Witnesses Peddling Three Undeveloped Parcels In DUMBO

It appears that Johovah’s Witnesses don’t just own established properties within the boundaries of Brooklyn Heights. Crain’s and The Real Deal report that the religious group has commissioned Cushman & Wakefield to sniff out a buyer for three adjacent undeveloped lots in nearby DUMBO.

The parcels, at 173 and 177 Front Street—both vacant—and 200 Water Street—currently with a warehouse present—comprise 30,463 square feet that can be built up to 150,000 square feet for residential, commercial or hotel developments. All are between Jay and Bridge streets.

This is the first empty land the Witnesses have brought to the market, including the recently sold Bossert Hotel, 183 Columbia Heights and 161 Columbia Heights.

(Photo: The Real Deal)

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  • JP

    I believe it is spelled “Jehovah’s”, not Johovah’s.

  • Andrew Porter

    Wow, Chuck, who knew they own stuff elsewhere? Answer: everyone but you, apparently. I guess you don’t know they also own an enormous dormitory tower behind several square blocks of buildings between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, too?

    That residential tower, btw, was built after their plans to build it on Columbia Heights, on a site in limbo between the BH and Fulton Ferry Landmarked areas, was voted down by the City Council. So sure were they that their plans for that would be approved—despite it blocking the view of the bridge from BH—that they tore down the historic building on the site in preparation. Bad move.