Hare Krishna’s Brooklyn Headquarters Up For Sale

Brooklyn's Hare Krishna Headquarters Up For Sale

Just a few weeks ago, we learned that the Watchtower Society, a.k.a. the Jehovah Witnesses, had sold a massive five-building complex to The Kushner Companies for a cool $375 million dollars and last week, developers announced they’d be converting the shuttered St. Mark’s Church in Bushwick into a 99-unit apartment building.

Well, it looks like yet another religious organization is looking to follow in both their footsteps.

The Real Deal reports that the Brooklyn-based, U.S. headquarters for The International Society for Krishna Consciousness has been put on the market. The 187,000 square foot space is being sold to the tune of $60 million dollars.

This is not the first time the organization, which was founded in New York City in 1966, has moved their headquarters. In 1968, the Krishnas left a space at 26 Second Avenue in Manhattan, heading to Brooklyn’s 305 Schermerhorn Street in 1983.

These days, the Society is eyeing Queens and although they’re unwilling to share which neighborhoods they’re looking in, their real estate agent told DNAinfo that they’d like to build a new headquarters in the borough from the ground up.

Anyone interested in buying up the old space, which is located near the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. (A/C/G) and Nevins Street (2/3/4/5) stations, can contact Eastern Consolidated for more information.

Until then, head to the Delancey/Essex station to catch live Hare Krishna performances every Friday. If they’re dealing with Brooklyn real estate, then they need all the support they can get.

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