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

Health Department-Renewal of Lease for, of Premises at No. 651 Manhattan

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

January 20, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-The Secretary of the Department of Health, in a communication to your Board under date of November 19, 1915, requests a renewal of the lease of the premises now occupied by the Department of Health as an Infants' Milk Station, at 651 Manhattan Avenue, Borough of Brooklyn, for a period of one year from February 15, 1916, at the same rental as now paid and otherwise upon the same terms and conditions.

The Comptroller in a communication to your Board under date of December 30, 1914, recommended a renewal of this lease for a period of one year from February 15, 1915, at a rental of $360 a year, and said report was approved and renewal authorized at a meeting of your Board held January 6, 1915.

Deeming the rent reasonable and just and it being the same as previously paid, I respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing a renewal of the lease of the north store, 9 feet 6 inches by 16 feet, with two rear rooms, together with coal bin in cellar, in the four-story and cellar brick tenement building, located at 651 Manhattan Avenue, Borough of Brooklyn, for use of the Department of Health, for a term of one year from February 15. 1916, with the privilege of renewal for an additional year on the same terms and conditions, at an annual rental of $360, payable quarterly; the lessor to pay taxes and water rates and keep the premises in good and tenantable condition during the term of this renewal, the lessee to furnish heat, light and janitor service and make such interior alterations and repairs as it may deem necessary, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease. Lessor, Bettie Norak; Agent, Herbert E. William, 818 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn. 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 north store with two rear rooms and coal bin in cellar at No. 651 Manhattan Avenue, Borough of Brooklyn, for use of the Department of Health, for a term of one year from February 15, 1916, with the privilege of renewal for an additional year on the same terms and conditions, at an annual rental of Three hundred and sixty dollars ($360), payable quarterly; the lessor to pay taxes and water rates and keep the premises in good and tenantable condition during the term of this renewal; the lessee to furnish heat, light and janitor service and make such interior alterations and repairs as it may deem necessary, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease; lessor, Bettie Norak; 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. Health Department--Amendment to Resolution Authorizing a Renewal of Lease

for, of Premises at No. 1354 Webster Avenue, Borough of The Bronx.

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

January 20, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-On December 8, 1915, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopted a resolution authorizing a renewal of the lease to the City of certain premises at 1354 Webster Avenue, Borough of the Bronx, for use of the Department of Health, for a period of one year from January 15, 1916, with the privilege of renewal for an! additional year upon the same terms and conditions, at an annual rental of $534, payable quarterly : lessors, George Kindermann, Julius Kindermann and Frank Kindermann, 1360 Webster Avenue, Borough of the Bronx.

The owner of this property is now the Manderkin Building Company, 1349-51 Brook Avenue, Borough of The Bronx.

I therefore respectfully recommend that the above mentioned resolution be amended by changing the name of the lessor to read as follows: "Manderkin Building Company, 1349-51 Brook Avenue, Borough of The Bronx." Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the resolution adopted by this Board at meeting held December 8, 1915, authorizing a renewal of the lease to the City, of the corner store with three rear rooms and bath at No. 1354 Webster Avenue, Borough of The Bronx, for use of the Department of Health, for a period of one year from January 15, 1916, with the privilege of renewal for an additional year upon the same terms and conditions, at an annual rental of Five hundred and thirty-four dollars ($534), payable quarterly, -be and the same is hereby amended, by substituting as the name of the lessors, "Manderkin Building Co.” in place of George Kinderman, Julius Kinderman and Frank Kinderman.

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

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Justices of the Supreme Court-Lease for, of Rooms at No. 51 Chambers Street,

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

January 20, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-Justices Shearn and Hotchkiss of the Supreme Court, in a communication to your Board under date of December 21, 1915, request the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund to authorize a lease of Rooms 1201, 1202 and 1203 in the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank Building, 43-51 Chambers Street, Manhattan, for use as Judges' Chambers.

The rooms are for these additional Judges, and contain an area of 1,193 square feet. The rental asked is $1,968.45, which is at the rate of $1.65 per square foot, and is the same as now paid for similar offices in the front of this building.

I therefore respectfully recommend, the rent being reasonable and just, that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing a lease from the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank of Rooms 1201, 1202 and 1203, with a total floor area of 1,193 square feet, in the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank Building, 43-51 Chambers Street, Borough of Manhattau, for use as Chambers for the Justices of the Supreme Court, at an annual rental of $1,968.45, payable monthly to May 1, 1916, and quarterly thereafter for a term of one year and two months from March 1, 1916, with the privilege of renewal for an additional term of two years upon the same terms and conditions, the lessors to pay taxes and water rates and furnish heat, light, elevator and janitor service and erect partitions as may be required by said Justices of the Supreme Court without expense to the City. Respecfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel be and is hereby requested to preparo a lease to the City, from the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, of rooms 1201, 1202 and 1203, with a total floor area of 1,193 square feet, in the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank Building, 43-51 Chambers Street, Borough of Manhattan, for use as chambers for the justices of the Supreme Court, for a term of one year and two months from March 1, 1916, with the privilege of renewal for an additional two years upon the same terms and conditions, at an annual rental of Nineteen hundred and sixty-eight dollars and forty-five cents ($1,968.45), payable monthly to May 1, 1916, and quarterly thereafter; the lessors to pay taxes and water rates and furnish heat, light, elevator and janitor service and erect such partitions as may be required by the justices of the Supreme Court without expense to the City; and 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 Comptroller be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute the same when prepared and approved by the Corporation Counsel as provided by sections 149 and 217 of the Greater New York Charter.

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

Municipal Civil Service Commission-Hiring by, of Premises at Nos. 54-60 La

fayette Street, Borough of Manhattan, on February 1, 1916, for Examination Purposes.

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

January 21, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen—The Secretary of the Municipal Civil Service Commission, in a communication to your Board under date of January 18, 1916, requests the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund to authorize the leasing of the seventh floor of the building at 54-60 Lafayette Street, Manhattan, to be used by the Municipal Civil Service Commission on February 1, 1916, for the purpose of conducting an examination for the position of Engineer of Steamer, in the Fire Department, and requesting that the Comptroller be authorized to pay to the Civic Centre Company, proprietors, an amount not exceeding Thirty dollars for use of said floor on February 1, 1916, by the Municipal Civil Service Commission, said amount to include light and heat in all parts of the floor.

Deeming the rent reasonable and just and it being the same as previously paid, I respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing the Comptroller to pay to the Civic Centre Company, 54-60 Lafayette Street, Borough of Manhattan, the sum of $30 for use of the seventh floor of the building at 54-60 Lafayette Street, Manhattan, for use of the Municipal Civil Service Commission on February 1, 1916, from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M., said sum to include the furnishing of sufficient light and heat in all parts of the room, without the necessity of entering into a lease therefore. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized to pay to the Civic Center Company the sum of Thirty Dollars ($30.00) for the use of the seventh floor of the building at Nos. 54-60 Lafayette Street, Borough of Manhattan, to be occupied by the Municipal Civil Service Commission on February 1, 1916, from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M.; said sum to include sufficient light and heat in all parts of the room, and payment to be made without the necessity of entering into a lease.

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

Street Cleaning Department-Amendment to Resolution Authorizing a Renewal

of Lease for, of Premises at the Corner of Hendrix and Fulton Streets, Borough of Brooklyn.

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

January 20, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-On December 8, 1915, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund authorized a renewal of the lease of premises at the southwest corner of Hendrix and Fulton Streets, Borough of Brooklyn, from C. A. Bavendam, for use of the Department of Street Cleaning, for a term of one year from January 1, 1916, under certain terms and conditions.

The Commissioner of the Department of Street Cleaning, in a communication to your Board under date of January 5, 1916, states that after the lease had been prepared and approved, it developed that the property in question had been transferred by C. A. Bavendam to Henry W. Bavendam and Cecilia A. McAvey.

I therefore respectfully recommend that the above mentioned resolution be amended by changing the name of the lessor from "C. A. Bavendam," to "Henry W. Bavendam and Cecilia A. McAvey." Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the resolution adopted by this Board at meeting held December 8, 1915, approving of and consenting to the execution by the Commissioner of Street Cleaning, of a renewal of the lease to the City of the store with cellar space at the southwest corner of Hendrix and Fulton Streets, Borough of Brooklyn, for use as a section station, for a term of one year from January 1, 1916, at an annual rental of Three hundred dollars ($300), payable quarterly, --be and the same is hereby amended by substituting as the names of the lessors "Henry W. Bavendam and Cecilia A. McAvey," in place of "C. A. Bavendam."

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

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Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity-Turning Over by, of Parcel

of Land in the Village of Dobbs Ferry, Town of Greenburgh, Westchester County, The following communication was received:

New York, February 21, 1914. JOHN KORB, Jr., Esq., Secretary, Commissioners of Sinking Fund, 280 Broadway, Manhattan :

Sir-The communication of Nathaniel A. Campbell of Dobbs Ferry, dated December 4, 1913, and addressed to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, making application for the purchase from the City of a section of land immediately adjoining his property at the rear, was forwarded to this Department by the Comptroller for report.

The plot of ground which Mr. Campbell desires to secure is no longer required for the purposes of this Department. It is officially designated upon the Department map as part of Parcel No. 91 of the Croton Aqueduct property. Its location is definitely marked upon the attached blue print, and the description is as follows:

"All that certain piece or parcel of land situated in the Village of Dobbs Ferry, Town of Greenburgh, County of Westchester and State of New York, designated as part of Parcel No. 91, on sheet 88 of 'Atlas showing lands in Westchester County, used for Water Supply purposes,' on file in the office of the Commissioner of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, more particularly described as follows:

"Beginning at a point on the easterly side of Parcel No. 91, located 100 feet at right angles from Station 985 + 15 of the Old Croton Aqueduct (1,577.37 feet measured southerly along said aqueduct from Ventilator No. 19); said point being formed by the intersection of the northerly line of property of Nathanial A. Campbell with the easterly line of Parcel No. 91; running thence S. 9 degrees, 38 minutes W. parallel to and 100 feet measured perpenaicularly from ihe centre line of the Old Aqueduct lands 120 feet to a point; thence N. 80 degrees 22 minutes W. 34 feet to a point; thence N. 90 degrees 38 minutes E. parallel io and 66 feet perpendicularly from the centre line of said Aqueduct lands 120 feet to a point; thence S. 80 degrees 22 minutes E. 34 feet to the point or place of beginning, containing within said bounds 0.093 acre, more or less."

All of the above-described property I hereby transfer to the control and jurisdiction of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund for disposal.

I am returning the communication of Mr. N. A. Campbell.
Yours very truly,

WILLIAM WILLIAMS. Commissioner. In connection therewith the Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

January 21, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen—The Commissioner of the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, in a communication to your Board turns over as no longer required by the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity :

All that certain piece or parcel of land situated in the Village of Dobbs Ferry, Town of Greenburgh, County of Westchester and State of New York, designated as part of Parcel No. 91 on Sheet 88 of "Atlas showing lands in Westchester County used for Water Supply purposes," on file in the office of the Commissioner of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the easterly side of Parcel No. 91, located 100 feet easterly at right angles from Station 985 + 15 of the Old Croton Aqueduct (1,577.37 feet measured southerly along said Aqueduct from Ventilator No. 19), said point being formed by the intersection of the northerly line of property of Nathaniel A. Campbell with the easterly line of Parcel No. 91; running thence S. 9 degrees 38 minutes W. parallel to and 100 feet easterly at right angles from the centre line of the Old Aqueduct, 120 feet to a point; thence N. 80 degrees 22 minutes W. 34 feet to a point; thence N. 9 degrees 38 minutes E. parallel to and 66 feet easterly at right angles from the centre line of the Old Aqueduct 120 feet to a point; thence S. 80 degrees 22 minutes E. 34 feet to the point or place of beginning, containing within said bounds 0.093 acre, more or less.

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

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Whereas, The Commissioner of the Department of Water Supply, Gas & Electricity in a communication dated February 21, 1914, having turned over as no longer required, the parcel of land situated in the Village of Dobbs Ferry, Town of Greenburgh, Westchester County and State of New York, described as follows:

All that certain piece or parcel of land, situated in the Village of Dobbs Ferry, Town of Greenburgh, County of Westchester and State of New York, designated as part of Parcel No. 91 on Sheet 88 of "Atlas showing lands in Westchester County used for Water Supply purposes," on file in the office of the Commissioner of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the easterly side of Parcel No. 91, located 100 feet easterly at right angles from Station 985+15 of the Old Croton Aqueduct (1,577.37 feet measured southerly along said aqueduct from Ventilator No. 19), said point being formed by the intersection of the northerly line of property of Nathaniel A. Campbell with the easterly line of Farcel No. 91; running thence S. 9 degrees 38 minutes W. parallel to and 100 feet easterly at right angles from the centre line of the old Aqueduct, 120 feet to a point; thence N. 80 degrees 22 minutes W. 34 feet to a point; thence N. 99 degrees 38 minutes E. parallel to and 66 feet easterly at right angles from the centre line of the old Aqueduct 120 feet to a point; thence S. 80 degrees 22 minutes East 34 feet to the point or place of beginning, containing within said bounds 0.093 acres, more or less;

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Resolved, That the Comptroller be authorized to derive such revenue therefrom as may be had.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting' in the affirmative. Police Department-Assignment to, of Premises Nos. 19-21 Leonard Street,

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

January 20, 1916. To the Honorable, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen, The Commissioner of the Police Department, in a communication to your Board under date of January 14, 1916, requests the assignment to the Police Department for storage purposes, of the premises 19-21 Leonard Street, Borough of Manhattan, until such time as permanent disposition of the property shall be made by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund.

The above premises were turned over to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund at a meeting of your Board held December 17, 1913.

I therefore respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution assigning to the Police Department the premises, 19-21 Leonard Street, Borough of Manhattan, during the pleasure of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund. Respectfully, ALEX BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Resolved. That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby assign to the Police Department for storage purposes the premises Nos. 19-21 Leonard Street, in the Borough of Manhattan--such assignment to continue during the pleasure of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund.

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

President. Borough of Brooklyn_Turning Over by, of Triangular Gore at the Intersection of 4th and 5th Avenues and 95th Street, Borough of Brooklyn. The following was received :

December 8, 1915. Sinkirn Fund Commission, Municipal Building, New York:

Gentlemen-We have received from Park Commissioner Ingersoll a communication asking that the triangular gore at the intersection of 4th and 5th Avenues and 95th Street be turned over to the jurisdiction of the Park Department from the President of the Borough of Brooklyn. The Park Department desires to clean this gore and put grass upon it and improve it.

The plot in question was laid down on the man of the city and improved as a public place on May 4. 1906. Its dimensions are 78.87 feet on 4th Avenue, 75.86 feet on 5th Avenue, and 21.58 feet on 94th Street, and the area is 818.53 square feet. Curbs and sidewalks have been set around it so that hy adding the widths of the sidewalks the area is increased to about 4700 square feet. The free title was acquired by condemnation proceedings which were confirmed Tune 3. 1909, and the cost of acquisition was assessed upon the property fronting on the streets immediately adjoining it.

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