Wide open and completely empty, these few blocks along the upper west side are rather plain and boring. While there are some very nice examples of architecture to gaze upon, the simple fact remains that there is very little to do up here. Townhouse after anonymous townhouse line the street with the occasional church or apartment interrupting the sheer pointlessness of it all.
I don't want to come off as too disparaging of quality architecture, especially with excellent specimens like the West End Collegiate Church & School, which sits on the corner of 77th Street. The stepped walls of the southern face of the church, frame its great round window nicely – and can be viewed from almost any surrounding street without interruption.