Governor Hochul Cuts Ribbon on $700 Million State-of-the-Art Taystee Lab Building in West Harlem's Manhattanville Factory District

March 1, 2022

New Building Equipped for Life Sciences, Arts, Commercial, Retail and Academic Tenants 

Features 350,000 Square Feet of Commercial Space and 20,000 Square Feet of Outdoor Space   

$10 Million State Investment Supports Growing Life Sciences Industry in New York City 

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of the $700 million Taystee Lab Building, an 11-story, 350,000 square feet mixed-use development located in West Harlem's Manhattanville Factory District. The former Taystee Bakery site has been repurposed and reimagined as the Taystee Lab Building, a brand-new, Class-A, LEED-certified life sciences building. 

"The completion of the Taystee Lab Building is a milestone in the next chapter of Harlem's rich history," Governor Hochul said. "Anchoring the Manhattanville Factory District, the new state-of-the-art building will serve as the home for innovative companies developing the next generation of life science research and technology. As we continue to build back from the pandemic, today's investments that support our life science infrastructure will ensure that we are better prepared, better equipped and more resilient in the future." 

"Back in May of 2019—when the Governor and I were at the groundbreaking for the Taystee Lab Building in our former capacities as Lieutenant Governor and State Senator—we could not anticipate just how pertinent and necessary this investment would become," said Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin. "Now, as we dare to meaningfully rebuild the state's economy, it's only natural that we invest heavily in our health workforce and infrastructure. Today's ribbon cutting represents exactly the types of investments government should be making to ensure our recovery is an equitable one. As we rebuild and reopen in time for summer, we must strive for a New York that benefits the full diversity of people who call this state home. It's the only way to ensure New York reemerges stronger, fairer, and healthier than ever before." 

Read the full press release here.