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Old 08-04-2013, 08:24 AM
 
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I'll be moving to Albany soon, and wanted to live what I think falls under the business district of Albany - the area between Clinton Ave and State St., around North Pearl (roughly Broadway to Academy/Lafayette Park). How safe is this area? I'm a single young female, if it helps.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:58 PM
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I try not be negative when posting but I don't think I've ever heard the term 'business district' and Albany in the same sentence. That area of Pearl is known more for the clubs and bars and a few restaurants than for business. It's where we go after work. Enough of the college crowd also hangs out there. I wouldn't call it unsafe but like any area in Albany you need to use common sense. Lots of quiet streets, lots of places you shouldn't walk alone after dark, common sense for a young woman. I also don't think of that area as residential but I guess there some rentals and condos. Revitalizing downtown and revitalizing the waterfront are 2 very common political mantras in the area. Kinda unusual to hear about someone young and single moving TO Albany.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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What the Center Square neighborhood, OP? Center Square Neighborhood In Albany NY - Downtown Albany Community Near Lark Street

Lark Street In Albany New York - Restaurants, Shopping, Bars And Galleries
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:01 PM
 
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I thought Center Square was limited to being west of Empire State Plaza? I was looking slightly more northeast.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:31 AM
 
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I thought Center Square was limited to being west of Empire State Plaza? I was looking slightly more northeast.
It is a more centrally located area of the city, but there seems to be a pretty young collection of people there.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:01 AM
 
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Yeah, you'd be better off living in Center Square. I live there and walk downtown to work everyday. There's way more young people in the neighborhood as well. It's also nicer because the park is right by it.

I'm a 25 year old guy by the way.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:07 AM
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Center Square is the area west of the Plaza over to Lark. There are younger people around Lark over to Madison because again there's a couple of popular bars and restaurants. Plenty of brownstone housing around Washington Park. Similar situation to your preferred area. Not unsafe if you exercise common sense. Your post is concerning safety. You want to stay south of Clinton. The area to the north is Arbor Hill. The area south of State St gets sketchy past the Times Union Center. The parking lot of the TU gets it's fair share of trouble. A lot of that area is under the 787 overpass. Just have to watch when and where you're alone here. It's not a walking city like NYC, there aren't people all over. Very hilly, and if you are on foot you can find yourself alone very quickly. Remember there are several colleges in this area. This is the same advice the students are given.
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