Sunday, April 29, 2007

Jehovah's Witnesses Getting Outa Dodge?

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is selling six Brooklyn Heights properties, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported this week. Three of the buildings — 169 , 283 and 161 Columbia Heights — are being sold as a group; the other three — 165 Columbia Heights, 105 Willow Street and 34 Orange Street — are available individually.

And, according to the SkyscraperPage, the JWs have abandoned their plans to build a Watchtower complex at 85 Jay Street in Dumbo: "The Watchtower Society has decided not to build the complex, instead continuing the gradual transfer of its facilities to upstate New York."

UPDATE: According to the Brooklyn Eagle's May 2nd paper, not yet online, the Jehovah's Witnesses deny the Skyscraper story, saying they have NOT abandoned Dumbo. More later.

UPDATE UPDATE: The Eagle story is online
: Richard Devine, a spokesperson for the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society (Jehovah’s Witnesses), denied there was any truth to the rumor. Story here.

3 comments:

Fantasio said...

Hello, Have you got any updated informations about Jehovah's witnesses'buildings ?

Thanx

mcbrooklyn said...

On March 28, the Brooklyn Heights Blog reported that the Watchtower would soon announce plans to sell the Standish Arms Hotel on Columbia Heights. Here's the link: http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/982

On May 12, the Brooklyn Paper had an update: http://www.brooklynpaper.com/
stories/30/19/30_
19jehovahsrealestate.html

Don't miss Curb's take: http://www.curbed.com/archives/
categories/brooklyn_dumbo_
brooklyn_heights.php?page=2

Fantasio said...

Thanx a lot,

I'm gonna check those websites !