Filled with cars and people, as is normal for 34th Street, this block has the traffic of midtown with the grit of downtown – and it's not a pleasant combination. Though there are some bright spots, such as the Clover Delicatessen sign on the corner of 2nd Avenue. However the remainder of the block seems to either be devoted to overpriced housing (a massive condo/apartment thing stretches for the majority of the south side of the street), or drinking.
Nearer to 3rd Avenue you'll find an exit street for the Queens Midtown Tunnel. I know I said it last time I encountered one of the tunnel's exits: but you really can see the two or three plots of real estate that they plowed through to make room for this road. You can just imagine some small tenements – similar to the ones which still stand adjacent to it – where the road is now.