The Delaware Avenue neighborhood is in the 12209 zip code of Albany, New York. The city is the oldest surviving municipality from the original thirteen colonies, which still brings an old-world charm to the environment. The city of Albany was originally chartered in 1686, and was one mile long and sixteen miles wide. Eventually, the city had to concede much of the land for having only five-hundred residents at the time.
The neighborhood’s northern border bends as it follows Hackett Boulevard before Morton Avenue forms the eastern line and cuts behind the homes. The southern border stretches along the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway, then turns west parallel to Elbel Court closing off the neighborhood.
To the north of the Delaware Avenue neighborhood is the historic Washington Park, in use since the town’s charter in 1686. The park is 81 acres. To the east is Lincoln Park and the Lincoln Park Pool. The pool house has the classic Colonial design of red brick topped with a clock tower. To the south is the Albany Civic Theater a community-encouraged performance center since 1955. To the west is The Sage College of Albany an alternative college for working adults.
The neighborhood is on the fringe of the historic row houses that were built around the original town center. They still remain reasonably priced. An affordable single bedroom apartment or studio can be found and roommate locating services or single room rentals are often advertised.
For the pedestrian traveling through the area, the wide sidewalks in the commercial areas and at the intersections are inviting and narrow as they continue into the residential areas.