The Brooklyn Eagle sheds some light on the realities of the Watchtower’s planned move out of Brooklyn Heights to upstate Warwick, N.Y. A spokesperson for the group says the move won’t happen “anytime soon” as they’re still waiting for approval to construct more buildings.
One interesting passage closes the piece by Linda Collins regarding the group’s involvement in their rural community:
Brooklyn Eagle: The organization is also known for helping its surrounding neighborhood, which included building a park in Brooklyn.
The Times Herald-Record reported that in the Ulster County town of Shawangunk, where the Witnesses have property in the hamlet of Wallkill, they helped the town demolish and rebuild its town hall.
The organization has its printing facilities in Wallkill as well as a farm.
“We do beef farming for the table and also fruits and vegetables that grow well up there,” Devine said.