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Watchtower Puts Towers Hotel On Market

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 […]

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Watchtower Puts Residential Building At 107 Columbia Heights On Block

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 […]

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Good-bye, Witnesses; Hello, Luxury Condos

“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 […]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Put Up Three More Buildings For Sale

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 […]

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Summer Has Come And Gone: Hotel Bossert Yet to Re-Open

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 […]

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Brooklyn Eagle Video Asks: Which Brooklyn Heights Properties Will The Watchtower Sell Next?

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.

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The Brooklyn Eagle Reports On The Watchtower’s Underground Tunnels

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 […]

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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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Watchtower Tight Lipped About Brooklyn Bethel Exit Timetable

As Jared Kushner closes his deal for several Watchtower properties in DUMBO, the Brooklyn Eagle reports on the group’s plan move their operations upstate. The Jehovah’s Witnesses have been in the Brooklyn Heights area since 1908 and their headquarters here is referred to as “Brooklyn Bethel”. Brooklyn Eagle: The Brooklyn market is “super-hot” and “competition […]

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Update: Brooklyn Heights’ Montague Street Remains Rousing Retail Success Story

In May 2012, BHB wrote about an appreciable renaissance taking place along the Montague Street retail corridor, during which a dozen new businesses moved in along the avenue over the year preceding. Another snapshot of Brooklyn Heights “Main Street” this week reveals that Montague remains a bustling success story, with restaurants, spas, bodegas, bakeries and […]

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