A new laboratory building is officially in the works at Rockefeller University after being approved by the New York City Council last month. The two-story, 160,000 square foot building over the FDR Drive will accommodate about 26 labs and 440 scientists. Priced at $240 million, the new lab space will feature a landscaped green roof with two glass pavilions, one for offices and a second to house a cafeteria.
Stony Brook University recently received $60 million in new funding to build a state-of-the-art Innovation and Discovery Center on its Research and Development Park campus. The center will include 200,000 square feet of new lab space at Stony Brook University as well as office space for startup businesses. The new funding comes from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s START-UP NY initiative, which aims to give businesses tax breaks to start up, relocate, or add new locations in New York by working with New York public and private universities.