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Old 07-30-2020, 11:17 AM   #1
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Whitney Property for sale

Anyone got $180 million to spend? For 36,000 acres your looking at $5,000 an acre. Hopefully it doesn't get sold off and subdivided by a developer. This land is the missing link for some long distance canoe trips. Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

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Old 07-30-2020, 12:19 PM   #2
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Old 07-30-2020, 05:34 PM   #3
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I hope Jack Ma or some other private buyer gets this. If it ends up with the state, they will take my money to buy it (and I don't really want it). And they will destroy the beautiful, historic buildings, open it to the public, and let it become a mud pit.
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Old 07-30-2020, 07:31 PM   #4
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I hope Jack Ma or some other private buyer gets this. If it ends up with the state, they will take my money to buy it (and I don't really want it). And they will destroy the beautiful, historic buildings, open it to the public, and let it become a mud pit.
You really need to leave this state.
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Old 07-30-2020, 08:10 PM   #5
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You really need to leave this state.
Love the Adirondacks too much right now to leave. Hiking, climbing rock and ice, backcountry skiing.

But the bigger part of my family is in Florida, and that's probably the future, maybe in ten years when I'm 75. By then, the Cuomo dynasty will have totally destroyed NY, and it will be time to leave.
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Old 07-30-2020, 08:52 PM   #6
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Love the Adirondacks too much right now to leave. Hiking, climbing rock and ice, backcountry skiing.

But the bigger part of my family is in Florida, and that's probably the future, maybe in ten years when I'm 75. By then, the Cuomo dynasty will have totally destroyed NY, and it will be time to leave.
I don't want to get into the politics, but if you think a Chinese national (and I'm not being racist here, I have nothing against China or the Chinese as a whole) would be better suited to the land than the people of this state, then you really have a problem with democracy and true freedom, not with the Governor.

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Old 07-30-2020, 11:36 PM   #7
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Love the Adirondacks too much right now to leave. Hiking, climbing rock and ice, backcountry skiing.

But the bigger part of my family is in Florida, and that's probably the future, maybe in ten years when I'm 75. By then, the Cuomo dynasty will have totally destroyed NY, and it will be time to leave.
I hope you find peace in Florida and enjoy yourself there. Best of luck.
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Old 07-30-2020, 08:00 PM   #8
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I hope Jack Ma or some other private buyer gets this. If it ends up with the state, they will take my money to buy it (and I don't really want it). And they will destroy the beautiful, historic buildings, open it to the public, and let it become a mud pit.
I'm not a New Yorker, but spread out across all the private and corporate tax payers it doesn't seem like it would cost one individual a lot for a lot of opened up recreational possibilities. If I lived in NY, I'd say buy it for sure!
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Old 08-10-2020, 04:31 PM   #9
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I hope Jack Ma or some other private buyer gets this. If it ends up with the state, they will take my money to buy it (and I don't really want it). And they will destroy the beautiful, historic buildings, open it to the public, and let it become a mud pit.
Yes, but even you will allowed in!
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:59 PM   #10
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And you as well! Maybe you and I will be the only ones in there practicing LNT.
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Old 07-30-2020, 07:33 PM   #11
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Anyone got $180 million to spend? For 36,000 acres your looking at $5,000 an acre. Hopefully it doesn't get sold off and subdivided by a developer. This land is the missing link for some long distance canoe trips. Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

https://www.mansionglobal.com/articl...million-141618
Looks like her (much junior) husband didn't love it as much as she did
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Old 07-30-2020, 09:04 PM   #12
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I'd like one of the guide boats please.
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Old 07-30-2020, 09:09 PM   #13
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PS If the state DID buy - I'd be happy if Jack Ma came and used it as the rest of us plebeians would.
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Old 07-30-2020, 09:40 PM   #14
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$3B Bond Act on hold as of today, so who knows what the EPF will look like, which typically pays for land acquisitions in the Adirondacks. A more likely scenario would be a private buyer for the buildings, and the state acquiring the land via OSI, TNC, or both. Would love to see the 1800's trapper's cabin.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:21 AM   #15
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$3B Bond Act on hold as of today, so who knows what the EPF will look like, which typically pays for land acquisitions in the Adirondacks. A more likely scenario would be a private buyer for the buildings, and the state acquiring the land via OSI, TNC, or both. Would love to see the 1800's trapper's cabin.
This sounds like a reasonable compromise to me. I have zero interest in the buildings. If the cabin has real historic or educational value it should be packed up and moved to the museum.

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Old 07-31-2020, 08:03 AM   #16
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The state is broke but it has not stopped it from reckless spending. Recent press releases in my area shows the DEC purchased a $16,400 ROW across 2800’ of private land. What the press release didn’t tell the readers, is, the reason for purchasing this ROW is to build a million dollar (?) Bridge for the snowmobilers. Just wait and see, all this bridge access is going to do is open this easement land up to illegal ATV traffic.

NYS has not proven they are able to properly manage the land and easements they already have. They should do that before purchasing more property.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:27 AM   #17
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Hendrickson has been quoted that he specifically wants a private buyer, NOT NYS, to purchase the property. Both he and Mary Lou were devastated by the destruction of the LTL Brook trout. So the individuals that succeeded in advancing their personal vendettas have ruined the chance for all future visitors to experience Little Forked and Slim Pond.
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:29 AM   #18
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Hendrickson has been quoted that he specifically wants a private buyer, NOT NYS, to purchase the property. Both he and Mary Lou were devastated by the destruction of the LTL Brook trout. So the individuals that succeeded in advancing their personal vendettas have ruined the chance for all future visitors to experience Little Forked and Slim Pond.
Lol. Didn't they want to put a hotel and cabins on the lake before the state bought it?


This Hendrickson guy is a complete slimebag. He has no vested interest in anything to do with that land except to make money off it.

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Old 08-02-2020, 09:24 AM   #19
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Wht couldn't a private entity buy it and open some of the land up for quality outdoor recreation? Pay to play for day use and camping. Also, pay a deposit - if you don't follow their rules, like leaving campsites full of trash, you don't get the deposit back. Also, the owner could get fees from non-residents. That doesn't happen on state owned lands. The owners could regulate the number of users on a given day, which would help keep impacts to a minimum. All improvements would have to be reviewed and approved by the APA, so environmental impact should be kept to an acceptable level. There would be no tax burden for NYS residents. The town wouldn't lose those property taxes. There would be sales tax and property tax revenue. Seems like it's doable if the owner was inclined for that type of venture
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:58 AM   #20
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