East 57th Street, NYC
This is the block of east 57th Street in Manhattan between Sutton Place and First Avenue, looking west from Sutton Place toward First Avenue. You're looking at the north side of the street.
This largely hasn't changed since I was a kid growing up in the neighborhood in the 1950's and 1960's. If you've never lived in a big city, you can't really imagine the sense of living in a perpetual canyon with cave dwellers.