If you were made King (or Queen) of the World and were asked to choose between either the 195,000 acres that make up NYC, or195,000 acres of empty and undeveloped land containing forests, mountains, rivers, desert, plains and maybe even some ocean, and all that comes along with each, which would you choose? And why?
By the way, that’s 8.5 billion square feet.
I’m wondering as in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I’m hearing lots of reporting on the destruction left in its wake and the stories are mostly regarding economic impact and insurance issues and loss, being that the storm hit some “of the most valuable parts” of the country is how one reporter put it. And that got me curious. It goes without saying we’d have an awfully hectic and breakneck lifestyle and pressing priorities out the yin-yang associated with choosing the NYC acreage, no? I mean in order to protect its value?
But would you go for that particular 195,000 acres or would you prefer the empty and undeveloped land? And why?
If you do choose New York City I wish you the best of luck with its stewardship, it’s quite the behemoth. But other than maybe a lean-to, I plan on doing nothing with mine.