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Might be average in another city but in Albany it's very good.

Not many choices in the commuter city of Albany, this is one of the few, lotsa places to eat and... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
David M. S
Nice little "Main St" with lots of restaurants, etc.

Just had time to pass by a couple of times on quick visits to Albany, but plan on actually walking... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Long Island, NY
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Not many choices in the commuter city of Albany, this is one of the few, lotsa places to eat and drink, but a little crusty around the edges.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David M. S
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Old buildings, parking poor, question whether it is safe to walk around in the evening, not a highlight of any city

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank pumpkinj2017
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting street. Interesting indeed. Comparison to Greenwich Village is asinine. Cool shops and restaurants abound. Interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank alberttc2017
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Just had time to pass by a couple of times on quick visits to Albany, but plan on actually walking around in the future. I hear there are great restaurants in the area. Looks like it would be great!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank wermejbmmelo
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is an exciting part of Albany and great for late night fun. It has many bars and nightclubs throughout the area, but also be aware that there are some bad sections and things can get out of control very easily. Be Careful.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank davsprt714
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Lark street has a lot of cool little shops and eateries that are fun. Parking isn't always the easiest as something to be aware of.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Chevy1806
Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is a cute little street right on the edge of the historic district in Albany. There’s tons of shops and restaurants and bars that you can pop into while your’re walking. I highly recommend winding around in the historic district too and taking in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed 11 February 2018

A walk down Lark Street used to be a visit to Greenwich Village of old. But many of the restaurants and shops have closed, and the feeling isn't there anymore. There are some treasures so don't totally avoid a visit, but you need to walk...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank sheilal921
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Downtown Albany has distinct neighborhoods. One street can be fine on one end and turn into a ghetto in a few blocks. However, Lark Street is a fine place. there are many businesses and thriving shops along this beautiful street. There are many cafes, restaurants...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I spent a great fall afternoon visiting the shops. Check out Yamaguchie for one of the trendiest decorative arts places I've ever seen. Amazing laser-cut wood furniture, jewelry, and decor plus unique 3-d printing art and clothing. Keep an eye on this ground-breaking place! Stop...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank mama_in_vegas
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