"Somewhat drab but still very friendly block"
I am a fan of all the streets around here, but to be fair, this one and the ones next to it are a little bit drab. Some of the houses are lovely, and the area is very convenient, but you aren't going to find amazing brownstones or anything like that. Regardless, I love that the street is just three blocks from the subway hub at 36th street (and 4th Ave.). Other nearby amenities are a Post Office (on 3rd Avenue), two bars (Uncle Sam's and Brooklyn's Tiki Bar), a number of good pizza and Mexican places, and even a bowling alley (just up on 5th Ave and a little further south). There are plenty of churches in the area, and a new school (middle or high school, I'm not sure) is about to finish construction right around there. That could be a good or bad thing depending on how you feel about rowdy teenagers. Personally I'm dreading it.