Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Watchtower Denies Brooklyn Heights' Bossert Sold, But Levine Pays a Little Visit

Monday Brownstoner received a tip that the Bossert Hotel -- "Brooklyn's Waldorf Astoria" -- at 98 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights has been sold for $90 million.

But Tuesday Richard Devine, a spokesperson for the Watchtower organization (also known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses), was "emphatic" when he told the Brooklyn Eagle, “The Bossert has not been sold.”

He said that Brownstoner never called him about the sale. (NOTE: Read Brownstoner's comment below.)

But wait: When the Eagle called Robert Levine of RAL Development Services, said to be the purchaser of the hotel, a receptionist told the Eagle that Levine “is at the Bossert now.”

The tale grows tangled ...

The Grand Foyer of the hotel is still on this weekend's Brooklyn Heights House Tour.

- Brooklyn's Bossert Hotel Reported Sold
- Brooklyn Heights House Tour This Saturday
- Watchtower's Hotel Bossert -- Brooklyn's 'Waldorf Astoria' -- Up For Sale
- Watchtower Continues to Sell Its Heights Property

Photo by MK Metz


Brownstoner said...

FWIW, we left messages for the two brokers on the deal, Frank Decarlo and Dan Rice. Neither got back to us.

Anonymous said...

this doesnt matter either---the buyer is anyone BUT YOU!!!!