Author Archives: Rob Walker

The Pencil Factory: An Oral History

  According to New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, the six-story art deco building at 47–61 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn was built in 1924 for the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. The firm had several buildings in the neighborhood dating as far back as 1872, when it had moved production across the East River, after...