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Fun street

Great restaurants, great neighborhood, annual Lark Street Fest. is a must! Interesting art, craft, clothing stores.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
Deborah H
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Albany, New York
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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

So many closed shop fronts, I expected to see tumble-weed rolling down the street. What was once a unique and vibrant location has become just another "student-ghetto" with overpriced apartments and Millennial-packed drinking establishments. Shades of Green, Shinning Star, Hot Dog Heaven, the Bryn Mawr Bookshop, Ben & Jerry's (sorry, Madison Avenue is not Lark Street - it is Madison... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Based on reviews we thought Lark Street was going to be something special. Nope, just a regular old street with a couple of trying-a-bit-too-hard-to-be-funky businesses.

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Thank idonotusescreennames
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This was the first 'attraction' we visited and was very disappointing. It's not an attraction at all; you'll see really run down houses and people shouting. I felt uncomfortable walking here around 5-6pm. Do no bother visiting.

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Thank Elizabeth S
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49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great restaurants, great neighborhood, annual Lark Street Fest. is a must! Interesting art, craft, clothing stores.

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Thank Deborah H
Albany, New York
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162 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Some fun clubs and some shops but not many. Good for late night stroll and a bite to eat. A couple of good eateries. Some beautiful buildings around the park - but don't stroll there after dark.

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Thank Chiquis926
Shellharbour, Australia
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90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Nice street for a stroll, there is an eclectic mix of cafes and restaurants to stop in for a coffee or meal. There are also a number of small shops to investigate. Washington park is around one block away.

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Thank sparky268
Ft. Lauderdale
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Great for small shops . easy walk from the capital building . Very eclectic neighborhood, with great turn of the century buildings . OH bar in the gayborhood is very friendly nice place to have a couple of beers or cocktails

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1 Thank barkieB
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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942 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Lark street is nice for a walk to admire the architecture of the houses. Even at night it special if you look up to the roof tops

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1 Thank Ronald B
São Paulo
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49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Just a simple street, nothing worth spending time Walked several time into this street and no surprises, just regular street ... worth spending some time nearby in the park

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Slingerlands, New York
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

In the past 20 years lark street has evolved . You can go to a nice restaurant in the area as well as there are many festivals that take place there, Like the lark street fest. I feel it is a safe place to walk. It is near so many other wonderful things.

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1 Thank Marisol B

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