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Brooklyn is Ours!

Is it so wrong that we can’t help but feeling a tinge of J-Pride knowing that the Tribe can once again go back to calling itself "the only game in town", with the Jehovah’s Witnesses reportedly moving out of their … Read More

By / February 25, 2010

Is it so wrong that we can’t help but feeling a tinge of J-Pride knowing that the Tribe can once again go back to calling itself "the only game in town", with the Jehovah’s Witnesses reportedly moving out of their "Watchtower" building that we all see when riding our bikes over the Manhattan Bridge. While there aren’t any reports if the heads of any of the hasidic sects that call the borough home really care that they don’t have to share their home turf with the religion best known for going door-to-door, and staring at you blankly as they try to hand you a pamphlet as you get off the train, we at Jewcy are psyched that we can once again call Brooklyn The Jewiest place on Earth. Just in case your curious, the Witnesses are looking to unload a ton of real estate that includes:

360 Furman St. – a 14-story building which sold in 2004 for $205 million and is currently being redeveloped as the all-luxury, waterfront One Brooklyn Bridge Park.

67 Livingston St. – a 26-story tower which went for $18.6 million in 2006.

89 Hicks St. – which was sold to the Brooklyn Law School in 2006 for $14 million.

169 Columbia Heights – also known as the Standish Arms, this swanky 12-story building was sold for $50 million in late 2007.

The Bossert Hotel – the crown jewel of the Witnesses’ real-estate holdings, this Montague Street tower remains on the block after a reported buyer backed away from the deal in 2008.

(Real Estate via Via Brooklyn Paper)