Giving some much needed attention to Northern Brooklyn, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a hearing on Tuesday to calendar a cluster of old factories in Greenpoint. The five buildings, on Kent Street and Greenpoint Avenue between West and Frankling Streets, are being referred to collectively as the Eberhard Faber Historic District. There’s an increased urgency to protect these structures, as Isaac Katan, who’s received attention for his sloppy construction practices, non-contextual buildings, and anti-preservation positions, demolished two neighboring buildings in the past month. The more we know about this guy, the less we like. Check out a couple of the buildings to be calendared on the jump.
Eberhard Faber on LPC Calendar [WPA]