The Watchtower Society may have all but divested itself of its waterfront Brooklyn holdings, but those seeking their own personal watch tower in the sky need not convert to get it—One Brooklyn Bridge Park, at 360 Furman Street in Brooklyn Heights, has re-listed its 14th-floor penthouse, and it can be all yours for just $5.5 million.
The unit has been on the market on and off since 2007, said broker Penelope Stipanovich at MNS, who has the listing, and the price was just cut from $7.25 million.
End times are near for the Jehovah’s Witnesses… as the largest landlords in Brooklyn Heights, that is. The charming, historic townhouse at 105 Willow Street—one of the religious group’s many charming, historic neighborhood properties—has sold for $3.3 million, city records show.
We’d say God must be smiling down upon the Watchtower properties, with this sale Read More
Robert Knakal has long had a simple philosophy about selling real estate.
The way he sees it, there are approximately a million buildings in the city, and the broker that gets to sell any one among the multitude that will hit the auctioning block at a given moment is, sometimes, simply the person who happens to pitch their services to the right seller at the right time.
Tales of Investment Sales
Whether it’s Armageddon or soaring property values, the Jehovah’s Witnesses have decided to get the hell out of Brooklyn, and they are one property closer to cutting all Earthly ties to their home of a century. An adorable carriage house at 165 Columbia Heights was sold for $4.1 million, city records show.
Brobos and Gods
Sugar Hill Capital Partners has purchased 50 Orange Street in Brooklyn Heights for $7.1 million from the Jehovah’s Witness-operated Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, brokers have revealed.
Brobos and Gods
That shutter coursing through Brooklyn Heights today? It was the seismic news that the Jehovah’s Witnesses had finally sold one of their many coveted properties in the neighborhood. This has been the fate the tony townhouse burg has been waiting decades for, and now that it has begun, things don’t seem that bad.
The Read More
under the bridge
After today’s story on the Watchtower and it’s holdings in Brooklyn Heights, we thought it would be helpful to give you a deeper sense of the residential properties currently on the market in Brooklyn Heights.
In the following slides you can get a look at the properties that are being marketed and sold by Read More
on the waterfront
Something seemed to be missing from the deal to reduce the number of condos at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Observer distinctly remembered there being three development sites in the original plan, and only two were discussed in yesterday’s announcement. We almost made the mistake of reporting that one had been out-and-out banished from the project, but no.
Oh, those entitled Brooklyn Heightsies. They decry the thought of condos lining Brooklyn Bridge Park — thus supporting the new greensward’s ongoing maintenance — because it would block their harbor views. Yet they also do not want to pay new taxes to help fund the park, even though the proposal helped State Senator Read More
One of the biggest debates surrounding the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge Park — besides whether it or the High Line is the city’s nicest new park — is deciding if condos should be built within its boundaries or not. The idea is that the new development will help fund the parks maintenance. Neighbors in Read More