A major block if only because it marks the end of Sutton Place (York Avenue) on the east side, this segment of 53rd Street also acts as an exit ramp for the south bound FDR Drive. The street is mostly home to some pricier apartments and condominiums. Other than that, only a florist and an antique shop call this stretch home.
The primary beneficiaries of the FDR's exit here are perhaps the three competing parking garages. The one on the north side of the street has an ever-present attendant waving people into the bowels of his parking empire every morning. The other two seem a bit more laid back about their operation, content to let the remaining automobiles choose between them. Because God-forbid a person make it all the way to 1st Avenue without paying $45.00 to park first.