The three-story building at 74 Kent St. is next to Kickstarter's HQ near the Greenpoint waterfront.
Stephen Pierson, running for the 33rd District City Council seat, said he'll go to court if elected.
Organizers hope to open a 100,000-square-foot space with help from Greenpoint's $19M environmental funds.
Some artists are giving up on the Commercial Street space that Newtown Creek flooded during Sandy.
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