A good start.
One of the beautiful things about this designation – if it happens – is that provides a balance to the neighboring Greenpoint Historic District. The Eberhard Factory factory, along with the dozens of other factories, shipyards, refineries, etc. throughout Greenpoint provided the capital that paid the salaries of the managers who lived in what is now the Greenpoint Historic District.
Workers’ housing is woefully underrepresented when it comes to Landmarks designations – but in Greenpoint we have the Astral Apartments, an apartment building constructed by Charles Pratt as worker housing, and an individual Landmark.