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An ugly capital in a gorgeous state

I do not understand why they picked the ugliest town in new york for the capital. New york city is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tl D
Walk on foot, stop and enjoy

Wonderful thoroughfare filled with great restaurants, bistros, shops, and all sorts of interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
David S
Albany, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not understand why they picked the ugliest town in new york for the capital. New york city is Gorgeous! Lark street has ugly buildings from an architectural perspective.

1  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Wonderful thoroughfare filled with great restaurants, bistros, shops, and all sorts of interesting people and things.

Thank David S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We strolled Lark St at about 1030/1100 hrs on a couple of days and then at about 1930 one evening. There are a few fun local coffee shops (Stacks Espresso is great!), a couple of restaurants that didn't interest us and some local shops quite...More

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 7 May 2017

It is exciting to explore Lark Street and feel the artistic, culinary and service orientated entrepreneurs. Ever evolving shops. An interesting walk to view historic architecture and try a new place for a bite to eat, drink excellent coffee, enjoy a drink and shop.

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank simon p
Reviewed 7 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
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.

Thank idonotusescreennames
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
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

Thank Deborah H
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
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