One of the landmarked Eberhard Pencil Factory buildings in Greenpoint, 74 Kent Street, just hit the market, reps from CPEX Realty tell us. When we asked the price, they said they would get back to us later today.
The late 19th-century red-brick building is three stories tall and 17,485 square feet. It sits on a lot that’s 70.7 feet by 105 feet, according the listing. The owner has tried to convert it to residential or office space a few times, but has always run into trouble with the LPC.
Last time we heard about 74 Kent was in early October, when the LPC was considering an application to alter the front facade, construct a rear extension and excavate the yard behind the building. The headquarters for crowd-funding company Kickstarter are located right next door at 58 Kent and scheduled to open soon.