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I live in Canada, but have already acquired dual citizenship. My uncle won the lottery for the second time (his first time he won in 1970, he put the money in a savings account) and is looking to purchase houses and other such buildings of low value in Manhattan to start a farm. I offered to help out as I grew up on a farm and am looking to eventually start one if I have the money. My uncle has in his savings account, roughly 22 million, passed on from generation to generation of his family, and he would like to start his own farm on Manhattan island. Would he be able to purchase enough cheap, non-public crackhouses and extremely pest infested buildings with that money to start a farm of about 45 hectares? What kind of crops are resistant to city pollution, and should we start the farm now or when we have more money from the interest?
I’m not looking to start a family there, just help him get the farm started. I realise this will be a great investment of time and money. I am thinking it will probably take at least 3-5 years to purchase enough buildings, but again, I am willing to invest a lot of time in to this.
Even if you think I am making this up, can you at least give me an honest answer as well, please?

5 Thoughts on Could me and my uncle start a farm on Manhattan?
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    !llorT a m'I, em deef t'noD
    November 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Sure, why not. America is the land of dreams, anything is possible.
    Hell, the two of you can also start a family there, together.

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    November 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    You must be bored

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    tommy
    November 2, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    WTF why would you want to build a farm in one of the biggest city in the world not gonna happen go to kentucky or calorado or pensilvania

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    reenzz
    November 2, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    No you couldn’t. Manhattan has zero agricultural zoning areas.

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    teran_realtor
    November 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Wait until you have more money from the interest. A lot more.

    A farm of 45 hectares (111.197 acres) on Manhattan island will cost you far more than the 22 million dollars he has saved.

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