1. In USA, "block" mean city block, 'hood, smallest area surrounded by streets.
2. In Central/Eastern Europe, Poland, post-DRG Germany & France, "block" is fuckin' HUGE apartment bulding made of concrete panels, where people live like rats in cages. Worst muthafuckin ghetto you can imagine.
1. Wudup man, what's the news on the block bro?
2. Oh shit, the elevator in our block is fucked up. We must go downstairs through 20 floors.