of you wanting to use the CitiBank on 79th: The card reader is really far away from the door...like ludiciously so.