For residents of our Albany apartment building, “Let’s go out!” means a lot of great things. That’s because living at our State Street apartments puts your right in the center of all the best things that the city has to offer.
Whether it’s a basketball game at the MVP Arena, or a performance at The Egg, many exciting attractions are just a short walk or a quick drive away. Are you a nature lover? Get some fresh air in Washington Park (and enjoy the Tulips). History buff? Head up the hill to the Albany Institute of History & Art or the New York State Museum. Music lovers can walk across Broadway to the Corning Preserve and check out the summer concerts by the Hudson River.
With all these great attractions nearby, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the vibrant downtown lifestyle.
Here are some of our favorite things to do in Albany:
Empire State Plaza – This complex of state government buildings includes The Egg, the Cultural Education Center, the Legislative Office Building, and the New York State Museum. Just take a short walk from Abraxas and you can enjoy the shops, concerts and festivals, farmers markets, and the famous fountain.
MVP Arena — The MVP Arena, formerly the Times Union Center, is an indoor arena right around the corner on South Pearl Street that has a seating capacity of 15,500 people for sports, concerts, and other large events. Root for the Siena Saints men’s college basketball team and the Arena Football League’s Albany Empire.
Palace Theatre — On the corner of Clinton Avenue and North Pearl Street, The Palace Theatre was built n 1931 and is a historical landmark. Home to the Albany Symphony, this 2,800-seat venue is the largest of its kind in Northeastern New York.
The Egg — You won’t have any trouble finding The Egg. This Albany icon is named for its unusual shape and is located in the Empire State Plaza. It houses two theaters and hosts concerts, musical theater, lectures, and intimate solo performances.
Albany Institute of History & Art – Located on Washington Avenue, the Albany Institute of History & Art is dedicated to preserving the art, culture, and history of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley. Its collection of over 20,000 objects includes ceramics, drawings, historical artifacts, paintings, sculptures, and more.
Albany Pine Bush Preserve – The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is a 3,200-acre nature preserve known for its pine-barren ecosystem. Take a hike and enjoy the natural beauty of the pine-scrub oak barrens, dunes, hardwood swamps and forests, ponds, and ravines. It’s only a short drive from downtown Albany.
New York State Museum— The New York State Museum, located in the Empire State Plaza’s Cultural Education Center, has more than 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. Outstanding exhibitions and public programs are just a few blocks away.
Washington Park — Home to the celebrated Tulip Festival that brings in fans from all over the country. Enjoy free, open-air performances all summer long at the Park Playhouse. Take advantage of the tennis and basketball courts and playgrounds in this 81-acre park.
Capital Repertory Theatre — Capital Repertory Theatre is a professional, award-winning regional theater located on North Pearl Street. Capital Rep offers a wide array of productions ranging from drama to off-Broadway musicals. Great for lovers of the theater!
Corning Preserve — A quick walk from the Abraxas, the Corning Preserve features The Mohawk Hudson Bike-Hike trail, Albany Rowing Center, and public boat launch. The Jennings Landing Amphitheatre hosts the annual Summer Alive at Five concert series, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival, and the Water Music New York concert.
Empire Live — Less than a half-mile from our downtown Albany apartments is Empire Live. A premier concert venue featuring two stages and bringing acts of all genres to the heart of downtown Albany.
Live & Play In Downtown Albany
These great Albany attractions only scratch the surface of what the downtown lifestyle offers. You can explore your new neighborhood and always find new and interesting places because it’s an evolving, dynamic location.
If you are looking for an Albany apartment building close to all the exciting attractions in the city, Abraxas at 90 State Street is worth a look! Apply online today or contact us with any questions you may have.