The Brooklyn Eagle reports that The Kushner Cos. have dropped out of a deal to buy 90 Sands St. (photo), a building owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Kushner Cos. has purchased a handful of properties that used to belong to the religious organization. The company, which was headed by Jared Kushner until he stepped away to serve as senior […]
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The Eagle reports that L.A. based real estate investors Hawkins Way Capital have bought 117 Columbia Heights (photo), a Brutalist intrusion, by Ulrich Franzen, into a row of nineteenth century townhouses, three of which were also bought by Hawkins from Watchtower and, like 117, became residences for Witnesses. The sale seems to indicate that the […]
DNA Info reports that the Watchtower Tract & Bible Society, better known as Jehovah’s Witnesses, has put the (forgive my use of an over-used word, but here it does seem appropriate) iconic Towers Hotel building (photo, a “fortuitous find” by reader AEB), at Clark and Willow streets, up for sale. Back in 2006, in BHB’s […]
The Real Deal reports that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are putting another of their Brooklyn Heights properties up for sale: the nine story, presently 161 unit residential building at 107 Columbia Heights, which sits at the southeast corner of Columbia Heights and Cranberry Street. The piece quotes Tucker Reed, of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, as estimating […]
“There is only one possible use, and that’s luxury condominiums.” So proclaimed David Lombino, the director of special projects for Two Trees, in a New York Times story published last weekend and accompanied by stunning photographs of the landscape currently inhabited by the Jehovah’s Witness complex that straddles Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. His conclusion is hardly a surprise, given […]
The Real Deal is reporting that the Jehovah’s Witnesses have three more of their local properties on the market, including their flagship building at 25-30 Columbia Heights. The properties being marketed are a 135,000-square-foot development site at 85 Jay Street in Dumbo, a residential building at 124 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn Heights and Jehovah’s Witnesses’ current […]
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s “Eye on Real Estate” has been following the progress of The Hotel Bossert gut-renovation. The project underway is to include 279 guest rooms and a rooftop restaurant. Back in March they reported the “Waldorf-Astoria of Brooklyn” re-opening had been pushed back to this summer. Yet, here we are one week away […]
The Brooklyn Eagle posted a video today exploring the fate of the remaining Watchtower properties in the Brookyn Heights area. Jared Kushner acquired a chunk of their portfolio last year and reporter Dipti Kumar ponders what the future holds.
Video after the jump.
The Brooklyn Eagle did a little digging around and filed a report on what could happen to the Watchtower’s infamous underground tunnels once they finish selling off their properties in Brooklyn Heights. The organization currently has a deal with the NYC DOT to operate the passageways under Orange Street, Columbia Heights and Willow Street. Brooklyn […]
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. Amazon.com Widgets
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