New property website listing: York St.

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  • neat blue dog
    neat blue dog

    It's been a while since they've had a listing or a sale.

  • wifibandit

    Thanks for the heads up neat blue dog!

    I have saved the pictures in an album (for those who prefer not to visit borg sites).



    It would seem this is the last undeveloped lot they have in Brooklyn.

  • darkspilver

    FYI this seems to be getting some media coverage now....

    Jehovah’s Witnesses Put Their Last Empty Lot in Brooklyn Up for Sale

    Brownstoner, Thursday, August 31, 2017

    The Jehovah’s Witnesses have been gradually selling off their massive Brooklyn real estate portfolio, and they’ve now put their last empty Brooklyn lot up for sale.

    The triangular shaped parking lot at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge in Dumbo has the potential to become a mixed-use building of 14 stories. Known as 1 York Street or 30 Front Street, it is for sale for an undisclosed sum — and could fetch in the neighborhood of $54 million, or about $300 per buildable square foot — if history is anything to go by.

    Jehovah’s Witnesses list their last development site in Dumbo

    Curbed, Thursday, August 31, 2017

    The property at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge could give rise to a mixed-use building

    The Jehovah’s Witnesses have listed a triangular lot near the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, the group’s last development site in Dumbo. The property at 30 Front Street, or 1 York Street, could accommodate a 14-story mixed-use building.

  • darkspilver

    FYI - apart from the 'parking lot' - the Eagle says that the WT has only three other properties left...

    Jehovah’s Witnesses put massive DUMBO parking lot up for sale

    Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Thursday, August 31, 2017

    The end approaches for Watchtower properties in Brooklyn

    The Watchtower is selling its massive parking lot at 1 York St., a prime site just north of the Brooklyn Bridge, in DUMBO. The property is the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ last site in DUMBO, though the religious organization still owns several properties in Brooklyn Heights.

    Watchtower property in Brooklyn not yet sold

    - 80 Willow St. in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, a 3-story, 11-unit residence.

    - A 2-story carriage house 86 Willow St., in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, with two residential units.

    - The Watchtower has listed “The Towers,” at 21 Clark St., called an “architectural gem” in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. The 16-story building was formerly the Leverich Towers Hotel, one of Brooklyn Heights’ grand hotels dating back to 1927. The Watchtower purchased it in 1975 for $1.99 million, Finance Department records show, then remodeled it to serve as a residence and dining room.

    The WT website for The Towers at 21 Clark Street is:

  • stillin

    I would bet that Brooklyn will welcome the tax revenues. Or, maybe the Scientologists will buy it.

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