The Supreme Court has spoken

This morning, the Supreme Court denied a writ of certiorari to Tuck-It-Away and the Singhs, the last parties opposing the Manhattanville expansion scheme, meaning that they will not be considering the case (official court order list from 12/13 here). This formally ends any possible legal opposition to New York State’s use of eminent domain, and that construction will proceed on the new campus. The Blue & White interviewed Nick Sprayregen, owner of Tuck-It-Away, over the summer, while he was in the process of appealing to the Supreme Court. He said then that he thought his building would be demolished within a year of the court’s decision. (Spec)

In other news from the Expansion Bureau, Wal-Mart’s third attempt to make a move into New York City has been delayed until January, when a room large enough can be found to accommodate all the local business owners who want a say in the decision. (NYTimes)

Forget WikiLeaks, Gawker was hacked yesterday. (Gothamist)

Really! WikiLeaks is soon to be supplanted by Openleaks, a site designed by Julian Assange’s second-in-command. (BBC)

Regarding a different kind of storytelling, Tovah Klein, the head of Barnard’s Center for Toddler Development argues that story time is for fun, not for impressing your friends at dinner parties with your baby’s mad reading skills. In Defense of Kids! (Huffington Post)

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