And Then There Were Two
Written by Bwog Staff
The New York Times is reporting this morning that Anne Whitman, who up until very recently was one of three Manhattanville landowners who refused to sell to Columbia, has decided to throw in the proverbial towel and has agreed to turn over her land to Columbia. In exchange for selling the property currently home to her moving storage company (now located on 129th/130th on B’Way), Whitman will receive a stretch of property in Washington Heights, which Bwog hears is quite lovely.
A few years ago, Whitman had the following to say when CU offered her $4 million: “‘No way Columbia is going to steal this property right out from underneath me. Remember that man who stood in front of the tank at Tiananmen Square? That’s me.'”
Which, of course, didn’t turn out to be quite true — probably-unintended anti-Communist implications non-withstanding.
Nonetheless, that leaves just Nick Sprayregen and a conspicuously unnamed family as the only two landowners resisting the charms (re: money) of PrezBo.