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Address: Albany, NY

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Fun street

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

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Deborah H
Albany, New York
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72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly the street does not live up to expectations. Nice architecture but the shopping was nothing special.

Thank simon p
Albany, New York
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63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is albany's main drag and has a great offering of restaurants and bars for all types. In the summer LARK fest takes over one day.

Thank Koldslaw
Albany, New York
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49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank NYLauratheExplorer
Ottawa, Canada
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85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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.

Thank idonotusescreennames
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank Elizabeth S
Albany, New York
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

Thank Deborah H
Albany, New York
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189 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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.

Thank Chiquis926
Shellharbour, Australia
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148 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank sparky268
Ft. Lauderdale
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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

1 Thank barkieB
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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1,052 reviews
648 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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

1 Thank Ronald B

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