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Millionaire reneges on promise to give West Village property back to American Indian tribe


November 4, 2019

Jean-Louis Goldwater Bourgeois has decided to keep his West Village home, pictured. BECKY NY/AKM-GSI

A West Village millionaire who wanted to give his own piece of Manhattan back to the American Indians has decided he'd rather keep it for himself.

Jean-Louis Goldwater Bourgeois announced plans three years ago to turn over his landmark home to the Lenape tribe - the original Manhattan residents - saying he was "appalled" that the island had been "taken by whites."


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