Here I compare four overlapping areas around Dongmen (東門) Station. They are not distinct neighborhoods, just convenient rectangular areas. The question is: which area is most interesting to walk in, north-west from the station, north-east, south-east, or south-west.
Here are the four areas shown at the 200 ft scale on Google Maps:
Short Block Index
Direction from Dongmen Station :: Short Block Index at scales of 50 ft / 100 ft / 200 ft
NW :: 4 / 6 / 6
NE :: 4 / 5 / 5
SE :: 9 / 7 / 5
SW :: 6 / 5 / ? [not even going to count the 200 ft scale, as there are some giant blocks to the SW]
Based on the Short Block Index, we expect the most interesting streets to be SE and NW of the station.
Density of Commerce
Direction from Dongmen Station :: shops / grocery stores / eateries+cafes [number of each, visible in Google Maps at 100 ft scale]
NW :: 8 / 2 / 18
NE :: 7 / 2 / 8
SE :: 19 / 2 / 24
SW :: 4 / 1 / 20
Based on these numbers, SE is the clear winner.
Here are the maps at the 100 ft scale:
And here are some bonus maps and street views of the area SE of the station: