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monthly renewals thereafter upon the same terms and conditions, for a period not to exceed one year, at an annual rental of six hundred dollars ($600), payable quarterly; the lessor to pay taxes and to agree that all the structures and filling placed on the leased property by the City shall remain thereon at the expiration of the lease or any renewal thereof; lessor, Henry Ruhl; the Commmissioners 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 unanimously adopted.

Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity-Renewal of Lease for, of

Plot of Ground at Flushing, Borough of Queens, Used in Connection with the Flushing Pumping Station.

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

January 8, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen–The Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, in a communication to your Board under date of December 16, 1915, requests a renewal of the lease of the plot of ground at Flushing, Borough of Queens, used in connection with the Flushing Pumping Station, for a period of two years from February 15, 1910, at an annual rental of $25.

The Comptroller in a communication to your Board under date of March 3, 1911, recommended this lease for a term of five years from February 15, 1911, at an annual rental of $25, the same as now asked, and said report was approved and lease authorized at a meeting of your Board held March 8, 1911.

I therefore respectfully recommend, the rent being reasonable and just and the same as previously paid, that the Commisisoners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing a renewal of the lease of the following described property, situate in Flushing, in the Third Ward of the Borough of Queens, bounded and described as follows:

All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land beginning at a jog in the northerly property line of the Long Island Railroad Company, distant 202 feet west of the westerly property line of the City of New York measured along said property line, and running thence westerly along said northerly property line 1,500 feet; thence southerly at right angles to said northerly property line 25 feet; thence easterly and parallel with said northerly property line about 1,500 feet to a point in range with said jog, and thence northeasterly following said jog about 25 feet to the

point or place of beginning. -for a term of two years from February 15, 1916, at an annual rental of $25, payable semi-annually, the premises to be used by the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity only as a site for wells and pipes in connection with adjacent pumping station, the City to save the Railroad Company harmless from and against all claims for damages arising through the exercise of any right granted or conferred to the City by the Railroad Company under the lease, and to keep whatever buildings it may erect upon the demised premises in good condition, and allow the Railroad Company access to the property for the purpose of inspecting the same; the Railroad Company to have the right at any time to reconstruct its line of railroad over part or all of the demised premises ; to remove any and all structures which may be located thereon and to cover over any and all wells which have been sunk. If, in the event of the Railroad Company exercising this right the City is still able to operate the wells and pipes, the lease shall not be affected.

The lease to contain a further clause whereby it may be cancelled by either party upon six months' notice in writing, the lessee to pay all taxes, water rates and assessments on the premises included in this lease, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease. Lessor, Long Island Railroad Company, Room 316, Pennsylvania Station. 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 the following described property situate in Flushing, in the Third Ward of the Borough of Queens, bounded and described as follows:

All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land beginning at a jog in the northerly property line of the Long Island Railroad Company, distant 202 feet west of the westerly property line of the City of New York measured along said property line, and running thence westerly along said northerly property line 1,500 feet; thence southerly at right angles to said northerly property line 25 feet; the same terms and conditions, at an annual rental of two thousand seven hundred dollars ($2,700), payable quarterly; the lessor to pay taxes and water rates and furnish electric light, steam heat, elevator and janitor service, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease; lessor, Alumnæ Association of the Bellevue Training School for Nurses; 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 report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

Bridge Department-Renewal of Lease for, of Certain Property Lying East of

Westchester Creek and North of East 177th Street, Borough of The Bronx, Occupied by the Easterly Approach to the Temporary Unionport Bridge.

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

January 8, 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 December 9, 1915, requests a renewal of the lease of certain property lying east of Westchester Creek and north of East 177th Street, Borough of the Bronx, for a period of nine months from March 1, 1916, with privilege of monthly renewals for a period not to exceed nine months, at a rental of $600 per annum, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the present lease.

This property is at present occupied by the easterly approach of the temporary Unioriport Bridge, and it will be necessary to retain these premises until the new permanent Unionport Bridge is built and the temporary bridge removed. The bids for the construction of the new bridge were opened on December 9, 1915, but the contract has not been awarded as yet.

The Comptroller in a communication to your Board under date of December 29, 1914, recommended a renewal of this lease for a period of one year from March 1. 1915, with the privilege of monthly renewals thereafter on the same terms and conditions, for a period not exceeding one year, at an annual rental of $600, the same as now asked, and said report was approved and renewal of lease authorized at a meeting of your Poard held January 6, 1915.

I thereiore 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 to the City, for use of the Department of Bridges, of a strip of land in the Borough of the Bronx, City of New York, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the northerly side of East 177th Street, distant 40 feet westerly from the intersection of the northerly side of East 177th Street with the westerly side of Brush Avenue; thence westerly along the northerly side of East 177th Street 57.735 feet; thence northwesterly along a line making an angle of 60 degrees with the northerly side of East 177th Street 249.516 feet; thence westerly along a line parallel to the northerly side of East 177th Street 29.608 feet to the easterly pierhead and bulkhead line of Westchester Creek, as proposed under a plan sent to the Secretary of War, pursuant to a resolution adopted on October 9. 1913, by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment; thence northerly along said pierhead and bulkhead line 50.01 feet; thence easterly along a line parallel to the northerly side of East 177th Street 59.452 feet; thence southeasterly along a line making an angle of 60 degrees with the northerly side of East 177th Street 307.251 feet to the point or place of beginning, the area of the above de

scribed property being 16,146 square feet, -said lease to be for a period of nine months from March 1, 1916, with the privilege of monthly renewals thereafter on the same terms and conditions, for a period not to exceed one year, at an annual rental of $600, payable quarterly; the lessor to pay taxes and to agree that all the structures and filling placed on the leased property by the City shall remain thereon at the expiration of the lease, or any renewal thereof. Lessor, Henry Ruhl, 650 East 164th Street, Borough of the Bronx. 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 property lying east of Westchester Creek and north of East 177th Street, Borough of The Bronx, occupied by the easterly approach of the temporary Unionport bridge, for use of the Department of Bridges, for a period of nine months from March 1, 1916, with the privilege of monthly renewals thereafter upon the same terms and conditions, for a period not to exceed one year, at an annual rental of six hundred dollars ($600), payable quarterly; the lessor to pay taxes and to agree that all the structures and filling placed on the leased property by the City shall remain thereon at the expiration of the lease or any renewal thereof; lessor, Henry Ruhl; the Commmissioners 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 unanimously adopted.

Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity-Renewal of Lease for, of

Plot of Ground at Flushing, Borough of Queens, Used in Connection with the Flushing Pumping Station.

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

January 8, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen—The Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, in a communication to your Board under date of December 16, 1915, requests a renewal of the lease of the plot of ground at Flushing, Borough of Queens, used in connection with the Flushing Pumping Station, for a period of two years from February 15, 1916, at an annual rental of $25.

The Comptroller in a communication to your Board under date of March 3, 1911, recommended this lease for a term of five years from February 15, 1911, at an annual rental of $25, the same as now asked, and said report was approved and lease authorized at a meeting of your Board held March 8, 1911.

I therefore respectfully recommend, the rent being reasonable and just and the same as previously paid, that the Commisisoners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing a renewal of the lease of the following described property, situate in Flushing, in the Third Ward of the Borough of Queens, bounded and described as follows:

All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land beginning at a jog in the northerly property line of the Long Island Railroad Company, distant 202 feet west of the westerly property line of the City of New York measured along said property line, and running thence westerly along said northerly property line 1,500 feet; thence southerly at right angles to said northerly property line 25 feet; thence easterly and parallel with said northerly property line about 1,500 feet to a point in range with said jog, and thence northeasterly following said jog about 25 feet to the

point or place of beginning. -for a term of two years from February 15, 1916, at an annual rental of $25, payable semi-annually, the premises to be used by the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity only as a site for wells and pipes in connection with adjacent pumping station, the City to save the Railroad Company harmless from and against all claims for damages arising through the exercise of any right granted or conferred to the City by the Railroad Company under the lease, and to keep whatever buildings it may erect upon the demised premises in good condition, and allow the Railroad Company access to the property for the purpose of inspecting the same; the Railroad Company to have the right at any time to reconstruct its line of railroad over part or all of the demised premises; to remove any and all structures which may be located thereon and to cover over any and all wells which have been sunk. If, in the event of the Railroad Company exercising this right the City is still able to operate the wells and pipes, the lease shall not be affected.

The lease to contain a further clause whereby it may be cancelled by either party upon six months' notice in writing: the lessee to pay all taxes, water rates and assessments on the premises included in this lease, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease. Lessor, Long Island Railroad Company, Room 316, Pennsylvania Station, 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 the following described property situate in Flushing, in the Third Ward of the Borough of Queens, bounded and described as follows:

All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land beginning at a jog in the northerly property line of the Long Island Railroad Company, distant 202 feet west of the westerly property line of the City of New York measured along said property line, and running thence westerly along said northerly property line 1,500 feet; thence southerly at right angles to said northerly property line 25 feet; thence easterly and parallel with said northerly property line about 1,500 feet to a point in range with said jog, and thence northeasterly following said jog

about 25 feet to the point or place of beginning. —for a term of two years from February 15, 1916, at an annual rental of twentyfive dollars ($25), payable semi-annually, the premises to be used by the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity only as a site for wells and pipes in connection with adjacent pumping station; the City to save the Long Island Railroad Company harmless from and against all claims for damages arising through the exercise of any right granted or conferred to the City by the Railroad Company under the lease, and to keep whatever buildings it may erect upon the demised premises in good condition, and allow the Railroad Company access to the property for the purpose of inspecting the same; the Railroad Company to have the right at any time to reconstruct its line of railroad 'over part or all of the demised premises; to remove any and all structures which may be located thereon and to cover over any and all wells which have been sunk. If, in the event of the Railroad Company exercising this right, the City is still able to operate the wells and pipes, the lease shall not be affected.

The lease to contain a further clause whereby it may be cancelled by either party upon six months' notice in writing; the lessee to pay all taxes, water rates and assessments on the premises included in this lease, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease. Lessor, Long Island Railroad Company. —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 unanimously adopted.

Armory Board—Renewal of Lease for, of Premises Known as Manor Farm, West

New Brighton, S. 1. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

January 10, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-The Secretary of the Armory Board in a communication to your Board states that at a meeting of the Armory Board held November 5, 1915, a resolution was adopted requesting a renewal of the lease of premises known as Manor Farm, West New Brighton, Staten Island, for a period of one year from January 1, 1916, at an annual rental of $900.

The premises consisting of 11.01 acres, with dwelling, stable and hay barn thereon, are located on the southerly side of Martling Avenue, 568 feet east of Manor Road, Borough of Richmond, and are for use of Troop F, Second Cavalry, N. G. N. Y.

The Comptroller in a communication to your Board under date of February 28, 1913, recommended a lease of these premises for a term of three years from January 1, 1913, at an annual rental of $900, the same as now asked, and said report was approved, and lease authorized at a meeting of your Board held March 5, 1913.

Deeming the rent reasonable and just and it being the same as previously paid, and the City being a holdover tenant, I respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing a lease from Morton W. Smith and Edward Gould Smith, as Executors and Trustees under the last will and testament of Lucy P. Smith, deceased, for use of Troop F, Second Cavalry, N. G. N. Y., of the following described premises in the Borough of Richmond:

Beginning at a point on the southerly side of Martling Avenue, 568 feet east of Manor Road, and running thence easterly along the southerly side of Martling Avenue 530 feet to Slosson Avenue; thence southerly along the westerly side of Slosson Avenue 749 feet 9 inches; thence westerly parallel with Martling Avenue, or nearly so, 444 feet 8 inches; thence northerly at right angles to Martling Avenue 411 feet 6 inches; thence again westerly and parallel with Martling Avenue 720 feet 3 inches to the Manor Road; thence northerly or nearly so along the easterly side of Manor Road 214 feet; thence easterly and parallel to Martling Avenue 563 feet 5 inches; thence northerly at right angles to Martling

Avenue 120 feet to the point or place of beginning, containing 11.01 acres. ---together with the dwelling, stable and hay barn thereon, for a term of one year from January 1, 1916, at an annual rental of $900, payable quarterly; the lessor to pay taxes and to grant the lessee the privilege of making such inside and outside alterations and repairs during occupancy as it may deem necessary; whatever improvements, if

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