Donald Trump’s Jewish Son-in-Law To Buy Jehovah’s Witness Building in Brooklyn

Ivanka Trump’s husband and other Jewish real estate developers are reportedly in talks to purchase the Jehovah’s Witnesses world headquarters in Brooklyn.

The 733,000-square-foot building in the trendy Dumbo section of Brooklyn is being sold to Jared Kushner, German Jew Aby Rosen and real estate company LIVWRK for approximately $700 million, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

In addition to being married to Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s daughter, who converted to Judaism, 35-year-old Kushner is the scion of a philanthropy-minded Jewish family from New Jersey and the owner and publisher of the New York Observer.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses building’s large “Watchtower” sign on its roof is something of a New York landmark, visible from the Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

The evangelical Christian group is relocating its operations 60 miles north to Warwick, New York.


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