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The “Martians” Are Coming! Matt Damon Touches Down in Brooklyn Heights

Last summer Brownstoner reported Actor/Producer, Matt Damon was in contract at The Standish on Columbia Heights for over $16.6 million. The deal has been widely-reported as the largest residential sale in Brooklyn to date. Now, it appears the Oscar and Golden Globe winning “Martian,” his wife, Luciana Barroso and their children have finally landed at the 6,218 […]

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Kushner Cos. Drop Out of Watchtower Deal

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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Watchtower Headquarters Complex Sold; Office Development Planned

The Eagle reports that a joint venture, including Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’s company and two others, has closed on the purchase of the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ headquarters complex, for a reported sum of $340 million. The buyers intend to “turn it into an office campus.”

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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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Watchtower Headquarters Complex Eyed By Major Office Developers

Despite the assertion, which we noted earlier, by David Lombino of Two Trees, that “There is only one possible use” of the Watchtower headquarters buildings (photo), “and that’s luxury condominiums”, The Real Deal, citing BloombergBusiness, notes that major Manhattan office developers have expressed interest in the property. Among those are Vornado Realty Trust and Silverstein […]

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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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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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All Along No Watchtower

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have been steadily moving out of town for several years, though the continued drop-in visits by would-be converters has had many asking, “Are they going or what?” Well, with the Watchtower signs now gone, it looks like they’re really nearly almost gone. So the future of your immortal soul is now in […]

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Crane Blocks Columbia Heights For 40 Minutes

A tipster sent in these photos of a crane lift at the building being renovated at 183 Columbia Heights.

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