Welcome to the neighborhood

Situated on New York’s beautiful Hudson River, West Harlem is a neighborhood full of energy, culture and charm. It’s a short walk or bike ride on the Hudson River Greenway to the Taystee Lab Building. In a few blocks, you can stroll through Riverside Park, visit world-class educational institutions or shop at the Fairway gourmet grocery.

The Taystee Lab Building is located in the heart of West Harlem’s famous 125th Street arts and culture corridor with unique and unparalleled restaurants and clubs. Red Rooster, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Minton’s Playhouse, the legendary Apollo Theater, the Studio Museum in Harlem and Columbia University are all here.

points of interest

Education & Research

  • Barnard College
  • City College
  • Columbia University
  • Jerome L. Greene Center
  • Structural Biology Center

Theater, Arts & Culture

  • Apollo Theater
  • Communitas Americas Heyground Harlem
  • Harlem Stage
  • Minton’s Playhouse
  • Studio Museum in Harlem


  • Barawine
  • Corner Social
  • Clay
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
  • Jin Ramen
  • Lido Harlem
  • Maison Harlem
  • Melba’s
  • Pisticci
  • Red Rooster
  • Sylvia’s
  • Vinateria

Parks & Recreation

  • General Grant National Memorial
  • Hamilton Grange
  • Harlem Piers
  • Hudson River Greenway
  • Morningside Park
  • Riverbank State Park
  • Riverside Park

A train

1 stop from Columbus Circle (8 minutes)

2 stops from Port Authority (13 minutes)

3 stops from Penn Station (16 minutes)

D train

1 stop from Columbus Circle (8 minutes)

2 stops from 53rd/7th Avenue (10 minutes)

3 stops from Bryant Park (13 minutes)


The Taystee Lab Building is located at the unusual and beautiful intersection of West 126th and 127th Streets, the center of the special experience that is the masterplanned Factory District.

Just to the east is the 125th Street A, B, C and D subway lines. The A and D express trains are one stop to Midtown and three stops to Penn Station. Just west is the Broadway #1 subway line, serving the entire west side of Manhattan. The Taystee Lab Building is also easy to reach by bus, as many major routes converge at 125th Street and two-way Amsterdam Avenue.

The West Side Highway and Hudson River Greenway bike path are two avenues to the west. Additionally, The Taystee Lab Building is 14 minutes from the Columbia University Irving Medical Center via the A or 1 trains. Bike commuters can enjoy the convenience of an indoor bike storage room.

Manhattanville Factory District

From the mid-19th to early-20th century, the historic village of Manhattanville was an energetic industrial neighborhood, bursting with breweries and factories. One hundred years later, the Manhattanville Factory District is once again becoming one of the most exciting places in New York.

at the center of The Manhattanville Factory District lies the iconic Taystee Lab Building

More and more, the District is becoming home to growing commercial businesses, not-for-profits, and the students and researchers of the adjacent Columbia University $7 billion 17-acre expansion and CUNY’s flagship City College.

The District starts with the natural urban beauty of the area with its unique intersection at 126th and 127th Streets and its striking brick and bluestone buildings. The Janus masterplan overlays an independent series of mid-block landscaped passageways and plazas beginning at West 125th Street and extending to West 128th Street. This unique amenity connects the main entrances of the 350,000 rsf Taystee Lab Building with the 200,00 rsf Malt House, 50,000 rsf Sweets Building and 150,000 rsf Mink Building. These broad light-filled green spaces feature beautiful landscaping and numerous places to gather, hold an outdoor meeting or just enjoy an Autumn day.

And at the center of it all lies the iconic Taystee Lab Building.


Steps away from the Taystee Lab Building is the current home of Studio Museum in Harlem as well as the Wallach Art Gallery at the Lenfest Center for the Arts.

Academic/Life Sciences

The Manhattanville Factory District sits within the densest area of academic excellence in all of New York City. The anchor of this academic hub, Columbia University, was NYC’s largest recipient of NIH funding in 2019, receiving $536 million. That accounted for roughly 24% of NYC’s total funding in 2019 and 36% more than the next largest New York City recipient. Additionally, City College will be opening The City Innovation Collaborative, adding 3,600 sf.