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https://gothamist.com/news/inside-the-lost-jehovahs-witnesses-tunnels-under-brooklyn-heights I thought this article was quite interesting and slightly funny too :- "It was a little creepy" in the tunnels, Gregory Hall, "I've heard of some real strange things that happened down there" in the tunnels, Hall said, without going into detail. He did recall seeing "chain-link cages that they had their offices in. It felt weird. It was not real comfortable." Since the tunnels were largely secluded, some elders reportedly saw them as an opportunity to corner members away from the rest of the community. Once, Hall said, an older JW man took him into the tunnels, then started talking to him about masturbation. (In a recently released video entitled "Pillowgate," two JW leaders are shown inveighing against masturbation; Hall said the Witnesses are infuriated about the video and are searching for a mole they believe leaked it.) [I thought] 'I don't even know you, I feel creepy down here, and you're bringing that up to me?'" Hall recalled. "When those doors closed down in those areas, I didn't feel comfortable. Some of those guys, they lose touch with reality." Read the whole article if you have time
Guest posted a topic in Jehovah’s Witnesses's TopicsUnder Brooklyn Heights, beneath the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ rich portfolio of borough real estate, there is a private pedestrian walkway, a series of four subterranean tunnels connecting several of the properties. The tunnels, which respectively lie under Orange Street, Columbia Heights and Willow Street, are allowed under a 10-year contract with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. Beyond functioning as convenient interconnecting passageways between a few of the Watchtower Society properties, some of the tunnels are also used for utility services. The passageways are far different from the pictures imagined by urban myth and the neighborhood’s speculation, appearing more like hospital hallways than haunted houses, with linoleum flooring, fluorescent lights and light-colored walls, according to one image published in the New York Times. With the buildings’ future ownership pending, however, the tunnels may soon close forever. Under new management, city fees and agreements that allow the passages to remain open would need to be rediscussed, and it is likely that new owners would not have use for the tunnels. In the case of a residential conversion, they would pose a security risk and no obvious added convenience, both the Times and the Eagle speculated. Source: http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2016/03/jehovahs-witnesses-watchtower-tunnels-dumbo-brookly/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook