With an open, airy feeling, the beginning of this street welcomes you in with its wide sidewalks, tall trees, and older buildings. The northern corner holds a plaque, mentioning how this is the former site of Richmond Hill.
However, once you get down the block a ways, things start to get dull. With some construction sites, and glass-covered condos on the south side, the north side is left with just older store fronts and offices. By the time you get to Varick Street, you're suddenly in an area that feels a lot like the Financial District on the weekend.