"Take it or leave it"
I only come to this street if I need to buy beads to make some jewelry. There really isn't much to offer here, besides some basic accessory stores. The bead shops are great, and offer a lot of variety, particularly as you get closer to the fashion district. I have also run across some decent button and fabric stores here. The further East you go on 36th street, the closer you will get to Little Korea, which is fun, but further south. This area is not so great to live in, it is noisy and dirty and the apartment buildings do not look so well maintained. Also, at its furthest Western point, this street coincides with the entrance to the Lincoln tunnel, so traffic is horrendous during rush hour. This means that fi you're not a fan of honking cars, definitely don't live here. Accessing 36th street by public transportation is easy because it's equidistant from Penn Station and Times Square. That, however, may be its biggest selling point.