"So convenient! Two convenience stores nearby"
I've lived a couple of blocks away for years, and I love 31st Street. For one thing, you're surrounded by amenities--a Hess Express (gas station and convenience store) on one side, an On the Run (ditto) on the other, so you can decide which has better prices for things like snacks and beer. I personally prefer the Hess, and spend a little too much of my money on buying beer there. But for those who live in other parts of New York where they only have delis and liquor stores, the prices at convenience stores like this are a shocker. Other great aspects of 31st street...it's located directly between local and express train stations (at 25th and 36th street, respectively), and there's a generally fun and friendly neighborhood vibe. The neighbors throw lots of block parties and barbeques, let's put it that way.