Starrett-Lehigh’s Zero Waste Goals

RXR Realty has some exciting waste reduction and diversion goals including: Achieve a portfolio wide landfill diversion rate of 40% by Year End 2019 Achieve a portfolio wide waste reduction of 10% by Year End 2020 (based on the 2019 baseline) We want the Starrett-Lehigh building to be a leader in NYC! To do this we need to reduce  … Read more

Thank you for Joining Us with the Solid Waste Advisory Board

Thank you to those who attended the Solid Waste Advisory Board Community Compost Fundraiser, hosted by Starrett-Lehigh! We hope you enjoyed learning about the future growth of computing in NYC. More information about the event can be found here.

Operation Backpack is Back at Starrett-Lehigh!

Volunteers of America is returning to Starrett-Lehigh this summer for their annual, and continuously successful, Operation Backpack®! Operation Backpack’s mission is to send every student currently living in a homeless or domestic violence shelter to school with a fully stocked backpack, raising their confidence and equipping them with the supplies needed to succeed in the  … Read more

Building Energy Exchange Visits Starrett-Lehigh

Thank you to the Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) for touring Starrett-Lehigh with our Operations Manager, Mitchell Grant. The tour highlighted the sustainability initiatives the building has implemented on our path to becoming NYC’s greenest building. Highlights included the rooftop garden, resident bee hive, water towers, and peak inside the operational architecture of our 2.3 million  … Read more

The Plastic Bridge Project

Did you donate to Dopper’s water bottle drive? Did you volunteer to clean the bottles at Starrett-Lehigh? Well now is your chance to see the product of your participation! This Saturday, June 23, visit SURE WE CAN in Bushwick to see the Brooklyn Bridge created in plastic. The fun will be 4pm-7pm. The purpose of  … Read more

Brighten a Child’s Birthday with Volunteers of America!

Celebrating birthdays is a normal, happy part of childhood. But for children who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, a birthday party isn’t guaranteed. That’s why Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) started Brightening Birthdays™, a program that plans and celebrates the birthdays of children living in its seven homeless and domestic violence  … Read more

Congratulations to Starrett-Lehigh for Winning a BOMA Pinnacle Award!

The Property Management Team continues to accept and meet challenges offered by BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association), these opportunities help improve our team and the services we deliver to our tenants. Last year the Starrett-Lehigh building was entered in the Earth Category at the BOMA Pinnacle Awards at the local level and we won!  … Read more

New York City’s Building Energy Exchange

This year The Starrett-Lehigh Building embraced the challenge and participated in Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex). The building scored 8 points out of 9, where every point is worth a successful project! Starrett-Lehigh team is working on meeting New York’s ambitious goal set by NYC Carbon challenge and reduce greenhouse emissions by 80% by 2050. BE-Ex  … Read more

Join Operation Backpack as a Corporate Sponsor

Operation Backpack® is a community service of Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) that began over a decade ago as a small grassroots effort to collect school supplies for the 800 children living in VOA-GNY’s homeless shelters. Over time, Operation Backpack® became NYC’s largest back-to-school drive, last year giving new backpacks filled with grade-specific school  … Read more

Thank you to those who Attended Earth Angel Hour 2018!

Thank you to everyone who supported the 4th Annual Earth Angel Hour! We hope you had a fantastic time! Your support means so much to us and goes a long way in advancing the grassroots conservation, sustainable production and energy conservation movements forward. Your contribution helped us to engage over 320 people with a total  … Read more

Dopper is Calling All Volunteers!

For the past two months, Dopper has been collecting single-use plastic bottles for an upcoming project to raise awareness of the huge environmental impact of this specific waste. You can learn more about the campaign here. In short, Dopper collecting 25,000 water bottles and building a replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. This will be a  … Read more