Nick Sprayregen Asks Supreme Court to Save His Business

Nick Sprayregen, owner of Tuck-It-Away Storage in Manhattanville, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the New York Court of Appeals’ ruling that gave New York’s Empire State Development Corporation permission to seize his business by eminent domain and hand it over to Columbia University, an elite private institution.

Columbia University plans to expand their campus onto land owned by a group of small family businesses that have been there for years.

For more background on Nick’s courageous battle to save his business and livelihood and secure property rights for all New Yorkers, please see his petition to the Supreme Court and our previous news story, New York Slams Door on Property Owners in the Empire State.