Stranded in a bar-filled wasteland between Houston and 14th Streets, this block has plenty of character, but it seems that decades of relentless commercialization has left it soulless. There's a lot of positive things to be said for the quirkier features here, but at the end of the day you're still looking at a stretch of road that's utterly overrun by bar-hoppers once the weekend comes – demonstrated by those ubiquitous "Please respect our neighbors" signs.
A series of indistinguishable Indian restaurants sit on the south side of the street, which as a fan of curry both excites and confuses me. Is there really so much demand in the neighborhood to warrant three seemingly identical locations?
I'm a fan of much of the architecture around here, though many of the buildings don't seem too well-cared-for. Some newer apartments can be found, though as to be expected they don't bring much to the table as far as striking physicality goes.