34. Exit Art
475 Tenth Ave., at 36th St.; 212-966-7745
Where the sky widens west of the Lincoln Tunnel, this capacious gallery and cultural center hosts musicians, D.J.’s, and visual artists working multicultural themes. It feels like a cross between a student union and a studio complex.
35. Bloom & Krup
347 W. 36th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-673-2760
This no-frills appliance shop deals $400 Weber grills and a selection of Viking convection ovens. The sales force quizzes you on what you plan to cook before they steer you toward the appropriate gear.
36. The Church of Saint Michael
424 W. 34th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-563-2575
The marble Jesus statue next to this elegant gray church looks down while the neighborhood looks up. The church will be 100 this year, but these arches and irony-free details maintain their dignity.