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known as the Bergen Building, located on the southeast corner of Tremont and Arthur Avenues, Borough of The Bronx, to be used as follows:

1,000 square feet in the front of the third floor, for the use of the Justices and Clerks of the Court of Special Sessions.

1,700 square feet in the front of the third floor, for the use of the County Court

1,040 square feet in the front of the fourth floor, for use as a law library for the County officials.

1,660 square feet in the front of the fourth floor, for use of the County Clerk. 4,300 square feet in the rear of the fourth floor, for use of the County Court. 7,000 square feet (the entire fifth floor), for use of the District Attorney. 7,000 square feet (the entire sixth floor), for use of the Surrogate.

2,700 square feet in the front of the seventh floor, for use of the Commissioner of Jurors.

4,300 square feet in the rear of the seventh floor, for use of the Coroner and the Court of Special Sessions.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted. Police Department-Lease for, of Premises in the Queens Plaza Court Building,

North Jane Street, L. I. C. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

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

Gentlemen—The Acting Commissioner of the Police Department, in a communication to your Board under date of June 14, 1916, requests the execution of a lease of an additional room on the top floor in the Queens Plaza Court Building, North Jane Street, Long Island City, for use as a dormitory of the Detective Bureau, for a period of thirteen months from July 1, 1916, at an annual rental of $150.

The room used at present as a dormitory is a small interior room, having no windows and is very badly ventilated, while the room proposed to be leased is at the top of the building, with good ventilation and space on the roof for airing bedding. The rent asked is $12.50 a month and is at the same rate asked for similar space in the building.

I therefore respectfully recommend, the rent being reasonable and just, that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing a lease of the room on the top floor in the Queens Plaza Court Building, North Jane Street, between Radde and Academy Streets, Long Island City, Borough of Queens, for use of the Police Department, for a period of thirteen months from July 1, 1916, at an annual rental of $150, payable monthly, with the privilege of renewal for an additional year upon the same terms and conditions ; the lessor to pay taxes and furnish heat, light and janitor service. Lessor, Queens Plaza Court, Inc. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel bé and is hereby requested to prepare a lease to the City, from the Queens Plaza Court, Inc., of the room on the top floor of the Queens Plaza Court Building, North Jane Street, between Radde and Academy Streets, Long Island City, Borough of Queens, for use of the Police Department, for a period of thirteen months from July 1, 1916, at an annual rental of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150), payable monthly, with the privilege of renewal for an additional year upon the same terms and conditions: the lessor to pay taxes and furnish heat, light and janitor service; 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 unanimously adopted. Municipal Building—Allotment of Space in, to the Central Purchasing Com

mittee and to the Department of Street Cleaning. The following was received from the Committee on the Allotment of Space:

New York, June 22, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of The City of New York, Municipal Building, New York:

Gentlemen-Your Committee presents for consideration, recommendations as to the space in the Municipal Building, as follows: that,

1. (a) To the Central Purchasing Committee, for use jointly with the Depars

ment of Street Cleaning, 1,095 square feet on Floor 12 (rooms Ves

1237 and 1239) be allotted. (b) To the Central Purchasing Committee, 1,393 square feet on Floor 3

(rooms Nos. 1222 to 1228, inclusive) be allotted. 2. To the Department of Street Cleaning, in addition to previous allotments, 1,437 square feet on Floor 12 (rooms Nos. 1230, 1232) be allotted.

Memorandum. The Central Purchasing Committee has, for more than a year, been under organization in vacant space in the building adjoining the offices of the Department of Street Cleaning. The Department of Street Cleaning vacated the space non recommended for allotment to it, to make room for the Central Purchasing Cocmittee. The Department of Street Cleaning is in urgent need of this space. The Central Purchasing Committee can as well be provided for in space heretofore assigned to the Department of Street Cleaning for filing purposes, but which may be used jointly by the Department and the Committee as a bid opening room and a sample room.

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller: FRANK L. DOWLING, President of the Board of Aldermen; MILO R. MALTBY, Chamberlain; F. ). H. KRACKE, Commissioner of Plant and Structures, Committee on Allotment of Space in the Municipal Building.

The following resolution was offered for adoption:

Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby adopt the following recommendations as to space in the Municipal Building made by the Committee on Allotment of Space: 1. (a) To the Central Purchasing Committee, for use jointly with the Depart

ment of Street Cleaning, 1,095 square feet on Floor 12 (rooms Nos.

1237 and 1239) be allotted. (b) To the Central Purchasing Committee, 1,393 square feet on Floor 12

(rooms Nos. 1222 to 1228, inclusive) be allotted. 2. To the Department of Street Cleaning, in addition to previous allotments.

1,437 square feet on Floor 12 (rooms Nos. 1230, 1232) be allotted. The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

Hall of Records and Municipal Building-The Commissioner of Accounts to

Make a Study of, with a view of Effecting a More Economical Use of the Space in Both Buildings.

The Commissioner of Accounts appeared before the Board and was heard at length in regard to the study made by his office, at the request of Mr. Bruere, the former City Chamberlain, of space in the Hall of Records which was discontinued because of the resolution adopted by this Board at meeting held May 18, 1916, direct ing the Comptroller to make an investigation of all City owned and City leased properties and of the uses thereof, and requested that he be authorized to continue his study.

A discussion followed.

The Deputy and Acting Comptroller having given his consent, the following reselution was offered for adoption:

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Accounts. be and is hereby requested to make a study of the Hall of Records and the Municipal Building, with a rien of effecting a more economical use of the space in such buildings, together with sec leaseholds in the neighborhood as may be affected, and to furnish from time to tinat. for the consideration of the Board, such recommendations as may be dcerned adris able to carry the intent of this resolution into effect.

Which resolution was unanimously adopted.
Adjourned.

JOHN KORB, JR., Secretary

COMMISSIONERS OF THE SINKING FUND OF THE

CITY OF NEW YORK.

Proceedings of the Commissioners of the Singing Fund, at a Meeting Held in

Room 16, City Hall, at 3 o'Clock P. M., on Thursday, July 13, 1916.

Note-This meeting, which was originally called for 11 a. m., was postponed by His Honor the Mayor until 3 p. m. At 11 a. m. the Secretary made a public announcement in the meeting room of such postponement.

Present-John Purroy Mitchel, Mayor; Albert E. Hadlock, Deputy and Acting Comptroller; Milo R. Maltbie, Chamberlain; Frank L. Dowling, President, Board of Aldermen; and Francis P. Kenney, Chairman, Finance Committee, Board of Aldermen.

The minutes of the meeting held June 22, 1916, were approved as printed.

Dock Department—New Plan Layout in the Vicinity of Milton Street, East

River, Borough of Brooklyn. The Chair called for a hearing in the matter of the new plan layout in the vicinity of Milton Street, East River, Borough of Brooklyn, made and adopted by the Commissioner of Docks June 2, 1916.

(Affidavit as to publication of notice of hearing in the City Record on file with the papers.)

Pier A, North River, June 2, 1916. Hon. John PURROY MITCHEL, Mayor, and Chairman of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Dear Sir-Under date of May 16, 1916, a New Plan lay-out in the vicinity of Milton Street, East River, Borough of Brooklyn, was transmitted, after adoption by me, to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund for approval. The date for a hearing on this New Plan has been fixed by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund for June 15, 1916.

The Greenpoint Terminal Company have submitted plans for the construction of a pier north of Milton Street, calling for its southerly side to be 50 feet north of the center line of Milton Street, and I am advised that this location was agreed upon between the Greenpoint Terminal Company and the Cunningham Realty Company, the owners of the property southerly.

I transmit herewith, and request your approval thereof, map in duplicate, together with technical description, which has today been adopted by me and which will conform to the location plan as submitted by the Greenpoint Terminal Company. I request that the plan forwarded under date of May 16, 1916, be returned and that the plan transmitted herewith be substituted in lieu thereof.. Yours respectfully,

R. A. C. SMITH, Commissioner of Docks. No one appearing in opposition, the Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

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

Gentlemen-In a communication dated June 2, 1916, the Commissioner of Docks transmitted for approval a new plan layout in the vicinity of Milton Street, East River, Borough of Brooklyn.

The proposed new plan consists in the establishment of one pier 90 feet in width and extending outshore to the established pierhead line, the south side of said pier being 50 ft. north of the center line of Milton Street. This layout will give a slip room of 280 feet north of and parallel with the northerly side of Noble Street.

The establishment of a new pier 280 feet from Noble Street will be to the City's advantage by providing a sufficiency of slip room.

I am advised that the City is the owner of the pier at the foot of Noble Street, and the property north of Noble Street is under private ownership.

In the event of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund approving of the nex plan layout at the publnc hearing to be held, pursuant to Chapter 372 of the law, of 1907, the attached resolution is recommended for adoption approving the request.

Respectfully, ALBERT E, HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby approve of the new plan for improving the water-front and harbor of the City of New York, in the vicinity of Milton Street, East River, Borough of Brooklyn, as adopted by the Commissioner of Docks on June 2, 1916, in accordance with law.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.
The chair then declared the hearing closed.

Dock Department-New Plan for the Improvement of the Water Front Be

tween Montague Street and State Street, East River, Borough of Brooks lyn.

The Chair called for a hearing in the matter of the new plan for the improvement of the water front between Montague Street and State Street, East River, Borough of Manhattan, made and adopted by the Commissioner of Docks June 7, 1916.

(Affidavit as to publication of notice of hearing in the City RECORD on file with the papers.)

Pier A, North River, June 7, 1916. Hon. John PURROY MITCHEL, Mayor, and Chairman of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Sir-I submit herewith for your approval map and tracing, together with tecinical description thereof, showing amendment to New Plan between Montague Street and State Street, East River, Borough of Brooklyn, which amended New Plan has this day been adopted by me.

The property to the south of the southerly pier shown on the New Plan is owned or claimed to be owned by the Union Ferry Company, which operates a ferry from the foot of Atlantic Avenue, Borough of Brooklyn, to the foot of Whitehall Street, Borough of Manhattan.

The ferry company has requested a slight modification in the lines of the proposed new southerly pier as shown on the plans, in which request the New York Dock Company joins.

This change of position of the southerly pier necessitates the relocation of the two piers to the north, and in my opinion there is no objection to the proposed amendment; in fact I believe the piers as located under the proposed New Plan will be an improvement on the present New Plan.

By an indenture made the second day of June, 1916, between the City of New York, by the Commissioner of Docks, and the New York Dock Company, it is provided :

"Second. For the purpose of affording protection for the Rapid Transit Railroad, the Lessee shall as promptly as may be construct or cause to be cor: structed a new substantial modern pier over the said rapid transit railroad. Such pier shall be constructed at the foot of Joralemon Street, beginning at the bukhead line or thereabouts, as may be designated by the Commission and the De partment, upon plans to be first approved by the Commission and the Department, and shall be constructed under the supervision and inspection of the said Conmission and the Department and in such manner as may from time to time de approved by the said Commission and the Department, and so as not to interfere with, impair or endanger the use and operation of said rapid transit ralroad. * * * "

The change in location of the pier foot of Joralemon Street has this day beci submitted to the Public Service Commission as required by the terms of the afore said lease. Yours very truly,

R. A. C. SMITH, Commissioner of Docks. No one appearing in opposition, the Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

July 7, 1916 To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-On June 7, 1916, the Commissioner of Docks adopted and submitted for approval an amendment to the New Plan between Montague Street and State Street, East River, Borough of Brooklyn.

This amendment modifies the New Plan as approved by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund on January 12, 1916, to the extent of shifting the lines of the southerly pier a short distance to the north and slightly changing the angle made by the southerly three piers with the bulkhead line.

The ownership of the property to the south of the southerly pier shown on the New Plan is claimed by the Union Ferry Company, which operates a ferry from the

foot of Atlantic Avenue, Borough of Brooklyn, to the foot of Whitehall Street, Borough of Manhattan.

The ferry company requested a slight modification in the lines of the proposed new southerly pier as shown on the plans in order that there may be no question as to the ownership of the land under water, leased to the Dock Company for the erection of a pier, in which request the New York Dock Company joined.

Changing the position of the southerly pier necessitated the relocation of the two piers to the north.

By an indenture made the second day of June, 1916, the City of New York, by the Commissioner of Docks, and the New York Dock Company, it is provided :

"Second. For the purpose of affording protection for the Rapid Transit Railroad, the Lessee shall as promptly as may be construct or cause to be constructed a new substantial modern pier over the said rapid transit railroad. Such pier shall be constructed at the foot of Joralemon Street, beginning at the bulkhead line or thereabouts, as may be designated by the Commission and the Department, and shall be constructed under the supervision and inspection of the said Commission and the Department and in such manner as may from time to time be approved by the said Commission and the Department, and so as not to interfere with, impair or endanger the use and operation of said rapid transit railroad. *

The change in location of the pier foot of Joralemon Street has been submitted to the Public Service Commission, as required by the terms of the aforesaid lease, and approved by the Commission on July 6, 1916.

In the event of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund approving the amended plan at the public hearing, I recommend the adoption of the attached resolution approving the request. Respectfully,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby approve of the proposed new plan for the improvement of the water-front and harbor of the City of New York between Montague Street and State Street, East River, Borough of Brooklyn, adopted by the Commissioner of Docks June 7, 1916, in accordance with law

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.
The chair then declared the hearing closed.

Losei Realty Corporation-Agreement with, to Establish a Boundary Line in

Front of Premises Owned by the Corporation in Mill Creek and Mill Basin, 32nd Ward, Borough of Brooklyn.

The following was received:

Agreement made this 7th day of July, one thousand nine hundred and sixteen, by and between The City of New York, party of the first part, and the Losei Realty Corporation, a corporation organized under the Laws of the State of New York and having its principal place of business in the City of New York, party of the second part, witnesseth:

Whereas, the said Losei Realty Corporation is the owner of uplands along Mill Creek and Mill Basin, in the 32nd Ward, Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York, and of certain lands under water in front of part of the same, and The City of New York is the owner of other lands under water adjacent to said lands of the Losei Realty Corporation; and

Whereas, the boundary line between the lands of the parties hereto is, in places, indefinite and subject to change by the action of the elements and the improvement of the water front; and

Whereas, the bulkhead and pierhead lines in the vicinity of said property have been from time to time established and modified by the Secretary of War and the Commissioner of Docks and the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of the City of New York;

Now, therefore, by reason of said premises and in order that the boundary line along the northerly and easterly boundaries of the premises owned by said Losei Realty Corporation may be fixed and determined permanently, and that the bulkhead and pierhead lines may also be fixed and established permanently and improvement of the water front along the same speedily undertaken, to the mutual advantage of both parties hereto, and in consideration of the premises and of the mutual covenants herein by each party to the other made, and of the sum of one dollar by each party to the other paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, it is mutually covenanted and agreed :

First-By the Losei Realty Corporation, that it is the owner in fee of the following tracts, pieces or parcels of land, consisting of upland and lands under water,

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