Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Witnesses Sell Leverich Towers, a Brooklyn Halloween

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    Private-Equity Firm Buys Jehovah’s Witnesses’ 21 Clark Street for $200 Million, Plans Senior Housing

    One type of very expensive housing that’s hard to find in prime Brooklyn: Assisted living. A private-equity firm has purchased one of the last Jehovah’s Witnesses’ properties, 21 Clark Street, and plans to turn it into a senior residence.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Bed Stuy at 5 Arlington Place

    Revamped Arlington Place Renaissance Revival Stunner Asks $3.5 Million

    This Bed Stuy brownstone offers numerous points of distinction. At 5 Arlington Place, it dates to circa 1887, built in the Renaissance Revival style by the prominent 19th century architect George P. Chappell. It’s next door to the “Crooklyn” house at 7 Arlington, made famous as the family domicile in Spike Lee’s movie (and now a gorgeous bed and breakfast).

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope, Bed Stuy, Fort Greene

    A Greek Revival and Three Other Townhouses to See This Weekend, Starting at $899,000

    Ideally, we’d have a roundup of haunted houses for you this weekend, to match the season, but as far as we know none of our open house picks come complete with ghostly apparitions. They’re a worthy bunch otherwise, though, in a range of styles and conditions — you’ll find them in Fort Greene, Park Slope and Bed Stuy.

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    677 Union Street photo by Susan De Vries. President Trump image via Google Maps

    What’s President Trump Doing at Paul Manafort’s Carroll Gardens Address?

    Like many of you, we have been spending our day with bleary eyes locked on the news regarding former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. At the center of his federal indictment, released this morning, is a brownstone he owns at 377 Union Street in Carroll Gardens that is part of larger charges of money laundering. Since the announcement, though, a curious thing has occurred: When you look up Manafort’s home on Google Maps, what you get is not the typical street view but a photo of President Trump in the Oval Office.

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    Photo by Susan De Vries

    Brooklynites Commit to a Spirited Halloween (Photos)

    It finally felt like an autumn evening last night, with a chill in the air and the crunch of leaves underfoot, just in time for Halloween. Costumed candy consumers of all ages roamed the streets of Brooklyn enjoying traditional trick-or-treating or joining in one of the many spooky-themed events all over the borough.

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