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Kickstarter’s New HQ Will Be a Gutted Greenpoint Pencil Factory [UPDATED]

New digs. (Photo: Brownstoner)

No more nomadic roaming for Kickstarter: the 40-employee company is putting down roots with the purchase of what the New York Post dubs “a ruin”—the landmarked husk of a Greenpoint pencil factory. Oh, to be Lena Dunham and have the appropriate generation-defining wisecrack for this situation!

CEO Perry Chen informed the community board back in June that, “We are hoping to stay at 58 Kent [Street] forever—to be our permanent headquarters.” What is this “permanent” of which you speak? Whatever happened to pulling up stakes with every addition of 15 employees?   Read More