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CITY OF NEW YORK, :.......
PREPARED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNSEL TO THE
NEW YORK :
(Law Telephone 541.)
This compilation covers the period from January 1, 1860,* to January 1, 1887, and contains the laws and ordinances relating to railroad, electric light, steam heating, stage, gas and telegraph companies in the City of New York, as well as to the establishment of ferries.
The compilation was prepared in the office of the Counsel to the Corporation.
It was begun by the Hon. E. Henry Lacombe, continued by his successor, the Hon. Morgan J. O'Brien, and finished by the Hon. Henry R. Beekman.
* In the year 1860 there was published by order of the Common Council a book entitled “* A compilation of the ferry leases and railroad grants made by the Corporation of the City of New York."
Transport. ny. Pubchib, 5-2-29
1860. Chap. 10, p. 16.
Passed January 30. An Act relative to railroads in the City of New
$ 1. It shall not be lawful hereafter to lay, operate, etc., any railroad in, &c., any street or avenue of New York City, wherever such road may commence or end, except under the authority and subject to the regulations and restrictions which the legislature may hereafter grant and provide. This section not to be deemed to affect the operation, so far as laid, of any railroad now constructed and duly authorized, nor held to impair, in any manner, any valid grant for or relating to any railroad, in said city, existing on January 1, 1860.
$ 2. Repeals inconsistent acts and parts of acts. $ 3. Act takes effect immediately.
1860. Chap. 143, p. 228.
Passed April 2d.
AN ACT to authorize the construction of a railway
and tracks in the towns of West Farms, Westchester, Eastchester, New Rochelle, Yonkers and Morrisania, in the County of Westchester.
$ 1. Declares it lawful for Governeur Morris and others, and those now or hereafter associated with them, to lay a double or single railway track : Commencing at the junction of Fordham avenue