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Watchtower Sells 67 Remsen Street For $3.25 Million

BHB reported in late July that another property in the Jehovah’s Witnesses real estate portfolio had hit the marketplace: the beautiful five-story, 5,088sf residential brownstone at 67 Remsen Street—which ironically backs up to the organization’s recently sold Bossert Hotel. Brownstoner shares that the Brooklyn Heights building has sold for $3.25M, just a shaving from its […]

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Sunday Sunset: Bossert Boarders Take In The View

A handful of guests at the Bossert Hotel at 98 Montague Street witnessed one of the best views in Brooklyn Heights last Sunday evening, from the soon-to-be former Watchtower property’s 14th-story “Marine Roof” balcony. Check out the sunset they saw below the jump.

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Newly Listed: Jehovah’s Witnesses’ 10-Story Residential 67 Remsen Street

Another Brooklyn Heights property in the Jehovah’s Witnesses real estate portfolio has hit the marketplace. A five-story, 5,088-square-foot residential building at 67 Remsen Street—ironically, abutting the back of organization’s recently sold Bossert Hotel—is asking $3.4M. It features 10 units, a private garden and will be delivered vacant, according to David Schechtman of marketing firm Eastern […]

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Is The Bossert Being Converted Back To The ‘Waldorf Astoria of Brooklyn’?

Consider this a potential game-changer for Brooklyn Heights: The magnificent Bossert at 98 Montague Street, owned & maintained by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, is apparently returning to its original domain as a hotel. Brownstoner reported Tuesday that according to a Public Hearing notice sent out by Community Board Two, a variance application has been filed to […]

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Sold! Watchtower’s Residential 183 Columbia Heights Moves For $6.6M

As expected, a fourth Brooklyn Heights residential property on the market by the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society has sold. BHB reported in late March that 183 Columbia Heights, then asking $7.1 million, was close to contract after attracting 27 offers, according to the building’s listing agent Massey Knakal Realty Services. The Real Deal reported […]

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Sold! Third Of Eight Watchtower Properties In Heights Grabs $3M

The third of eight Brooklyn Heights residential properties on the market by the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society has bid “Amen” to owners Jehovah’s Witnesses. A five-story walk-up apartment building at 161 Columbia Heights sold for $3 million to investment and management firm Sugar Hill Capital Partners. The listing was managed by Massey Knakal Realty […]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Unload Columbia Heights Carriage House—$3M Under Asking

A second building in the Jehovah’s Witnesses Brooklyn Heights real estate collective has sold for $3 million less than its original asking price. Curbed reports that a 4,172-square-foot carriage house at 165 Columbia Heights Street (between Clark and Pierrepont streets), was asking $7.2 million in 2008, and sold for $4.1 million, according to city records. […]

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Watchtower Be Buggin’ Out

The news broke over the weekend that the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society, aka Jehovah’s Witnesses, have placed more of their Brooklyn Heights properties on the block.  This is in addition to the other properties they listed for sale in August.

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Park Funding: Any Ideas?

The conventional wisdom, following the release and acceptance of the report of Bay Area Economics on alternative sources of funding for operating and maintenance expenses of Brooklyn Bridge Park, is that construction of luxury housing and a hotel on portions of the park’s land will be necessary to fund those expenses. The Real Deal: Increasingly, […]

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Hearing on Alternatives to Housing Yields Diverse Responses; What is a “Perched Wetland”?

About fifty people showed up at St. Francis College yesterday evening to speak (and a number of others showed up to listen) about the draft report issued by Bay Area Economics, the consultants hired by the Brooklyn Bridge Park board to evaluate alternatives to luxury housing and a hotel as sources of revenue to defray […]

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