The avenue starts in the north at an intersection with Topaz Street, Union Drive East and San Juan Road in East Holland, and runs directly south, passing through the areas of Lancaster, Middle Park East, Hatton Gardens, Lancet, Easton, Lower Easton, Lower Easton, Chinatown and coming to an end at an intersection with South Parkway running along the edge of The Exchange and Castle Gardens.
Along the road are various landmarks, buildings and features, including the Civilization Committee building, Africa Tower and not one but two police stations. It also passes beneath the Algonquin Bridge overpass and has several connections to Union Drive East. At the northern end, a Terroil gas station is found.
After passing the CC building, the eastern side of the avenue opens up to a look-out zone facing the Humboldt River and looking over Union Drive East, being much higher from the water than the UDE. Along this span of the road, which spans between Nickel Street and Ruby Street, parking areas, relaxing areas, benches and decorative trees and plants are found, along with connections to the waterfront at the other side of the UDE through footbridges. The northern half of the avenue also runs above or closely adjacent too to the Algonquin Outer Line J/A line running beneath the road, which has three stations at intersections along this road.
The entire street is a 2-lane road flowing in both directions and connects to almost all horizontal streets of the Algonquin alphabetical system, namely A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S and T, missing out letters I, K, O, and falling short of U, V, W and X.
It is likely based on Manhattan's First Avenue, given its location and prominence at the east-most avenue within Liberty City.
- Civilization Committee
- 3 Subway stations
- Middle Park East Safehouse (corner of Pyrite Street)
- Desratar Wine Store (corner of Silicon Street)
- Africa Tower (corner of Lorimar Street)
- Lancet-Hospital Center (corner of Jade Street)
- FIB Building (corner of Jade Street)
- Al Dente's (corner of Barium Street)
- Bean Machine (corner of Hematite Street, Hematite Street-Albany Avenue Building)
- Save-A-Cent (corner of Feldspar Street)
- Jerkov's (corner of Manganese Street)
- 60 Diner (corner of Nickel Street)
- Miss T (corner of Quartz Street)
- Terroil gas station (corner of Topaz Street)
- Like other avenues of Algonquin, Albany Avenue is named after a state capital of the United States, specifically Albany, New York.