New Video From Jehovah’s Witnesses Offers Glimpse Into Their Future Plans And DUMBO Deal With Jared Kushner

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have posted a video explaining their move from Brooklyn Heights to Warwick, New York. Also featured in the clip is real estate mogul Jared Kushner who purchased several Watchtower properties in DUMBO with an eye towards creating a hub for Brooklyn based tech companies.

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  • Christian Sparlock Freedom

    Well informed people are critical of their
    manipulative leadership . That use easily
    identifiable propaganda and mind control techniques to
    leach the time and resources of its members.
    For its own selfish reasons .

    JW leadership are false doomsday prophets. Proven
    so by history and their own writings.

    JW leaderships false inaccurate interpretation
    of scripture has resulted in many thousands
    of DEATHS of men, women and babies .Do to
    their ban on life saving blood transfusions.

    No qualified accredited bible scholar agrees with it.

    They have used misquotes and lies in their publications
    thinking no one would find them out .They even
    had to pull from publication their “Trinity”
    brochure for scholastic dishonesty .

    Their unbiblical application of shunning has


    Caused thousands of suicides and resulted in mental ,
    emotional and spiritual trauma .

    Any kindness JWs show for non-witnesses is suspect
    because they are always in recruiting mode .

    Any love shown by members for each other is wholley
    conditional depending on their status in the cult.

    They shun even family members for changing their mind
    about the beliefs of the cult.

    They will shun family for just asking forbidden questions about the pseudo religion .

    For all the latest info on the Witnesses they don’t want you to know

  • Arch Stanton

    God riddance!

  • Heights Observer

    Arch Stanton: I am not a Jehovah’s Witness, but I don’t understand the bitterness often displayed by many on this blog. I have lived in the Heights for thirty years and my doorbell was rung exactly once by them in all the time I have been here. They have never been rude and have always been polite to me with a “good day” whenever I walk my dog. They keep their buildings neat and clean. In addition, unlike other organized religions, they don’t vote or seek to influence politicians to pass laws that benefit their members to the exclusion of the general population (Catholics and Orthodox Jew please take note.) They may keep to themselves, but so do Orthodox Jews so what of it.

    Last I heard, this was a free country and they are as free to practice their religion as you are to criticize them, but just because you can doesn’t mean you should. You sound like a real meanie!

  • Andrew Porter

    Good news! All their remaining properties are being bought by the Moonies and the Scientologists!

  • Arch Stanton

    Oh Lord, it was kind of a joke “God riddance” not bitter at all :) Although, I am glad they are leaving. Sure they may be clean, polite, and benign but they are a religious cult and thus pay no taxes nor return anything meaningful to the community. Considering the large amount or real estate they own here that has an negative impact on the neighborhood. Now we will have a hub of tech companies with much needed jobs, that will benefit the community and the country.

  • P-man

    Most of the buildings they purchased were in deplorable condition. Everything I have read and seen is they have revitalized them and have proven to be model citizens. Who do you think maintains that park by 25 Columbia Heights? I have seen them out there working and cleaning it. As far as being a cult, I am not sure I agree with you as that sounds like what Heights Observer mentions- just misinformation. I suppose if you rely on the internet for your information we can add Elvis is alive, aliens landed in area 51, 9/11 was actually the US and my favorite, we never landed on the moon. Just because it is written, doesn’t make it true. Let them be as they are role models in the community and will be missed. Just my 2 cents.

  • Alex

    Under the glossy surface this group promotes intolerance and hate.

    “Name-Calling” at the 2013 District Convention

  • Alex

    How lives are affected if you don’t follow the Jehovah’s Witness leadership.


  • Lady in the Heights

    I don’t want to be proselytized, ever, by anyone. I hate having them in the neighborhood. They are creepy, cult-like, and what is up with the short-sleeved dress shirts on the men?

    I have lived in two buildings where they preyed on the doormen and continually left brochures on the front desk even when they were asked not to (I happily dumped it in the garbage whenever I saw it). I have been approached more times than I can count in the last 15 years in BH, I will admit they keep their properties and the sidewalks very clean. That is about the best I can come up with. Good riddance!

  • Arch Stanton

    No, my opinion is based on 50 years of living here in Brooklyn Heights. I have known several JWs personally, I have met many others and have numerous interactions with them over the years.

    It is funny that you use the fanciful nonsense of conspiracy theories to mock me, when in fact it is the Jo-hos who believe in fanciful nonsense. “The world is soon coming to an end and only 144 thousand Jehovahs Witnesses will be saved” How does believing in that foolishness make them “role models in the community”?

  • Pesobill

    Thank you Heights Observer ! Many non witnesses enjoy the Witnesses and the deportment they show with neighbors .
    The sour grapes we see posting are just as their post appear , sad , negative ,mindless and biased ….

  • Pesobill

    Clueless alert , clueless alert .. Perhaps you are thinking of Mormons ?? Get a clue ….

  • Pesobill

    Pffffft …

  • Arch Stanton

    What’s the matter? It sounds like you ran out of hot air….

  • Alex

    Labeling people with terms like ” sad , negative ,mindless and biased” make work in your Kingdom Hall meetings but they don’t work in the real world.

  • Alex

    Jehovah’s Witness 1975 testimonies.

  • Alex

    God’s Word Is Truth/Shun Your Family

  • Rising

    Just as I thought so!

  • Barb

    LOL!!. G-d forbid!!!!!


  • JM

    Ephesians 4:14-16 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. – NIV

  • Arch Stanton

    You can believe in all that hearsay and spend you life slaving for the elders, making them rich. To me you look like a fool and the bible is just an old work of fiction.

  • JM

    As long as the Elders follow the healthful teaching that is in accord with what the bible teaches, I will humbly submit to their direction. I do not wish to quarrel. I do wish we could find some common ground. But I would most likely not be able to change your mind. And you are certainly not changing mine. Irregardless, peace be with you

  • Alex

    “As long as the Elders follow the healthful teaching that is in accord with what the bible teaches”~JM

    What JM is saying here is the Elders must follow the teachings of the 8 members of the Governing Body via their Watchtower publications.

    There is a big difference and the Watchtower and the Jehovah’s Witness religion could not survive without their own paraphrase of the Societies teachings.

  • Alex

    (Looks like JM must have got scared that the Elders or the Governing Body member may see that he spoke is mind).

  • Alex

    Listen to this hate speech from the 2013 JW district convention.
    2013 JW Convention – Human Apostates

  • Alex

    Check the Name Calling JW talk above a couple of posts.

  • Alex

    JWs Remove Preacher From Convention

  • Alex

    Get to know your religious high control sect leaders below:

  • Alex

    “Feeding many from the hands of few”~The Watchtower
    That’s a nice way of saying cult leadership style of control.

  • Alex

    So complicated, so unbiblical and so many long explainations (without scriptural references) to convince 7 million people that 8 people need to control their lives. :(