Are you looking to live in an apartment near Lark Street in Albany? Are you a foodie who likes a variety of restaurants at your footsteps? A shopaholic? Or a lover of local arts?
If your answer is yes to any of those questions, you’ll be happy to learn that Albany Lofts at One Broadway is located near Lark Street, one of Albany’s most hip and happening neighborhoods. Learn more about the history of Lark Street and what makes it so great to live by!
History of Lark Street
Lark Street has a long history of being the centerpoint of Albany’s artistic community. Just walking the brownstone-lined streets and cobblestone intersections take you back to the heyday of the turn of the century.
The EBA Theater, built in 1916, was and still is home to dance and theatrical productions, as well as local arts organizations. Lark Street also played a big role in the local new wave and punk alternative music scenes in the seventies and eighties. Lark Street was even used as a prominent location during the filming of the 1988 movie Ironweed.
In the early 2000’s, trees and sidewalks were installed on Lark Street to help beautify it and make it more residential. Since then, Lark Street has become a mix of commercial and residential buildings. It continues to be a mecca for artistic types and lovers of culture, as well as a budget-friendly place to dine and shop at many of the independently owned businesses.
Why is an apartment near Lark Street in Albany so appealing?
What’s so special about Lark Street and Center Square? We think these four things really set this neighborhood apart!
Shop Local, Support Local
If you like to shop, you’re in luck on Lark Street. This area has a diverse range of independent shops and boutiques that sell handmade, vintage, and one-of-a-kind pieces you can’t find anywhere else. The best part is these shops are locally owned and operated, so when you shop on Lark Street, you’re supporting the local community!
A Vast Array of Restaurants
Sick of eating the same boring thing every night? When Lark Street is in your backyard, that’ll never happen again. Lark Street is home to dozens of restaurants, cafes, and small eateries reflecting the many nationalities of Lark Street’s residents. You can have Mexican on Monday, Chinese on Tuesday, Indian on Wednesday, Hawaiian on Thursday… there’s enough variety on Lark Street to taste a different region of the world for every meal. Foodies will feel right at home!
Art on Lark & LarkFEST
Art on Lark and LarkFEST are two annual art festivals that take place over the summer months right on Lark Street. During these popular festivals, streets are lined with artisans, craftsmen, and food vendors with music performances by local and national artists. It’s a sight to be seen and just a short drive from your Menands apartment!
A Diverse and Friendly Neighborhood
Lark Street is known as one of the most eclectic and inclusive streets in the city of Albany, appealing to a wide variety of ages and lifestyles. Commonly referred to as the “Greenwich Village” of the Capital Region, Lark Street is the urban center of Albany. For a lively and fun experience, don’t miss a visit to this neighborhood.
You Can Live in an Apartment Near Lark Street!
Albany Lofts at One Broadway is just a short trip from this folksy and funky neighborhood. If you’re looking for apartments near Lark Street in Albany, don’t pass up the opportunity to take a tour of our 1, 2, or 3 bedroom apartments!