You can't walk directly along the low 60s streets from Fifth to Ninth Avenues, because of the train tracks running through. Because of this I kept making detours, and lost all sense of sequence. So I'm abandoning order here, and offering a random assortment of observations.
From the foot traffic, and the decorations that adorn the houses here, property around here seems mostly Chinese-occupied these days.
There are plenty of the same style barrel-fronted rowhouses we met on the other side of Fifth, but 61st between Fifth & Seventh .comes as quite a surprise. Look at these houses with their brightly tiled rooftops, and their railing balconies. These ones are semi-detached,
but mostly they're rowhouses, with brick-pillared porches. The cornices and tiles make a standard enough rowhouse design something special, though the recently-added hi-security steel doors and fences spoil the good looks.
At one of these houses (no steel here), a front door sign reveals older neighborhood roots:
Velsigne Denne Hjem (Danish): Bless This Home