The blog New York Shitty noticed what appears to be unpermitted construction and a stop work order at 74 Kent Street, one of the iconic, landmarked Eberhard Faber Pencil Company factory buildings in Greenpoint. The brick, German Renaissance Revival-style factory was built around 1904 or 1908 and sports the Eberhard star logo, according to the LPC designation report. The stop work order was issued Dec. 19 for metal studs installed on the roof without a permit. Just the day before, the building owners had requested a variance from Community Board One to turn the factory into residential apartments with a penthouse. A later update to the blog post noted the metal studs might have been put in place to give Landmarks an idea of the visibility of the proposed penthouse.
Now at 74 Kent Street: A Stop Work Order [NYS] GMAP
Photo by Landmarks Preservation Commission
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