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
Owners of the successful Comodo in Soho are opening another Latin American outpost on Dekalb in Fort Greene, to be called Colonia Verde. Felipe Donnelly and William Osborne are taking over the former Kif space at 219 Dekalb near Adelphi Street. Their vision is a communal, family-style restaurant with cuisine from various parts of Latin […]
Park Slope 370 8th Street Broker: Corcoran Price: $2,299,000 Sunday 2:30 – 3:30 GMAP Bed Stuy 84 Lexington Avenue Broker: Corcoran Price: $2,250,000 Sunday 2:00 – 3:00 GMAP Bushwick 1001 Halsey Street Broker: Corcoran Price: $849,000 Sunday 1:30 – 2:30 GMAP Bed Stuy 383 Jefferson Avenue Broker: Corcoran Price: $749,000 Sunday 12:00 – 1:30 GMAP
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Remember the neighbors who were keen to protect the green space on the interior of their block from encroachment by a proposed rear addition at 115 Lincoln Place, above? Well, after the local community board nixed the proposal, the Landmarks Preservation Commission decided it didn’t care for it either, reported The Brooklyn Eagle. LPC asked […]
Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City. For our purposes, the term “contemporary” in relation to home design is a broad term used to describe anything that can’t really be considered mid-century modern but is not cutting-edge […]