Developer wants one million dollars for Roger That Garden lot

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Save Roger That…start buying scratch-off tickets. Photo by Emily-Bell Dinan

If anyone has a rich eccentric uncle trying to spend all of his money before he dies, you might want to hit him up now, because the owner of the lot where Crown Heights’ Roger That Garden sits has put a price on what it will cost to buy the lot from him: one million dollars, according to the New York Post. Which is a lot of money, but to be fair, Steve Billings of TYC Realty paid a $10 to buy the property, and a man needs to make his money back in this crazy go go world of ours.

In case you wanted to go back and look, let us save you the trouble and reiterate that yes, according to the Post, TYC Realty is asking for $1,000,000 for the lot on Rogers Avenue and Sterling Place. Garden founder Emily-Bell Dinan, last seen dealing with workers putting a construction fence around the garden, called TYC’s demand “despicable,” mostly owing to the fact that volunteers and neighborhood members were the ones who got the lot’s abandoned  hardware store demolished and TYC rejected Roger That’s offer of $15,000 for the land.

For those scoring at home though, going from $10 to $15,000 is only a 149,900% return on your investment, while going from $10 t0 one million dollars is a a 9,999,900% ROI. So, you know, what would you take? Without the million bucks, Billings and TYC Realty have told Roger That they’ll have to vacate the property by September, but maybe we can all stop that by refusing to turn our calendars past August 31.

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