"Boring and residential, with tons of blockages"
I’ve lived on 63rd Street for two years, and so have often been in the neighborhood and seen what 62nd has to offer. Unfortunately, it’s not a lot. On the east side of the street, it’s very residential, though of course if you turn down Broadway or Columbus you’ll find plenty of stores and restaurants close by. When you reach Columbus, you hit Lincoln Center on the north side and more residences on the south side. At Amsterdam, 62nd doesn’t go through due to the large low-income housing project, but the street does continue at West End Avenue… to a dead end. The only good thing about 62nd Street is Western Beef, the awesomely inexpensive grocery store on the corner of West End Ave.