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Empire State Plaza: Corning Tower, left; New York State Museum, center.

Albany is the capital of New York and the county seat of Albany County. It is home to just under 100,000 residents, most of New York State's key government offices, and seven colleges and universities. Albany is an interesting showcase of several centuries' worth of architectural styles, including the modernistic Empire State Plaza. Before the first European settlement by the Dutch in 1614, Albany and its surroundings were home to the Iroquois Five Nations group of indigenous Americans. Albany is the longest continually chartered city in the United States, the original eastern terminus of the Erie Canal, and was a center for the smuggling of alcohol from Canada during the U.S. Prohibition. Writer and journalist William Kennedy, an Albany native, uses the city and its history as the setting for most of his novels, plays and nonfiction books.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

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By train[edit]

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By car[edit]

  • Interstate 90 (I-90), the strip of highway that crosses the upper United States, cuts right through the north side of Albany. There are many exits into Albany from I-90, and a lovely view of the skyline between exits 6 and 7. It connects to Buffalo and Erie, Pennsylvania to the west and Springfield, Massachusetts and Boston to the east.
  • Interstate 87 (I-87), which connects New York City and Montreal, intersects with I-90 in Albany. South of Albany, I-87 is a toll road called the Thruway. North of Albany, it is a toll-free highway known locally as the Northway which leads through Montréal (as Québec's autoroute 15) into the Laurentian Mountains. It connects to Montréal and New York.
  • Taconic Parkway This 4 lane, rural limited-access highway winds from the Bronx River Parkway and NY-22 in Westchester County up to Interstate 90 near the Massachusetts Border. It can be a pleasant road to travel on to Albany, since there are no trucks or toll plazas.
  • Interstate 88 (I-88), which connects Albany to Binghamton, Scranton, Elmira, and Jamestown, intersects with I-90 in Schenectady, just west of Albany.

By bus[edit]

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Get around[edit]

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Getting around Albany and the Capital Region entirely depends on where you are staying and what you want to see. If you plan on spending most of your time within the city of Albany, most downtown sights are within walking distance of each other.

By car[edit]

Most residents and visitors get around by car. By the standards of larger cities, traffic is light and traffic jams are rare. Finding parking in some neighborhoods, particularly the Center Square area around Lark Street, can be a challenge.

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By taxi[edit]

Taxi cabs in Albany are not metered and go by a zone fare within the city limits. Some places are geographically not in the city limits but still may be referred to as "Albany" such as Colonie Center which is in the town of Colonie and Crossgates Mall which is in the town of Guilderland. This may at times leave you open to getting ripped off by the driver. It's best to call the company and ask for the fare prior to getting into the cab.

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By bus (CDTA)[edit]

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See[edit]

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Great Western Staircase, State Capitol building.

Albany is an architectural haven, from historic buildings to newly built high-rise skyscrapers to churches and temples, Albany has got it all for architectural buffs out there.

Architecture[edit]

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Museums[edit]

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Albany Institute of History and Art | url=http://www.albanyinstitute.org/ | marker-symbol=-number-see | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|see}} | latitude=42.6557 | longitude=-73.7603 | zoom=17 | group=see | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata=Q4709330 | debug= }}, Washington Ave. Another nice museum well worth a visit. Q4709330}} (Q4709330) on Wikidata qid=Q4709330}} on Wikipedia{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Albany Institute of History and Art42.6557-73.7603http://www.albanyinstitute.org/Washington AveAnother nice museum well worth a visit.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Irish American Heritage Museum | url=http://www.irish-us.org/ | marker-symbol=-number-see | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|see}} | latitude=42.6472 | longitude=-73.7506 | zoom=17 | group=see | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata=Q14706547 | debug= }}, 370 Broadway, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 427-1916}}. W-F 11AM-4PM, Sa Su noon-4PM. Q14706547}} (Q14706547) on Wikidata qid=Q14706547}} on Wikipedia{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Irish American Heritage Museum42.6472-73.7506http://www.irish-us.org/370 Broadway+1 518 427-1916W-F 11AM-4PM, Sa Su noon-4PM}}

Parks and preserves[edit]

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Albany for free[edit]

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Public Concerts | url= | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude= | longitude= | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}. Held at the Empire State Plaza, Washington park and in the Corning Preserve/Albany Riverfront Park on the Hudson River during the summer.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Public ConcertsHeld at the Empire State Plaza, Washington park and in the Corning Preserve/Albany Riverfront Park on the Hudson River during the summer.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Playhouse | url=http://www.parkplayhouse.com | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude= | longitude= | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, Washington Park. Plays held at the park playhouse during the Summer.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Playhousehttp://www.parkplayhouse.comWashington ParkPlays held at the park playhouse during the Summer.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=First Fridays | url=http://1stfridayalbany.org/ | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude= | longitude= | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 426-3501}}. 11AM-2PM, 5PM-9PM. Held every First Friday of the month, this event aims to bring to a wider audience the local artists and local shops of Albany. Artwork exhibitions, live entertainment and gallery openings bring Albany to life. For transportation; A trolley will stop at participating venues throughout Albany. The Trolley leaves from the Upstate Artists Guild at 5PM and duration of the round trip is approximately 30 minutes. After the First Friday event, live music and original films are played from the Capitol Region Film Makers and people dancing.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|First Fridayshttp://1stfridayalbany.org/+1 518 426-350111AM-2PM, 5PM-9PMHeld every First Friday of the month, this event aims to bring to a wider audience the local artists and local shops of Albany. Artwork exhibitions, live entertainment and gallery openings bring Albany to life. For transportation; A trolley will stop at participating venues throughout Albany. The Trolley leaves from the Upstate Artists Guild at 5PM and duration of the round trip is approximately 30 minutes. After the First Friday event, live music and original films are played from the Capitol Region Film Makers and people dancing.}}

Sports[edit]

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Albany has one professional sports team, the Tri-City ValleyCats (baseball). The city has lost its teams in arena football, basketball, and ice hockey.

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Tri-City Valleycats | url=https://www.milb.com/tri-city-valleycats | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude= | longitude= | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata=Q7839688 | debug= }}, Troy. The Valleycats are nearby Troy's minor league baseball team. The team is a Single A team that competes in the New York- Penn League (NYPL). The major league team associated with the Valleycats are the Houston Astros. The Valleycats play at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. Tickets range in price from $5–15. Q7839688}} (Q7839688) on Wikidata qid=Q7839688}} on Wikipedia{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Tri-City Valleycatshttps://www.milb.com/tri-city-valleycatsTroyThe Valleycats are nearby Troy's minor league baseball team. The team is a Single A team that competes in the New York- Penn League (NYPL). The major league team associated with the Valleycats are the Houston Astros. The Valleycats play at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. Tickets range in price from $5–15.}}

The city also boasts an NCAA Division I athletic program:

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Albany Great Danes | url=http://www.ualbanysports.com | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude= | longitude= | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata=Q4709317 | debug= }}, 1400 Washington Ave (ticket office), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 442-DANE}}, [{{fullurl:Special:Emailuser/{{{user}}}|wpSubject=Everything+Wiki+email+from+user+%22%241%22}} {{{text}}}]. M–F 10AM–4PM. Sports teams of the University at Albany (locally called UAlbany), competing in 8 men's sports and 10 women's sports, mostly in the America East Conference. The football team plays in FCS, the second level of D-I football, in the Colonial Athletic Association. Most venues are on campus, with the highest-profile ones being Casey Stadium (football) and SEFCU Arena (basketball). Prices vary by sport. Q4709317}} (Q4709317) on Wikidata qid=Q4709317}} on Wikipedia{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Albany Great Daneshttp://www.ualbanysports.com1400 Washington Ave (ticket office)+1 518 442-DANEgreatdanetickets@albany.eduM–F 10AM–4PMPrices vary by sportSports teams of the University at Albany (locally called UAlbany), competing in 8 men's sports and 10 women's sports, mostly in the America East Conference. The football team plays in FCS, the second level of D-I football, in the Colonial Athletic Association. Most venues are on campus, with the highest-profile ones being Casey Stadium (football) and SEFCU Arena (basketball).}}

Theatre[edit]

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Capital Repertory Theatre | url=http://www.capitalrep.org/ | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude=42.652623 | longitude=-73.750461 | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 111 North Pearl St, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 462-4531}}. N. Pearl St.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Capital Repertory Theatre42.652623-73.750461http://www.capitalrep.org/111 North Pearl St+1 518 462-4531N. Pearl St.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=The Palace Theatre | url=http://www.palacealbany.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude=42.655061 | longitude=-73.750268 | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 19 Clinton Ave (corner of N. Pearl St.), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 465-3334}}.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|The Palace Theatre42.655061-73.750268http://www.palacealbany.com/19 Clinton Avecorner of N. Pearl St.+1 518 465-3334}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=The Egg | url=http://www.theegg.org/index.php | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude=42.650469 | longitude=-73.758368 | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, State St (in the Empire State Plaza), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 473-1845}}. Downtown.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|The Egg42.650469-73.758368http://www.theegg.org/index.phpState Stin the Empire State Plaza+1 518 473-1845Downtown.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=The Times Union Arena | url= | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude=42.648611 | longitude=-73.754722 | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }} (formerly the Pepsi Arena and Knickerbocker Arena), S. Pearl St.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|The Times Union Arena42.648611-73.754722formerly the Pepsi Arena and Knickerbocker ArenaS. Pearl St}} There are also the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy and the Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady

Other[edit]

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Pick Apples! | url= | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude= | longitude= | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}. Autumn is always a good time for apple-picking at any one of the orchards in the area{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Pick Apples!Autumn is always a good time for apple-picking at any one of the orchards in the area}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Ice-skating | url= | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude= | longitude= | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}. The reflecting pool of the Empire State Plaza becomes a skating rink during the winter, which might be an equivalent of the Rockefeller Center rink.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Ice-skatingThe reflecting pool of the Empire State Plaza becomes a skating rink during the winter, which might be an equivalent of the Rockefeller Center rink.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Captain JP Cruise Line | url=http://www.captainjp.com | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude= | longitude= | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 278 River St., Troy, NY 12180, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 270-1901}}. The Captain JP can accommodate up to 600 passengers and is by far the most lavish vessel in the Capital District. The Capt. JP II has three climate-controlled enclosed decks, along with full service bars and dance floors on each deck. They regularly feature live entertainment on the music cruises and also hold private events.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Captain JP Cruise Linehttp://www.captainjp.com278 River St., Troy, NY 12180+1 518 270-1901The Captain JP can accommodate up to 600 passengers and is by far the most lavish vessel in the Capital District. The Capt. JP II has three climate-controlled enclosed decks, along with full service bars and dance floors on each deck. They regularly feature live entertainment on the music cruises and also hold private events.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Sky Zone Albany | url=http://www.skyzone.com/albany | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude=42.6799 | longitude=-73.7248 | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Sky Zone Albany42.6799-73.7248http://www.skyzone.com/albany}} - located in Albany

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio | url=http://thelinda.org | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude= | longitude= | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 339 Central Ave. The Linda is on Central Avenue in Albany. Visit the venue for many kinds of events or rent out the space for your own event{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studiohttp://thelinda.org339 Central AveThe Linda is on Central Avenue in Albany. Visit the venue for many kinds of events or rent out the space for your own event}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Hoffman's Playland | url=http://www.hoffmansplayland.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-do | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|do}} | latitude=42.7296 | longitude=-73.7613 | zoom=17 | group=do | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Hoffman's Playland42.7296-73.7613http://www.hoffmansplayland.com/}} - located in Latham

Events[edit]

Buy[edit]

File:South End-Groesbeckville Historic District.jpg
South End-Groesbeckville Historic District
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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Lark Street | url= | marker-symbol=-number-buy | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|buy}} | latitude= | longitude= | zoom=17 | group=buy | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}. has a few gift shops and other unique stores with an alternative vibe. If you're downtown take a gander and support local shopkeepers by buying a glass pipe, a bustier dress with cherries on it, or a rainbow flag to hang in your front window.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Lark Streethas a few gift shops and other unique stores with an alternative vibe. If you're downtown take a gander and support local shopkeepers by buying a glass pipe, a bustier dress with cherries on it, or a rainbow flag to hang in your front window.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Stuyvesant Plaza | url=http://www.stuyvesantplaza.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-buy | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|buy}} | latitude=42.684265 | longitude=-73.840492 | zoom=17 | group=buy | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata=Q7629275 | debug= }}, 1475 Western Avenue, Westmere (located between Western Ave. and Washington Ave), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 813-4959}}. The most upscale shopping venue in the area. Independent boutiques and brand stores like Crabtree & Evelyn dominate, with a few chain staples; there is a TGI Friday's right next to the Starbucks. Color Me Mine is a neat little DIY craft shop where you can paint your own ceramics. Q7629275}} (Q7629275) on Wikidata qid=Q7629275}} on Wikipedia{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Stuyvesant Plaza42.684265-73.840492http://www.stuyvesantplaza.com/1475 Western Avenue, Westmerelocated between Western Ave. and Washington Ave+1 518 813-4959The most upscale shopping venue in the area. Independent boutiques and brand stores like Crabtree & Evelyn dominate, with a few chain staples; there is a TGI Friday's right next to the Starbucks. Color Me Mine is a neat little DIY craft shop where you can paint your own ceramics.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Crossgates Mall | url=http://www.shopcrossgates.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-buy | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|buy}} | latitude=42.689502 | longitude=-73.851564 | zoom=17 | group=buy | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, Westmere, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 869-9565}}. Otherwise referred to as "the mall," it's the biggest shopping center in the region and at one point was among the top ten largest shopping malls in the United States. The best spot to park is by Best Buy, which is in the center of the mall. Flagship stores include Macy's, JC Penney, a Forever 21 superstore, Best Buy, H&M, Borders and the Apple store. Crossgates has a Regal Cinemas complex with 17 standard stadium-seating theaters and one IMAX Experience theater. Because local hooligans, after 4PM on Friday and Saturday you must be 18 or older to enter the mall unsupervised, with the exception of the movies.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Crossgates Mall42.689502-73.851564http://www.shopcrossgates.com/Westmere+1 518 869-9565Otherwise referred to as "the mall," it's the biggest shopping center in the region and at one point was among the top ten largest shopping malls in the United States. The best spot to park is by Best Buy, which is in the center of the mall. Flagship stores include Macy's, JC Penney, a Forever 21 superstore, Best Buy, H&M, Borders and the Apple store. Crossgates has a Regal Cinemas complex with 17 standard stadium-seating theaters and one IMAX Experience theater. Because local hooligans, after 4PM on Friday and Saturday you must be 18 or older to enter the mall unsupervised, with the exception of the movies.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Crossgates Commons | url= | marker-symbol=-number-buy | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|buy}} | latitude=42.697482 | longitude=-73.847744 | zoom=17 | group=buy | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 161 Washington Avenue Extension. An overflow of chain stores located across Washington Ave Extension from Crossgates Mall. Here you'll find the largest Walmart in the US, which looks unremarkable until you realize there is an entire underground level devoted to groceries and toiletries. Worth a visit if you've never seen a shopping cart escalator.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Crossgates Commons42.697482-73.847744161 Washington Avenue ExtensionAn overflow of chain stores located across Washington Ave Extension from Crossgates Mall. Here you'll find the largest Walmart in the US, which looks unremarkable until you realize there is an entire underground level devoted to groceries and toiletries. Worth a visit if you've never seen a shopping cart escalator.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Colonie Center | url=http://www.shopatcoloniecenter.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-buy | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|buy}} | latitude=42.71139 | longitude=-73.814909 | zoom=17 | group=buy | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 459-9020}}. Remodelled in an effort to combat its former reputation as a ghost town mall. CC has a new Regal Cinemas complex with 13 stadium-seating theaters. Major stores include Macy's, FYE as well as Boscov's, Sears, LL Bean, Barnes & Noble and Christmas Tree Shops. Eat at PF Chang's or the Cheesecake Factory, which are conveniently adjacent to one another between Sears and LL Bean. Colonie Center draws a more suburban crowd than Crossgates due to Crossgates' better accessibility by public transportation.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Colonie Center42.71139-73.814909http://www.shopatcoloniecenter.com/+1 518 459-9020Remodelled in an effort to combat its former reputation as a ghost town mall. CC has a new Regal Cinemas complex with 13 stadium-seating theaters. Major stores include Macy's, FYE as well as Boscov's, Sears, LL Bean, Barnes & Noble and Christmas Tree Shops. Eat at PF Chang's or the Cheesecake Factory, which are conveniently adjacent to one another between Sears and LL Bean. Colonie Center draws a more suburban crowd than Crossgates due to Crossgates' better accessibility by public transportation.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Latham Farms Shopping Center | url= | marker-symbol=-number-buy | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|buy}} | latitude=42.755344 | longitude=-73.762797 | zoom=17 | group=buy | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 579 Troy Schenectady Rd. Retail part includes Wal-Mart, Dick's sporting goods, Home Depot and restaurant chains.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Latham Farms Shopping Center42.755344-73.762797579 Troy Schenectady RdRetail part includes Wal-Mart, Dick's sporting goods, Home Depot and restaurant chains.}}

In the suburbs surrounding Albany, particularly on the drive down Central Ave toward Schenectady, you can find a strip mall wherever you go with chain stores like Target, Marshalls, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Some of the larger ones are Westgate Plaza, Northway Mall, and Mohawk Commons which used to be an indoor mall (Mohawk Mall)

Eat[edit]

Downtown area

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Cafe Cappriccio | url=http://www.cafecapriccio.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.646861 | longitude=-73.75628 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 49 Grand St, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 465-0439}}. An upscale NYC-Style restaurant. Wonderful staff, beautiful live jazz. Dress accordingly, you won't be disappointed.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Cafe Cappriccio42.646861-73.75628http://www.cafecapriccio.com/49 Grand St+1 518 465-0439An upscale NYC-Style restaurant. Wonderful staff, beautiful live jazz. Dress accordingly, you won't be disappointed.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=C.H. Evans Brewing Company | url=http://www.evansale.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.654225 | longitude=-73.74777 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }} (Albany Pump Station), 19 Quackenbush Square, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 447-9000}}. A restaurant and brewpub in downtown Albany. It serves American style fare burgers, fish and some upscale dishes as well. The highlight is their microbrew, of which they make upwards of 10 different styles and types. The Hefeweizen is outstanding as is their American Brown Ale, Belgian Style Ale and Pale Ale (honestly, all of their beer offerings are good). The building itself is the old Albany Pump Station, which used to pump the water from the Hudson River up to the reservoir, so the building has a ton of atmosphere and history. This place is a local favorite - no trip to Albany is complete without a visit here.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|C.H. Evans Brewing Company42.654225-73.74777http://www.evansale.com/Albany Pump Station19 Quackenbush Square+1 518 447-9000A restaurant and brewpub in downtown Albany. It serves American style fare burgers, fish and some upscale dishes as well. The highlight is their microbrew, of which they make upwards of 10 different styles and types. The Hefeweizen is outstanding as is their American Brown Ale, Belgian Style Ale and Pale Ale (honestly, all of their beer offerings are good). The building itself is the old Albany Pump Station, which used to pump the water from the Hudson River up to the reservoir, so the building has a ton of atmosphere and history. This place is a local favorite - no trip to Albany is complete without a visit here.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Debbie's Kitchen | url=http://www.debbieskitchenllc.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.652775 | longitude=-73.768685 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 456 Madison Ave (just west of Lark St), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 463-3829}}. Superb for healthful, super tasty and interesting sandwiches and wraps. Beautiful desserts to tempt you if you have room after their generous salads and sandwiches. Highly recommended, an outstanding value.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Debbie's Kitchen42.652775-73.768685http://www.debbieskitchenllc.com/456 Madison Avejust west of Lark St+1 518 463-3829Superb for healthful, super tasty and interesting sandwiches and wraps. Beautiful desserts to tempt you if you have room after their generous salads and sandwiches. Highly recommended, an outstanding value.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=El Loco | url=http://www.ellocomexicancafe.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.653097 | longitude=-73.768495 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 465 Madison Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 436-1855}}. A good Mexican restaurant, loved by locals. The food can sometimes be a bit expensive for what's being offered.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|El Loco42.653097-73.768495http://www.ellocomexicancafe.com/465 Madison Ave+1 518 436-1855A good Mexican restaurant, loved by locals. The food can sometimes be a bit expensive for what's being offered.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=El Mariachi 1 | url=http://www.elmariachisrestaurant.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.655156 | longitude=-73.760953 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 144 Washington Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 465-2568}}. Authentic Mexican cooking. It's not expensive, and the food is exquisite. Recommended!{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|El Mariachi 142.655156-73.760953http://www.elmariachisrestaurant.com/144 Washington Ave+1 518 465-2568Authentic Mexican cooking. It's not expensive, and the food is exquisite. Recommended!}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=El Mariachi 2 | url=http://www.elmariachisrestaurant.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.650923 | longitude=-73.762709 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, Hamilton St (corner of Swan St), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 432-7580}}. Authentic Mexican cooking. It's not expensive, and the food is exquisite. Recommended!{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|El Mariachi 242.650923-73.762709http://www.elmariachisrestaurant.com/Hamilton Stcorner of Swan St+1 518 432-7580Authentic Mexican cooking. It's not expensive, and the food is exquisite. Recommended!}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Gandhi | url=http://www.gandhialbany.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.656999 | longitude=-73.763324 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 1 Central Ave (corner of Henry Johnson Blvd and Central Ave), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 449-5577}}. Indian restaurant boasts the best weekday lunch buffet in the area.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Gandhi42.656999-73.763324http://www.gandhialbany.com/1 Central Avecorner of Henry Johnson Blvd and Central Ave+1 518 449-5577Indian restaurant boasts the best weekday lunch buffet in the area.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Jack's Oyster House | url=http://www.jacksoysterhouse.com | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.648812 | longitude=-73.751308 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 42 State St, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 465-8854}}. An Albany classic, its walls are adorned with misty photos of Albany's interesting past. The quality and prestige of Jack's has gone down, though it still may be the best place to get fresh seafood at a place that has defined downtown for almost one hundred years. Don't dress like a slob.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Jack's Oyster House42.648812-73.751308http://www.jacksoysterhouse.com42 State St+1 518 465-8854An Albany classic, its walls are adorned with misty photos of Albany's interesting past. The quality and prestige of Jack's has gone down, though it still may be the best place to get fresh seafood at a place that has defined downtown for almost one hundred years. Don't dress like a slob.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Mamoun's | url=http://www.mamounsalbany.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.656797 | longitude=-73.763866 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 206 Washington Ave (near Lark Street), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 434-3901}}. A wonderful Middle Eastern restaurant. The dim lighting and brick walls gives this place a unique classy atmosphere. Food is healthy and reasonably priced.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Mamoun's42.656797-73.763866http://www.mamounsalbany.com/206 Washington Avenear Lark Street+1 518 434-3901A wonderful Middle Eastern restaurant. The dim lighting and brick walls gives this place a unique classy atmosphere. Food is healthy and reasonably priced.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=McGuire's | url=http://www.mcguiresrestaurant.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.655862 | longitude=-73.76401 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 353 State St (corner of Lark St.), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 463-2100}}. An upscale restaurant, a bit expensive, but the food is terrific.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|McGuire's42.655862-73.76401http://www.mcguiresrestaurant.com/353 State Stcorner of Lark St.+1 518 463-2100An upscale restaurant, a bit expensive, but the food is terrific.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Wolff's Biergarten | url=http://www.wolffsbiergarten.com/albany2/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.660946 | longitude=-73.74473 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 895 Broadway, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 427-2461}}. Wolff's offers a number of authentic German food and beer selections and there is always a futball game on.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Wolff's Biergarten42.660946-73.74473http://www.wolffsbiergarten.com/albany2/895 Broadway+1 518 427-2461Wolff's offers a number of authentic German food and beer selections and there is always a futball game on.}}

New Scotland and Pine Hills area

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Anton's | url=http://www.antonsgreekrestaurant.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.657018 | longitude=-73.802624 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 577 New Scotland Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 453-9191}}. They call themselves the King of Gyros. Anton's is a small Greek takeout hole-in-the-wall across from Saint Peter's Hospital. Delicious and inexpensive! Friendly staff. Try their daily specials.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Anton's42.657018-73.802624http://www.antonsgreekrestaurant.com/577 New Scotland Ave+1 518 453-9191They call themselves the King of Gyros. Anton's is a small Greek takeout hole-in-the-wall across from Saint Peter's Hospital. Delicious and inexpensive! Friendly staff. Try their daily specials.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Capital Q Smokehouse | url=http://www.eatmypork.com | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.65931 | longitude=-73.783709 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 329 Ontario st (between Morris and Myrtle), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 GET-PORK}}. BBQ take-out, has 3 different pulled pork, brisket, ribs and a whole lot of tasty sides{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Capital Q Smokehouse42.65931-73.783709http://www.eatmypork.com329 Ontario stbetween Morris and Myrtle+1 518 GET-PORKBBQ take-out, has 3 different pulled pork, brisket, ribs and a whole lot of tasty sides}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Honest Weight Food Co-op | url=http://www.honestweight.coop/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.678713 | longitude=-73.781437 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 100 Watervliet Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 482-2667}}. For health food shopping, has a variety of health-minded dishes and baked goods made daily. Grab a "meal deal" for under $5. Check out the amazing cheese selection.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Honest Weight Food Co-op42.678713-73.781437http://www.honestweight.coop/100 Watervliet Ave+1 518 482-2667For health food shopping, has a variety of health-minded dishes and baked goods made daily. Grab a "meal deal" for under $5. Check out the amazing cheese selection.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Cafe Italia | url= | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.674418 | longitude=-73.783955 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 662 Central Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 459-8029}}. An upscale Italian restaurant.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Cafe Italia42.674418-73.783955662 Central Ave+1 518 459-8029An upscale Italian restaurant.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Junior's | url=http://www.juniorsbarandgrill.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.665902 | longitude=-73.791649 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 1094 Madison Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 935-2025}}. A good bar and restaurant. Many will argue their wings (as opposed to Wings Over) are the best in the city. Great burgers and grilled sandwiches.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Junior's42.665902-73.791649http://www.juniorsbarandgrill.com/1094 Madison Ave+1 518 935-2025A good bar and restaurant. Many will argue their wings (as opposed to Wings Over) are the best in the city. Great burgers and grilled sandwiches.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Cafe Madison | url=http://cafemadison.bmtmgt.com | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.666115 | longitude=-73.791943 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 1108 Madison Avenue # 1, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 935-1094}}. This is a wonderful restaurant that serves a brunch that is unparalleled in the capital region. Enjoyable patio dining is available during the warm months. Try their breakfast cocktails (their bloody mary is unmatched.) Part of the menu is on a weekly rotation which features creative takes on eggs benedict.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Cafe Madison42.666115-73.791943http://cafemadison.bmtmgt.com1108 Madison Avenue # 1+1 518 935-1094This is a wonderful restaurant that serves a brunch that is unparalleled in the capital region. Enjoyable patio dining is available during the warm months. Try their breakfast cocktails (their bloody mary is unmatched.) Part of the menu is on a weekly rotation which features creative takes on eggs benedict.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Pho Yum | url=http://www.pho-yum.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.643315 | longitude=-73.775694 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 272 Delaware Ave (near the Spectrum Theater), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 465-8899}}. Vietnamese restaurant.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Pho Yum42.643315-73.775694http://www.pho-yum.com/272 Delaware Avenear the Spectrum Theater+1 518 465-8899Vietnamese restaurant.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=New World Bistro | url=http://newworldbistrobar.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.64281 | longitude=-73.776982 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 300 Delaware Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 694-0520}}. An upscale restaurant near the Spectrum Theater. Wonderful food and service, their specials are heavenly. It's never too crowded, the service is always friendly. One of the city's best spots to go out on a date.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|New World Bistro42.64281-73.776982http://newworldbistrobar.com/300 Delaware Ave+1 518 694-0520An upscale restaurant near the Spectrum Theater. Wonderful food and service, their specials are heavenly. It's never too crowded, the service is always friendly. One of the city's best spots to go out on a date.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Pepper Jack's | url=http://www.pepperjacksalbany.com | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.67297 | longitude=-73.785554 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 192 North Allen St, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 426-5505}}. Pepper Jack's has a large variety of inexpensive delicious food. College students and professionals alike love this place. Try their breakfast wraps, simply amazing!{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Pepper Jack's42.67297-73.785554http://www.pepperjacksalbany.com192 North Allen St+1 518 426-5505Pepper Jack's has a large variety of inexpensive delicious food. College students and professionals alike love this place. Try their breakfast wraps, simply amazing!}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=The Point | url=http://thepoint.bmtmgt.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.665922 | longitude=-73.791852 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 1100 Madison Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 729-5383}}. Restaurant and lounge. Great beer selection and food.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|The Point42.665922-73.791852http://thepoint.bmtmgt.com/1100 Madison Ave+1 518 729-5383Restaurant and lounge. Great beer selection and food.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Restaurant Paradiso | url=http://www.taihlo.com/Paradiso/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.661989 | longitude=-73.769624 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 198 Central Ave (Corner of Robin), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 462-5812}}. Upscale Italian restaurant featuring superb food.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Restaurant Paradiso42.661989-73.769624http://www.taihlo.com/Paradiso/198 Central AveCorner of Robin+1 518 462-5812Upscale Italian restaurant featuring superb food.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Mr. Pio Pio | url=http://www.mrpiopio.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.663022 | longitude=-73.775849 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 160 Quail St (between Washington and Western), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 217-2037}}. Columbian and Ecuadorian cuisine.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Mr. Pio Pio42.663022-73.775849http://www.mrpiopio.com/160 Quail Stbetween Washington and Western+1 518 217-2037Columbian and Ecuadorian cuisine.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Ragonese Italian Imports | url=http://ragoneseimports.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.654399 | longitude=-73.793977 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 409 New Scotland Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 482-2358}}. This is an excellent Italian and Greek deli. You can get sandwiches, subs, soups, and even lasagne. There isn't really any place to sit down, so virtually every customer gets take-out.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Ragonese Italian Imports42.654399-73.793977http://ragoneseimports.com/409 New Scotland Ave+1 518 482-2358This is an excellent Italian and Greek deli. You can get sandwiches, subs, soups, and even lasagne. There isn't really any place to sit down, so virtually every customer gets take-out.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Salsa Latina Restaurant | url=http://www.misalsalatina.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.664955 | longitude=-73.772438 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 315 Central Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 426-7050}}. A well-established Mexican restaurant. Great food, worth a visit.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Salsa Latina Restaurant42.664955-73.772438http://www.misalsalatina.com/315 Central Ave+1 518 426-7050A well-established Mexican restaurant. Great food, worth a visit.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Sam's Italian American | url=http://www.samsitalianamerican.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.636666 | longitude=-73.78137 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 125 Southern Blvd (US 9W), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 463-3433}}. Reasonably priced, but still satisfying and tasty Italian food.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Sam's Italian American42.636666-73.78137http://www.samsitalianamerican.com/125 Southern BlvdUS 9W+1 518 463-3433Reasonably priced, but still satisfying and tasty Italian food.}}

Colonie, Westmere and Latham areas

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Swifty's | url= | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.692254 | longitude=-73.775159 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 95 Everett Rd (about a 10 minute drive from downtown). They have really good Irish and American pub food. Very relaxed professional and working class crowd.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Swifty's42.692254-73.77515995 Everett Rdabout a 10 minute drive from downtownThey have really good Irish and American pub food. Very relaxed professional and working class crowd.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Blu Stone Bistro | url=http://www.blustonebistro.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.729298 | longitude=-73.796831 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 661 Albany Shaker Rd, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 869-9976}}, [{{fullurl:Special:Emailuser/{{{user}}}|wpSubject=Everything+Wiki+email+from+user+%22%241%22}} {{{text}}}]. An upscale restaurant next door to the Indigo Hotel, on the corner of Albany Shaker and Wolf Road. Wonderful live music and the food is great too. Blu Stone Bistro can be expensive and the crowd tends to be older.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Blu Stone Bistro42.729298-73.796831http://www.blustonebistro.com/661 Albany Shaker Rd+1 518 869-9976webmaster@blustonebistro.comAn upscale restaurant next door to the Indigo Hotel, on the corner of Albany Shaker and Wolf Road. Wonderful live music and the food is great too. Blu Stone Bistro can be expensive and the crowd tends to be older.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Karavalli Restaurant | url=http://www.karavalli.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.762437 | longitude=-73.748263 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 9 Johnson Rd (Route 9R in suburban Latham), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 785-7600}}. For spicy south India cuisine, this is a nice place to visit. Many will say the atmosphere is lacking but the food will keep you coming back.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Karavalli Restaurant42.762437-73.748263http://www.karavalli.com/9 Johnson RdRoute 9R in suburban Latham+1 518 785-7600For spicy south India cuisine, this is a nice place to visit. Many will say the atmosphere is lacking but the food will keep you coming back.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Koto Japanese Steak House | url=http://www.kotoalbany.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.729771 | longitude=-73.795298 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 260 Wolf Road, Latham, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 869-8888}}. A hibachi (teppan-style cooking) and sushi restaurant located right by Albany Airport, and is probably the most popular of its kind in the area.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Koto Japanese Steak House42.729771-73.795298http://www.kotoalbany.com/260 Wolf Road, Latham+1 518 869-8888A hibachi (teppan-style cooking) and sushi restaurant located right by Albany Airport, and is probably the most popular of its kind in the area.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Little Anthony's | url=http://littleanthonys.org/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.688382 | longitude=-73.799096 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 1095 Central Ave (near the Albany Indoor Rockgym), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 459-5959}}. Pizza catered to omnivores and vegans.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Little Anthony's42.688382-73.799096http://littleanthonys.org/1095 Central Avenear the Albany Indoor Rockgym+1 518 459-5959Pizza catered to omnivores and vegans.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Peaches Cafe | url=http://www.peachescafe.net/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.682956 | longitude=-73.83845 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 1475 Western Avenue, Westmere (Stuyvesant Plaza), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 482-3677}}. A local favorite, reasonably priced and has excellent breakfast food. Try their Irish Eggs Benedict, it's the best in New York. Careful, this place can be very busy around lunchtime or weekend mornings, although weekdays aren't too crazy.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Peaches Cafe42.682956-73.83845http://www.peachescafe.net/1475 Western Avenue, WestmereStuyvesant Plaza+1 518 482-3677A local favorite, reasonably priced and has excellent breakfast food. Try their Irish Eggs Benedict, it's the best in New York. Careful, this place can be very busy around lunchtime or weekend mornings, although weekdays aren't too crazy.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Phoenicians Restaurant | url=http://www.phoeniciansofalbany.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.722709 | longitude=-73.839166 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 1686 Central Ave, Colonie, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 464-4444}}. Lebanese restaurant. The food here is wonderful and the service is always friendly. Highly recommended. The lunch menu is reasonably priced. Their dinner menu can be on the expensive side, but you get what you paid for: a lot of food and excellent quality. Great healthy option.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Phoenicians Restaurant42.722709-73.839166http://www.phoeniciansofalbany.com/1686 Central Ave, Colonie+1 518 464-4444Lebanese restaurant. The food here is wonderful and the service is always friendly. Highly recommended. The lunch menu is reasonably priced. Their dinner menu can be on the expensive side, but you get what you paid for: a lot of food and excellent quality. Great healthy option.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary | url=http://professorjavas.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.725168 | longitude=-73.797551 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 217 Wolf Rd, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 435-0843}}. This is a wonderful cafe and a local favorite. Great atmosphere, the walls are filled with photography or paintings from local artists, all of which are available for sale. The food is excellent. The baked goods are divine. And their coffee and tea selection is endless. Try the Russian Caravan Tea if you dare! Java's typically hosts the indie-college crowd, many of whom come here to write papers and leech off their free Wifi. Very friendly staff. Sometimes, Java's hosts open-mic nights.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary42.725168-73.797551http://professorjavas.com/217 Wolf Rd+1 518 435-0843This is a wonderful cafe and a local favorite. Great atmosphere, the walls are filled with photography or paintings from local artists, all of which are available for sale. The food is excellent. The baked goods are divine. And their coffee and tea selection is endless. Try the Russian Caravan Tea if you dare! Java's typically hosts the indie-college crowd, many of whom come here to write papers and leech off their free Wifi. Very friendly staff. Sometimes, Java's hosts open-mic nights.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Saati Deli and Catering | url=http://www.saatideliandcatering.com/ordereze/default.aspx | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.726516 | longitude=-73.761108 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 586 New Loudon Road, Latham (Newton Plaza), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 783-1600}}. Excellent homemade salads, soups and sandwiches. Prices are comparable to places like Panera Bread, but you have much better atmosphere and quality here.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Saati Deli and Catering42.726516-73.761108http://www.saatideliandcatering.com/ordereze/default.aspx586 New Loudon Road, LathamNewton Plaza+1 518 783-1600Excellent homemade salads, soups and sandwiches. Prices are comparable to places like Panera Bread, but you have much better atmosphere and quality here.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Smokey Bones BBQ & Grill | url=http://smokeybones.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.715451 | longitude=-73.829383 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 1557 Central Ave., Colonie, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 464-9971}}. Large place with plenty of TVs for watching whatever sporting event happens to be on.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Smokey Bones BBQ & Grill42.715451-73.829383http://smokeybones.com/1557 Central Ave., Colonie+1 518 464-9971Large place with plenty of TVs for watching whatever sporting event happens to be on.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Sushi Tei | url=http://sushiteialbany.info/ | marker-symbol=-number-eat | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|eat}} | latitude=42.689707 | longitude=-73.866075 | zoom=17 | group=eat | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }} (Sushi Yokohama), 1800 Western Ave (in Cosimos Plaza), {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 218-0388}}. An excellent place with wonderful food and a relaxed atmosphere. Serve lunch and dinner. Many different choices of sushi and Japanese dishes.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Sushi Tei42.689707-73.866075http://sushiteialbany.info/Sushi Yokohama1800 Western Avein Cosimos Plaza+1 518 218-0388An excellent place with wonderful food and a relaxed atmosphere. Serve lunch and dinner. Many different choices of sushi and Japanese dishes.}}

Drink[edit]

Albany's bar scene is alive and well and, due to crackdowns with ID checks, the face of local nightlife has changed a lot. Make sure you have your license, passport or ID handy.

SUNY Albany is no longer considered the #1 party school in the United States, but between its 11,000 students and the College of Saint Rose, you will meet lots of sloppy and belligerent 18-21 year-olds on a typical night out. Muggers and other opportunists capitalize on vulnerable drinkers, so avoid Washington Park after dark.

The most popular and concentrated place to barhop is probably Lark Street, where more than a dozen bars from cocktail lounges and dives are crowded between Ontario Street and Central Avenue. Good bets include:

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Oh Bar | url= | marker-symbol=-number-drink | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|drink}} | latitude=42.652623 | longitude=-73.767358 | zoom=17 | group=drink | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 304 Lark St, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 463-9004}}. A popular gay and lesbian bar that is friendly and has a nice happy hour. Check out Karaoke night on Thursdays.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Oh Bar42.652623-73.767358304 Lark St+1 518 463-9004A popular gay and lesbian bar that is friendly and has a nice happy hour. Check out Karaoke night on Thursdays.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Bombers | url=http://www.bombersburritobar.com/albany.html | marker-symbol=-number-drink | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|drink}} | latitude=42.653988 | longitude=-73.765866 | zoom=17 | group=drink | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 258 Lark St, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 463-9636}}. Popular burrito bar operates a pub upstairs. Its reputation has declined, but the burritos remain huge.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Bombers42.653988-73.765866http://www.bombersburritobar.com/albany.html258 Lark St+1 518 463-9636Popular burrito bar operates a pub upstairs. Its reputation has declined, but the burritos remain huge.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=The Lionheart | url= | marker-symbol=-number-drink | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|drink}} | latitude=42.652564 | longitude=-73.768425 | zoom=17 | group=drink | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 448 Madison Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518-436-9530}}. Good on weekends when the Romans come down for their orgy, good happy hour specials, a good selection of beer, and they have dartboards and pool tables. Very crowded on summer weekend nights.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|The Lionheart42.652564-73.768425448 Madison Ave+1 518-436-9530Good on weekends when the Romans come down for their orgy, good happy hour specials, a good selection of beer, and they have dartboards and pool tables. Very crowded on summer weekend nights.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Susies | url=http://susiespub.com/secretsusies/susies-home/ | marker-symbol=-number-drink | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|drink}} | latitude=42.652014 | longitude=-73.767677 | zoom=17 | group=drink | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 8 Delaware Ave. A fun subterranean bar with several great microbrews, darts and a great patio during the summer.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Susies42.652014-73.767677http://susiespub.com/secretsusies/susies-home/8 Delaware AveA fun subterranean bar with several great microbrews, darts and a great patio during the summer.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Hollywood Tavern | url= | marker-symbol=-number-drink | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|drink}} | latitude=42.653572 | longitude=-73.766775 | zoom=17 | group=drink | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 275 Lark St. Attracts an average looking and refreshingly unpretentious crowd. It's more "meet your friends" than "see and be seen." Albany's largest patio in the summer and a large upstairs for the winter.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Hollywood Tavern42.653572-73.766775275 Lark StAttracts an average looking and refreshingly unpretentious crowd. It's more "meet your friends" than "see and be seen." Albany's largest patio in the summer and a large upstairs for the winter.}}

Pearl Street is another good place to go out. Closer to the large state offices, these bars draw a large after-work crowd, and after the Thursday afternoon waterfront concerts in the summer - Alive at 5 - the streets are cordoned off, made pedestrian-only, and overflow with revelers.

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Albany Pump Station | url=http://www.evansale.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-drink | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|drink}} | latitude=42.654316 | longitude=-73.747654 | zoom=17 | group=drink | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 19 Quackenbush Square, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 447-9000}}. lets you dine with a few beers. Located just below Pearl St. toward the Hudson.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Albany Pump Station42.654316-73.747654http://www.evansale.com/19 Quackenbush Square+1 518 447-9000lets you dine with a few beers. Located just below Pearl St. toward the Hudson.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Blue 82 | url= | marker-symbol=-number-drink | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|drink}} | latitude=42.652292 | longitude=-73.750875 | zoom=17 | group=drink | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 80 North Pearl St, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 445-8082}}. A trendy but nice place to get a martini, or some other fancy drink, and look hot{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Blue 8242.652292-73.75087580 North Pearl St+1 518 445-8082A trendy but nice place to get a martini, or some other fancy drink, and look hot}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=The Bayou Cafe | url=http://bayoucafe.com/albany/index.html | marker-symbol=-number-drink | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|drink}} | latitude=42.652404 | longitude=-73.750752 | zoom=17 | group=drink | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 79 North Pearl St. New Orleans-style fare and bands. Another good after-work crowd. Fills with older hepcat college students later in the evening, especially on weekends. Good live music.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|The Bayou Cafe42.652404-73.750752http://bayoucafe.com/albany/index.html79 North Pearl StNew Orleans-style fare and bands. Another good after-work crowd. Fills with older hepcat college students later in the evening, especially on weekends. Good live music.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=McGeary's | url=http://www.mcgearyspub.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-drink | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|drink}} | latitude=42.654044 | longitude=-73.75054 | zoom=17 | group=drink | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 4 Clinton Square, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 463-1455}}. Often has bands playing Celtic folk and/or bagpipe rock and they have an outdoor area for eating, drinking and listening to live bands during the summer.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|McGeary's42.654044-73.75054http://www.mcgearyspub.com/4 Clinton Square+1 518 463-1455Often has bands playing Celtic folk and/or bagpipe rock and they have an outdoor area for eating, drinking and listening to live bands during the summer.}}

Some places of interest:

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Waterworks | url=http://www.waterworkspub.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-drink | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|drink}} | latitude=42.659074 | longitude=-73.76643 | zoom=17 | group=drink | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 76 Central Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 465-9079}}. Another popular gay/lesbian bar.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Waterworks42.659074-73.76643http://www.waterworkspub.com/76 Central Ave+1 518 465-9079Another popular gay/lesbian bar.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=The Fuze Box | url= | marker-symbol=-number-drink | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|drink}} | latitude=42.657377 | longitude=-73.763844 | zoom=17 | group=drink | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 12 Central Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 703-8937}}. A club/event space. Here you find Thursday swing dancing lessons, goth nights, and best known for the weekly Saturday '80s nights. Excellent music, mixed and unpretentious crowds. Dance to Cyndi Lauper with your friends. LGBT friendly!{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|The Fuze Box42.657377-73.76384412 Central Ave+1 518 703-8937A club/event space. Here you find Thursday swing dancing lessons, goth nights, and best known for the weekly Saturday '80s nights. Excellent music, mixed and unpretentious crowds. Dance to Cyndi Lauper with your friends. LGBT friendly!}}

For the College Crowd:

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=The Washington Tavern (WT's) | url=http://www.washingtontavern.net/ | marker-symbol=-number-drink | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|drink}} | latitude=42.662099 | longitude=-73.778693 | zoom=17 | group=drink | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 250 Western Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 427-0091}}. An upper classmen bar. It's usually pretty busy.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|The Washington Tavern (WT's)42.662099-73.778693http://www.washingtontavern.net/250 Western Ave+1 518 427-0091An upper classmen bar. It's usually pretty busy.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=The Pub | url= | marker-symbol=-number-drink | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|drink}} | latitude=42.661226 | longitude=-73.782962 | zoom=17 | group=drink | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 869 Madison Ave. A nice place to hang out on weekends. It's very busy with the typical college scene, but slightly more subdued than some of the others.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|The Pub42.661226-73.782962869 Madison AveA nice place to hang out on weekends. It's very busy with the typical college scene, but slightly more subdued than some of the others.}}

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Downtown area

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=The Hilton Albany | url=http://www.hiltonalbany.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-sleep | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|sleep}} | latitude=42.650662 | longitude=-73.753201 | zoom=17 | group=sleep | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 40 Lodge St, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 462-6611}}. It is close to the State Capitol, Times Union Center, and a burgeoning downtown area on Pearl Street (Pearl, Jillian's, Skyline, Mad River, the Victory Cafe, McGeary's and the Bayou Cafe are all on or just off of Pearl Street).{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|The Hilton Albany42.650662-73.753201http://www.hiltonalbany.com/40 Lodge St+1 518 462-6611It is close to the State Capitol, Times Union Center, and a burgeoning downtown area on Pearl Street (Pearl, Jillian's, Skyline, Mad River, the Victory Cafe, McGeary's and the Bayou Cafe are all on or just off of Pearl Street).}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown | url=https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/gb/en/albany/albba/hoteldetail | marker-symbol=-number-sleep | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|sleep}} | latitude=42.645527 | longitude=-73.750508 | zoom=17 | group=sleep | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 300 Broadway, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 434-4111}}, [{{fullurl:Special:Emailuser/{{{user}}}|wpSubject=Everything+Wiki+email+from+user+%22%241%22}} {{{text}}}]. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Guest rooms and public areas are renovated. Shuttle service and hot breakfast daily. Free parking. $109-159.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Holiday Inn Express Albany - Downtown42.645527-73.750508https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/gb/en/albany/albba/hoteldetail300 Broadway+1 518 434-4111hiedowntownalbany@gmail.com3PM11AM$109-159Guest rooms and public areas are renovated. Shuttle service and hot breakfast daily. Free parking.}} New Scotland and Pine Hills area

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Morgan State House - Luxury Inn | url=http://www.statehouse.com | marker-symbol=-number-sleep | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|sleep}} | latitude=42.656924 | longitude=-73.765756 | zoom=17 | group=sleep | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 393 State St, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 427-6063}}. The Morgan State House is an excellent example of late 19th-century elegance and design. It has been restored to provide the most unique accommodations in the Capital District. Voted "Best in the Capital/Saratoga Region", The Morgan State House is an inn in the European tradition. It is centrally located in downtown Albany, on a quiet, tree-lined residential street overlooking Washington Park and was the longtime home of the artist and suffragette Alice Morgan Wright (1881—1975), who lived here from 1888 (when she was 7 years old) until her death. The house was designed by R.W. Gibson, the architect of the Cathedral of All Saints, for her father, Henry Romeyn Wright, who made a fortune in dry goods during the Civil War. The multiple peaked gables and intricate interior details reflect the Japanese-influenced aesthetic of the 1880s. Alice Morgan Wright was a leading figure in the American suffrage movement and once was jailed in London with Emmeline Pankhurst. In 1921 she helped found the New York League of Women’s Voters. An influential artist of the Art Deco style, Wright maintained a studio on the fourth floor of the house, and her works can be found in museums and private collections throughout the country.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Morgan State House - Luxury Inn42.656924-73.765756http://www.statehouse.com393 State St+1 518 427-6063The Morgan State House is an excellent example of late 19th-century elegance and design. It has been restored to provide the most unique accommodations in the Capital District. Voted "Best in the Capital/Saratoga Region", The Morgan State House is an inn in the European tradition. It is centrally located in downtown Albany, on a quiet, tree-lined residential street overlooking Washington Park and was the longtime home of the artist and suffragette Alice Morgan Wright (1881—1975), who lived here from 1888 (when she was 7 years old) until her death. The house was designed by R.W. Gibson, the architect of the Cathedral of All Saints, for her father, Henry Romeyn Wright, who made a fortune in dry goods during the Civil War. The multiple peaked gables and intricate interior details reflect the Japanese-influenced aesthetic of the 1880s. Alice Morgan Wright was a leading figure in the American suffrage movement and once was jailed in London with Emmeline Pankhurst. In 1921 she helped found the New York League of Women’s Voters. An influential artist of the Art Deco style, Wright maintained a studio on the fourth floor of the house, and her works can be found in museums and private collections throughout the country.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Ramada Plaza Albany | url=https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/ramada/albany-new-york/ramada-plaza-albany/overview | marker-symbol=-number-sleep | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|sleep}} | latitude=42.680434 | longitude=-73.783306 | zoom=17 | group=sleep | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 3 Watervliet Avenue Extension, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 438-8431}}. Pet-friendly. Offers full service restaurant, cocktail lounge, continental breakfast, meeting and banquet facilities. Provides extended stay amenities and services. Walking distance to restaurants and attractions.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Ramada Plaza Albany42.680434-73.783306https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/ramada/albany-new-york/ramada-plaza-albany/overview3 Watervliet Avenue Extension+1 518 438-8431Pet-friendly. Offers full service restaurant, cocktail lounge, continental breakfast, meeting and banquet facilities. Provides extended stay amenities and services. Walking distance to restaurants and attractions.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=TownePlace Suites Albany | url=https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/albmc-towneplace-suites-albany-downtown-medical-center/ | marker-symbol=-number-sleep | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|sleep}} | latitude=42.646117 | longitude=-73.772207 | zoom=17 | group=sleep | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 22 Holland Ave. Downtown/Medical Center.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|TownePlace Suites Albany42.646117-73.772207https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/albmc-towneplace-suites-albany-downtown-medical-center/22 Holland AveDowntown/Medical Center.}}

Colonie, Westmere and Latham areas

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Albany Marriott | url=https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/albny-albany-marriott/ | marker-symbol=-number-sleep | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|sleep}} | latitude=42.721015 | longitude=-73.79991 | zoom=17 | group=sleep | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 189 Wolf Rd, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 458-8444}}.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Albany Marriott42.721015-73.79991https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/albny-albany-marriott/189 Wolf Rd+1 518 458-8444}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Comfort Inn Latham - Albany North | url=http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-cohoes-new_york-NY541 | marker-symbol=-number-sleep | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|sleep}} | latitude=42.76914 | longitude=-73.752274 | zoom=17 | group=sleep | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 981 New Loudon Rd, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518-785-0000}}.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Comfort Inn Latham - Albany North42.76914-73.752274http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-cohoes-new_york-NY541981 New Loudon Rd+1 518-785-0000}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Courtyard Albany Airport | url=https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/albca-courtyard-albany-airport/ | marker-symbol=-number-sleep | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|sleep}} | latitude=42.722362 | longitude=-73.803633 | zoom=17 | group=sleep | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 168 Wolf Rd, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 482-8800}}.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Courtyard Albany Airport42.722362-73.803633https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/albca-courtyard-albany-airport/168 Wolf Rd+1 518 482-8800}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=Courtyard Albany Thruway | url=https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/albws-courtyard-albany-thruway/ | marker-symbol=-number-sleep | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|sleep}} | latitude=42.690298 | longitude=-73.82066 | zoom=17 | group=sleep | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 1455 Washington Ave, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 435-1600}}.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|Courtyard Albany Thruway42.690298-73.82066https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/albws-courtyard-albany-thruway/1455 Washington Ave+1 518 435-1600}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=The Century House | url=http://www.ascendcollection.com/hotel-latham-new_york-NY338 | marker-symbol=-number-sleep | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|sleep}} | latitude=42.771069 | longitude=-73.753088 | zoom=17 | group=sleep | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 997 New Loudon Rd., Latham, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 785-0931}}. An Ascend Hotel Collection Member.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|The Century House42.771069-73.753088http://www.ascendcollection.com/hotel-latham-new_york-NY338997 New Loudon Rd., Latham+1 518 785-0931An Ascend Hotel Collection Member.}}

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| tag | type=maplink | geotype=Point | ismarker=yes | title=The Desmond | url=http://www.desmondhotelsalbany.com/ | marker-symbol=-number-sleep | marker-color={{#invoke:TypeToColor|convert|sleep}} | latitude=42.72821 | longitude=-73.798805 | zoom=17 | group=sleep | show = mask,around,buy,city,do,drink,eat,go,listing,other,see,sleep,vicinity,view,black,blue,brown,chocolate,forestgreen,gold,gray,grey,lime,magenta,maroon,mediumaquamarine,navy,red,royalblue,silver,steelblue,teal,fuchsia | image= | wikidata= | debug= }}, 660 Albany Shaker Rd, {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1 518 869-8100}}, toll-free: {{#invoke:LinkPhone|LinkPhone|+1-800-448-3500|tollfree=yes}}. One of the best places to stay in the Albany area (though it is a bit further away than one might like, near Albany International Airport.) The Desmond's charm is in its embracement of the historical group of Shaker's who once were a big part of the Capital Region. The Desmond often hosts weddings and has two quality restaurants on site, Simpson's and Scrimshaw. Free internet in rooms, free wireless internet in lobby. Entirely non-smoking.{{#invoke:HiddenUnicode|HiddenUnicode|The Desmond42.72821-73.798805http://www.desmondhotelsalbany.com/660 Albany Shaker Rd+1 518 869-8100+1-800-448-3500One of the best places to stay in the Albany area (though it is a bit further away than one might like, near Albany International Airport.) The Desmond's charm is in its embracement of the historical group of Shaker's who once were a big part of the Capital Region. The Desmond often hosts weddings and has two quality restaurants on site, Simpson's and Scrimshaw. Free internet in rooms, free wireless internet in lobby. Entirely non-smoking.}}

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Stay safe[edit]

Like most cities, Albany has blighted areas with crime problems. Use precautions that one would use in any big city. The areas between Washington Ave. and New Scotland Ave. are generally safe to walk, especially east of Lark Street. However, there have been physical assaults near the SUNY Albany downtown campus. Arbor Hill near Henry Johnson Blvd. is known as one of the most dangerous areas, though it holds no particular interest to travelers. Occasional muggings and armed robberies have been known to happen to drunk suburbanites on Lark, Madison and other bar streets.

Cope[edit]

Radio[edit]

Radio stations serving the Albany area include:

  • News/Talk: WAMC 1400 AM/90.3 FM (NPR), WGY 810 AM/103.1 FM (conservative)

Television[edit]

Television stations serving Albany include:

  • WRGB Channel 6: CBS.
  • WTEN Channel 10: ABC.
  • WNYT Channel 13: NBC.
  • WMHT Channel 17: PBS.

Go next[edit]

The Albany metro area, the Capital District, has many more attractions.

  • The city of Troy offers well-preserved 19th-century architecture (making it a location for period films) and fine antique shopping downtown.
  • About a 20 minute drive north of Albany is Watervliet and the military arsenal museum.
  • The Cohoes Falls are the second-largest in the state (a distant second to Niagara Falls, but impressive nonetheless).
  • The area in and around the city of Saratoga Springs (about 40 minutes north of Albany) features wonderful shops, restaurants and bars, a national park (about 15 miles from Saratoga proper) at the site of the Battle of Saratoga (the turning point of the Revolutionary War), a lovely state park with a mud and mineral bath spa run by the state, a par 29 and two championship 18 hole courses as well a stately restaurant.
  • Just across the river is Rensselaer.
  • Visitors to the Albany area should consider day trips to destinations in the Berkshires of western Mass., including Tanglewood, Mass MoCA, and the Clark Art Institute.
  • The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
  • Adirondack mountains.
  • Catskill mountains.
  • Several state parks are within easy driving distance, among them Thacher State Park. A scenic 30-minute drive west on route 85, it tops an escarpment and has great views of the city and several beautiful hiking trails, including a lower trail which winds and turns near the bottom of the escarpment and actually goes behind two waterfalls. Spring is the best time to view these falls due to the thaw and increased water volume. Steep inclines and rocky paths on the lower trail could challenge less robust hikers.
  • Albany is at one end of the very scenic, and historically important, Erie Canal which runs all the way to Buffalo.

With its impressive industrial heritage, Albany is a part of the American Industry Tour between Boston and Chicago.

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