Directions to the Retail Council Building

Retail Council of New York State
258 State Street
Albany, NY 12210

We are located at 258 State Street in Albany, NY, just steps away from the New York State Capitol Building. If you have a meeting at the Council, please call ahead to arrange parking. Note: Our building stretches from State Street to Chestnut Street, and most of the parking is on Chestnut Street.

From the south: Take I-87 N/NYS Thruway to exit 23 for I-787 toward Downtown Albany/Rensselaer/Troy. Take the U.S. 9/U.S. 20 E. exit, Exit 3 toward Rensselaer/Empire Plaza. Take the ramp toward Empire Plaza. Merge onto South Mall Arterial and get into right lane. Turn right onto S. Swan Street. Turn left onto Washington Street. Turn left onto Dove Street. Turn left onto State Street or Chestnut Street for parking.

From the north: Take I-87 S to exit 2E to merge onto NY-5 E/Central Avenue toward Albany. Continue to follow NY-5 E/Central Avenue for about 5 miles. Turn right at Dove Street. Turn left onto State Street or Chestnut Street for parking.

From the northwest: Take I-90 E toward Albany. Take exit 5 for Everett Road. Turn right at Everett Road. Turn left at NY-5 E/Central Avenue and follow for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Dove Street. Turn left onto State Street or Chestnut Street for parking.

From the southwest: Take I-88 toward Albany. Merge onto I-90 E via exit 25-1 toward Albany. Merge onto U.S. 9 S via exit 6 toward Henry Johnson Blvd/Arbor Hill. Turn left onto Clinton Avenue/U.S. 9. Turn right onto Lark Street/U.S. 9W. Turn left onto State Street or Chestnut Street for parking.

From the east: Take I-90 W toward Albany. Merge onto I-90 E via exit 25-1 toward Albany. Merge onto U.S. 9 S via exit 6 toward Henry Johnson Blvd/Arbor Hill. Turn left onto Clinton Avenue/U.S. 9. Turn right onto Lark Street/U.S. 9W. Turn left onto State Street or Chestnut Street for parking.

From the southeast: Take I-90 W. Continue onto NYS Thruway Berkshire Extd for 5 miles. Continue onto Berkshire Ext NYS Thruway. Take exit 22-61 to merge onto I-87 N toward I-90/Albany/Buffalo. See directions above for coming from the south (I-87 N).