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Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized to pay to W. J. Patterson, 806 American Trust Building, Cleveland, Ohio, the rent of premises 650 North 13th Street, College Point, Borough of Queens, occupied by the Police Depart ment, on a month-to-month basis, without the necessity of entering into a lease, at the rate of one hundred dollars ($100) per month, for a period not exceeding four morths from May 1, 1916; the owner to pay taxes, make outside repairs and keep roof in repair; the City to furnish heat, light, water and janitor service and make inside Jepairs.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

President, Borough of Brooklyn_Turning Over by, of the Following Property:

Lots 27 and 28, Block 1737, Section 6, Being on Nostrand Avenue, Near

Myrtle Avenue, in the Borough of Brooklyn. Lot 1, Block 3299, Section 11, Being at Myrtle Avenue and Bleecker Street,

Borough of Brooklyn. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

April 6, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen—The Commissioner of Public Works of the Borough of Brooklyn, in a communication to your Board under date of March 29, 1916, surrenders to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund as being no longer required by the President of the Borough of Brooklyn, the following described premises in the Borough of Brooklyn:

1. Eastern Parkway, near Plaza Street, Lot 10, Block 1172, Section 4. 2. Nostrand Avenue, near Myrtle Avenue, Lots 27 and 28, Block 1737, Section 6. 3. Myrtle Avenue and Bleecker Street, Lot 1, Block 3299, Section 11. 4. Old De Bruyn's Lane. (Lot 24, Block 6408, Section 19.) (Lot 6, Block 6441,

Section 19.) 5. Fourth and Fifth Streets. Lots 17 and 61, Block 1082, Section 4. 6. Sterling Place and Flatbush Avenue. Lot 9, Block 1169, Section 4.

Investigation by the Division of Real Estate of the Department of Finance shows that Parcels 1, 4, 5 and 6 are not under the jurisdiction of the Borough President of Brooklyn, and therefore cannot be surrendered by him.

I therefore respectfully recommend that the Comptroller be authorized to derive such revenue therefrom as may be had from the temporary leasing thereof until the final disposition shall be determined of the following:

2. Nostrand, near Myrtle Avenue. Lots 27 and 28, Block 1737, Section 6. 3. Myrtle Avenue and Bleecker Street, Lot 1, Block 3299, Section 11. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Whereas, The President of the Borough of Brooklyn in a communication dated March 29, 1916, having turned over as no longer required the property hereinafter described, it is

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized and directed to derive such revenue as may be had from the property hereinafter described until the final disposition thereof has been determined.

Lots 27 and 28, Block 1737, Section 6, being on Nostrand Avenue, near Myrtle Avenue, in the Borough of Brooklyn.

Lot 1, Block 3299, Section 11, being at Myrtle Avenue and Bleecker Street, in the Borough of Brooklyn.

The report was accepted, and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

President, Borough of Queens-Renewal of Lease for, of Premises at No. 360

Fulton Street, Jamaica, Borough of Queens. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

April 3, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen- The Acting President of the Borough of Queens, in a communication to your Board under date of March 11, 1916, requests a renewal of the lease of premises at 360 Fulton Street, Jamaica. Borough of Queens, for a period of one year from May 15, 1916, at a rental of $420 a year, and otherwise upon the same termis and conditions.

The Comptroller, in a communication to your Board under date of March 17, 1915, recommended a renewal of this lease for a period of one year from May 15, 1915, at a rental of $420 a year, the same as now asked, and said report was approved and renewal authorized at a meeting of your Board held March 24, 1915.

I therefore respectfully recommend, the rent being reasonable and just and the same as heretofore paid, that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing a renewal of the lease of the three rooms on the ground floor in the two-and-a-half-story frame building in the rear of the Jamaica Savings Bank Building, 360 Fulton Street, Jamaica, Borough of Queens, for use of the President of the Borough of Queens, for a period of one year from May 15, 1916, with the privilege of renewal for an additional year upon the same terms and conditions, at a rental of $420 a year, payable quarterly; the lessor to pay taxes and water rates, make outside repairs and supply heat, light and janitor service the lessee to make such inside alterations and repairs as it may deem necessary, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease. Lessor, Jamaica Savings Bank, 360 Fulton Street, Jamaica, Queens. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute a renewal of the lease to the City of the three rooms on the ground floor in the frame building in the rear of the Jamaica Savings Bank Building, No. 360 Fulton Street, Jamaica, Borough of Queens, for use of the President of the Borough of Queens, for a period of one year from May 15, 1916, with the privilege of renewal for an additional year upon the same terms and conditions, at a rental of Four hundred and twenty dollars ($420) a year, payable quarterly; the lessor to pay taxes and water rates, make outside repairs and supply heat, light and janitor service; the lessee to make such inside alterations and repairs as it may deem necessary, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease; lessor, Jamaica Savings Bank; the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund deeming the said rent fair and reasonable and that it would be for the interests of the City that such lease be made.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

President, Borough of Richmond-Assignment to, of Premises No. 44 Sarah

Ann (Van Duzer) Street, Tompkinsville, Borough of Richmond, Turned Over by the Fire Department.

The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

April 3, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-On June 24, 1913, the Commissioner of the Fire Department surrendered to the Commisioners of the Sinking Fund as no longer required by his Department the premises formerly occupied by Engine Company No. 154, at 44 Sarah Ann (Van Duzer) Street, Tompkinsville, Borough of Richmond.

In a communication under date of March 16, 1916, the Commissioner of Public Works of the Borough of Richmond requests the assignment of these premises to the President of the Borough of Richmond for use of the Bureau of Street Cleaning.

I therefore respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution assigning to the President of the Borough of Richmond, during the pleasure of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, the property formerly occupied by Engine Company No. 154 at 44 Sarah Ann (Van Duzer) Street, Tompkinsville, Borough of Richmond, said property being designated on the tax maps of the City of New York, Borough of Richmond, as Ward 2, Plot 1, Lot 113. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Whereas, The Commissioner of the Fire Department, in a communication dated June 24, 1913, having turned over as no longer required the property hereinafter described, it is

Resolved, That, pursuant to the provisions of section 205 of the Greater New York Charter, as amended, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby assign to the President of the Borough of Richmond, the property formerly occupied by Engine Company No. 154 at 44 Sarah Ann (Van Duzer) Street, Tompkinsville, Borough of Richmond, said property being designated on the tax maps of the City of New York, Borough of Richmond, as Ward 2, Plot 1, Lot 113.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

President, Borough of Richmond-Renewal of Lease for, of the Plot of Ground

Corner of Richmond Terrace and Nicholas Avenue, Port Richmond, Borough of Richmond.

The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

April 7, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-The Acting President of the Borough of Richmond, in a communication to your Board under date of March 8, 1916, requests a renewal of the lease of the storage yard premises on the southwest corner of Richmond Terrace and Nicholas Avenue, Port Richmond, Borough of Richmond.

The Comptroller, in a communication to your Board under date of April 30, 1915, recommended a renewal of this lease for a period of one year from June 24, 1915. at a rental of $360 a year, the same as now asked, and said report was approved and renewal authorized at a meeting of your Board held May 5, 1915.

I therefore respectfully recommend, the rent being reasonable and just and the same as previously paid, that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing a renewal of the lease of the vacant plot of ground at the southwest corner of Richmond Terrace and Nicholas Avenue, Port Richmond, Borough of Richmond, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point formed by the intersection of the southerly line of Richmond Terrace with the westerly line of Nicholas Avenue; running thence southerly along the westerly line of Nicholas Avenue 196 feet; thence westerly and at right angles to Nicholas Avenue 125 feet; thence northerly and parallel with Nicholas Avenue 175 feet more or less to the southerly line of Richmond Terrace; thence easterly along the southerly line of Richmond Terrace 132 feet to

the point or place of beginning. —for use of the President of the Borough of Richmond, for a period of one year from June 24, 1916, at a rental of $360 a year, payable quarterly; the lessor to pay taxes and water rates (no heat, light or janitor service required), the lease to contain a clause compelling the City to vacate the premises upon ninety days' notice, should the property be sold and should the new purchaser desire immediate possession, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease. Lessor, Charles E. Griffith, Agent, Port Richmond, Borough of Richmond. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute a renewal of the lease to the City, of the vacant plot of ground at the southwest corner of Richmond Terrace and Nicholas Avenue, Port Richmond, Borough of Richmond, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point formed by the intersection of the southerly line of Richmond Terrace with the westerly line of Nicholas Avenue; running thence southerly along the westerly line of Nicholas Avenue 196 feet; thence westerly and at right angles to Nicholas Avenue 125 feet; thence northerly and parallel with Nicholas Avenue 175 feet, more or less, to the southerly line of Richmond Terrace; thence easterly along the southerly line of Richmond Terrace 132 feet to

the point or place of beginning. - for use of the President of the Borough of Richmond, for a period of one year from June 24, 1916, at a rental of three hundred and sixty dollars ($360) a year, payable quarterly; the lessor to pay taxes and water rates; the lease to contain a clause compelling the City to vacate the premises upon ninety days' notice, should the property be sold and should the new purchaser desire immediate possession. otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease; lessor, Charles E. Griffith, Agent; the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund deeming the said rent fair and reasonable and that it would be for the interests of the City that such lease be made.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Bridge Department- Amendment to Resolution Authorizing a Lease for, of

Room at No. 121 Canal Street, Borough of Manhattan. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

April 3, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-On March 16, 1916, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopted a resolution authorizing a lease to the City of Room 53 on the fifth floor in the build

ing No. 121 Canal Street, Borough of Manhattan, for use of the Department of Bridges, for a period of six months from May 1, 1916, with the privilege of renewal for an additional six months upon the same terms and conditions, at a rental at the rate of $420 a year. Lessor, Marcus Brothers.

The name of the lessor should have been "No. 121 Canal Street Company, Inc."

I therefore respectfully recommend that the above mentioned resolution be amended by substituting as the name of the lessor, "No. 121 Canal Street Company, Inc." Respectfully, ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Resolved, That the resolution adopted by this Board at meeting held March 16, 1916, authorizing a lease from Marcus Bros., of Room 53, on the fifth floor in the building No. 121 Canal Street, Borough of Manhattan, for use of the Department of Bridges, for a period of six months from May 1, 1916, with the privilege of renewal for an additional six months upon the same terms and conditions, at an annual rental of four hundred and twenty dollars ($420), be and the same is hereby amended by substituting as the name of the lessor, “No. 121 Canal Street Company, Inc." in place of "Marcus Brothers."

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Bridge Department–Turning Over by, of Plot of Land on the Southern Boule

vard, East of Willis Avenue, Borough of The Bronx. The following communication was received:

Department of Bridges, City of New York, Municipal Building, Manhattan, N. Y., March 31, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of The City of New York:

Gentlemen-On the easterly side of the Southern Boulevard Approach to the Willis Avenue Bridge over the Harlem River is a parcel of property, acquired for the said approach, which is not used for bridge purposes. The said parcel is bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the southerly side of Southern Boulevard distant 530 feet easterly from the intersection of the southerly side of Southern Boulevard and the easterly side of Willis Avenue; thence easterly along the southerly side of Southern Boulevard 45 feet; thence southerly and parallel to the easterly side of Willis Avenue 200 feet, to the northerly side of East 132d Street; thence westerly along the northerly side of East 132d Street 45 feet; thence northerly and parallel to the easterly side of Willis Avenue 200 feet, to the point of beginning.

. I am in receipt of a communication dated the 24th instant from the Comptroller, suggesting that the said parcel be surrendered to your Commission so that disposition may be made of same.

As the said parcel is no longer required for the needs and uses of this Department, I hereby turn over the same to your Commission for such disposition as you may deem proper.

This Department has two lamp posts on masonry pedestals on the said property, one at Eastern Boulevard and one at East 132nd Street. If the property is sold, please provide in the terms of sale that this Department may remove at its option the said two lamp posts and pedestals. Your truly,

F. J. H. KRACKE, Commissioner. In connection therewith the Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

April 6, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen—The Commissioner of the Department of Bridges in a communication to your Board under date of March 31, 1916, surrenders to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund as no longer required by his Department a plot of land in the Borough of The Bronx, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the southerly side of Southern Boulevard, distant 530 feet easterly from the intersection of the southerly side of Southern Boulevard and the easterlv side of Willis Avenue; thence easterly along the southerly side of Southern Boulevard 45 feet; thence southerly and parallel to the easterly side of Willis Avenue 200 feet to the northerly side of East 132nd Street; thence westerly along the northerly side of East 132nd Street 45 feet; thence northerly and parallel to the easterly side of Willis Avenue 200 feet to the point or place of beginning.

I therefore respectfully recommend that the Comptroller be authorized to derive such revenue therefrom as may be had from the temporary leasing thereof until the final disposition shall be determined. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Whereas, The Commissioner of the Department of Bridges, in a communication dated March 31, 1916, having turned over as no longer required, the plot of land in the Borough of The Bronx, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the southerly side of Southern Boulevard, distant 530 feet easterly from the intersection of the southerly side of Southern Boulevard and the easterly side of Willis Avenue; thence easterly along the southerly side of Southern Boulevard 45 feet; thence southerly and parallel to the easterly side of Willis Avenue 200 feet to the northerly side of East 132nd Street; thence westerly along the northerly side of East 132nd Street 45 feet; thence northerly and parallel to the easterly side of Willis Avenue 200 feet to the point or place of

beginning. -it is

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized and directed to derive such revenue therefrom as may be had until the final disposition thereof is determined.

The report was accepted, and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Bellevue and Allied Hospitals-Renewal of Lease for, of Premises No. 157

East 37th Street, Borough of Manhattan. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

April 3, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-The Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Bellevue and Allied Hospitals, in a communication to your Board under date of March 8, 1916, requests a renewal of the lease of premises at 157 East 37th Street, Borough of Manhattan, for a period of two years from May 1, 1916, with the privilege of another renewal on the same terms and conditions, at an annual rental of $2,000.

The Comptroller, in a communication to your Board under date of March 31, 1915, recommended a renewal of this lease for a period of one year from May 1, 1915, at an annual rental of $2,000, the same as now asked, and said report was approved and renewal authorized at a meeting of your Board, held April 7, 1915.

I therefore respectfully recommend, the rent being reasonable and just, and the same as heretofore paid, that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing a renewal of the lease of the four-story and basement brownstone dwelling at 157 East 37th Street, Borough of Manhattan, for use of the Board of Trustees of Bellevue and Allied Hospitals, for a period of two years from May 1, 1916, with the privilege of renewal for an additional term of one year on the same terms and conditions, at an annual rental of $2,000, payable quarterly; the lessor to pay taxes and water rates and make outside repairs, including repairs to the roof; the lessee to furnish heat and light and make such inside repairs as it may deem necessary, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease. Lessor, Edward L. Partridge, 19 Fifth Avenue, Borough of Manhattan. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute a renewal of the lease to the City of premises at No. 157 East 37th Street, Borough of Manhattan, for use of the Board of Trustees of Bellevue and Allied Hospitals, for a period of two years from May 1, 1916, with the privilege of renewal for an additional term of one year on the same terms and conditions, at an annual rental of two thousand dollars. ($2,000), payable quarterly; the lessor to pay taxes and water rates and make outside repairs, including repairs to the roof; the lessee to furnish heat and light and make such inside repairs as it may deem necessary, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease; lessor, Edward L. Partridge; the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund deeming the said rent fair and reasonable and that it would be for the interests of the City that such lease be inade.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Sheriff, Richmond County-Renewal of Lease for, of a Plot of Ground on Center

Street Adjoining the County Jail in the Village of Richmond, Borough of Richmond.

The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

April 3, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-The Sheriff of Richmond County, in a communication to your Board under date of March 18, 1916, requests a renewal of the lease of premises on the

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