Diller Scofidio + Renfro: High Line Rennovation

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a tenant in the Starrett-Lehigh building, has long been at the forefront of design. Their diverse portfolio of work includes renovation of Chelsea’s very own – the High Line. A 1.5-mile long public park built on an abandoned elevated railroad stretching from the Meatpacking District to the Hudson Rail Yards in Manhattan.

Beyonce’s “Love on Top” at Canoe Studios

Did you know that Beyoncé’s video “Love on Top” was shot in Canoe Studios right here at Starrett-Lehigh? Part of her fourth studio album, this song became the second highest debut of Beyoncé’s career as a solo artist. Watch the video below to see her modern take on old school music along with the incomparable city and water views and natural  … Read more

New York Times: A Room of Their Own for 2-Wheeled Commuters

Creating a bicycle room for tenants at 345 Hudson Street turned out to be a good fit. The blocklong building in the quiet streets of northern TriBeCa has a low carbon footprint, and many employees of businesses there, like Penguin Putnam, Starbucks and CBS Radio, were already biking to work. And there was an unused storage space off Charlton Street, adjacent to a loading dock and with access to the lobby.

RXR’s Plans for West Side: Completes Acquisition of Starrett-Lehigh

PRESS RELEASE – RXR Realty, a leading real estate operating and investment company in the New York Tri-State area, announced completion of its acquisition of the Starrett-Lehigh Building. RXR paid approximately $920 million, or approximately $400 per square foot, for the 19-story, 2.3 million square foot property. Built in 1932 and renovated in 2001, the  … Read more

601 Spotlight: Roy Schwalbach of Jack Studios

Hear from owner and founder, Roy Schwalbach of Jack Studios. One of the first tenants in Starrett-Lehigh who attracted many of the creative businesses here today. What are you currently working on? It’s more like “what am I not working on.” How did you end up at Starett-Lehigh, when and why? I was walkin’ down the street  … Read more

Inside the House of Heydenryk

Founded in Amsterdam in 1845, the House of Heydenryk (pronounced HI-den-rike) is one of the world’s oldest and most respected dealers of custom and antique picture and mirror frames. In 1936, Henry Heydenryk, Jr., the great grandson of the founder, brought the firm to the United States where he revolutionized the framing world. The company  … Read more

Cool Objects: Taurus Head, Toys & Sculpture

These cool objects were found in the creative West Chelsea spaces of Starrett-Lehigh. Order from left to right (Taurus head at Assouline Publishing, collection of toys at Smart Design, Joan of Arc at Margaret Evangeline’s Studio).

OXO Wall of Gloves

OXO makes well-designed, affordable, and convenient housewares. The company, founded in 1990, is “dedicated to providing innovative consumer products that make everyday living easier.” Today they offer more than 850 products that are sold in prominent retail stores like Bed, Bath and Beyond, Target and Williams-Sonoma. Their excellence in design has been recognized with over  … Read more

Assouline’s New Waterproof Book: South Pole

South Pole: The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910–1913 (136 pages, 12 fold-outs, 100 illustrations) starkly presents the tragic yet heroic journey of Robert F. Scott and his team in three unique formats: a hardcover trade edition ($45); a hardcover oversize special edition with jacket ($1,050); and an artist’s luxury hand-bound limited edition in extra-large format featuring  … Read more

RXR Restructures Leases For Four Tenants at Starrett-Lehigh

THE REAL DEAL – RXR restructured leases for four tenants in a complicated series of maneuvers at its recently acquired Starrett-Lehigh building, GlobeSt.com reported. The maneuvering was led by music management firm Harry Fox Agency, which terminated its 47,144-square-foot sublease from Tommy Hilfiger USA at Starrett-Lehigh and fled to 36,921 square feet at the Trump  … Read more