Iconic Jehovah’s Witnesses Watchtower Sign Is Gone — Guess What Will Replace It
Out with the old, in with the new. The iconic lit-up red Watchtower sign, a landmark in Brooklyn Heights for almost 50 years, is no more. The massive letters came down on Wednesday, although the framework for the sign remains.
This move-in ready four-story Brooklyn Heights townhouse has an offbeat configuration and an interesting pedigree. At 45 State Street, it once had dual storefronts and a pair of adjoining stables on the ground floor, with residences above.
Historic preservationists, this one’s not for you. It’s an unabashedly, radically contemporary townhouse transformation, masterminded by SGVA (Shakespeare, Gordon, Vlado Architects) for a family of New Zealand transplants.
Like the snowflakes that may fall on us tomorrow, no two of our open house picks are alike. There’s a grand Bed Stuy brownstone in need of an overhaul, a landmarked Crown Heights house that’s newly renovated, a rental property in Bed Stuy that awaits vision and a condo-sized brick house in Windsor Terrace that’s move-in ready.
The 27-year-old suspect in the Times Square pipe bombing is from Brooklyn. Police plan to search his home, whose location and neighborhood have not been revealed. During a press conference this morning, Police Commissioner James O’Neill said the suspect has been identified as Akayed Ullah.
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