Estate reps save Malcolm X belongings at 11th hour

July 27, 2012 12:30PM

The estate of Malcolm X and his wife, Betty Shabazz, has fallen behind on payments at an Inwood Manhattan Mini Storage, the New York Post reported. More specifically, the estate owes a total of $2,447 for bills left unpaid since December.

The space’s contents were slated to be sold off in an auction yesterday, but, in the nick of time, estate representatives called it off and the estate now has until the end of August to pay the dues. However, a storage facility employee told the Post that “we’d never auction off anything that belonged to Malcolm X.”

As previously reported, self-storage facilities topped the list of the best real estate investments over the past 10 years. And as The Real Deal previously reported, a self-storage facility sold in the Bronx this spring marked the largest property sale in the borough since the collapse of Lehman.

L. Londell McMillan, a representative for the estate, told the Post that the bill notices had gone to the wrong party. “It’s a non-issue,” he told the Post. “The administrator who handles [the bills] was out of the country. The storage [facility] is being paid.” He added that there is nothing valuable to the estate located inside the storage unit. [Post]