The Triangle is a distinct sub-neighborhood of Arbor Hill. It is a recognized historic district that was included on the National Register in 1978. A friendly, clean, beautiful and, yes, SAFE place to live. Read more about the neighborhood here:
Also, be advised that the 12210 zip code encompasses a large area of Albany and is not the best measure of public safety issues related to the Triangle. You're better off using the Albany Police Department's new online crime-mapping site, which allows you to search by neighborhood association boundaries. The mapping is updated every week (on Wednesdays, I believe) so you can track activity over time. The Ten Broeck Triangle usually has few or NO crime reports in any given week, and it consistently fares better than what many consider to be Albany's "good" neighborhoods. The APD site is here:
I have 2 dogs and walk them at all hours and always feel safe. Before this I lived in S. Lake Ave by Albany Med and my car was seriously vandalized three times by college kids coming home drunk from the bars. If I came home late and had to park around the corner (parking is only bad two nights around here, not every night like down by Albany Med) I would feel unsafe.
By contrast, this neighborhood is both quiet and safe. It's at the bottom of Arbor Hill, not directly in West Hill.. Please don't be swayed by uninformed and bigoted people out there. This is a great neighborhood. As long as I live in Albany, I wouldn't live anywhere else. It's interesting and nice here.
There were TWO minor crimes reported in the Triangle historic district in the past month. That hardly qualifies as a high-crime rate. Check the site on a regular basis, and there are usually few or NO crimes reported in any given week. Compare that to any downtown neighborhood in Albany.
The comment that it's a "horrible area" is unfair and mininformed. And the nonsense about getting shot is just plain silly. Serious crime in the Triangle is rare. It's a safe and quiet neighborhood by day or night. Again, see the police stats for a reality check on the previous comment.