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another line drawn parallel with Lombardy Street; distant forty-four (44) feet seven and one-quarter (714) inches northerly therefrom; running thence northerly parallel with Porter Avenue forty (40) feet nine and one-half (912) inches to the northerly line of said old road; thence southwesterly along said northerly line of said road fifty-one (51) feet to a point formed by the intersection of a line drawn parallel with Porter Avenue distant one hundred and fifty (150) feet westerly therefrom, with another line drawn parallel with Lombardy Street, distant seventy-five (75) feet four and three-quarter (494) inches northerly therefrom; running thence southerly parallel with Porter Avenue forty (40) feet nine and one-half (972) inches to the southerly line of said old road, which point is also distant thirty-four (34) feet seven and one-quarter (744) inches northerly from the northerly line of Lombardy Street, on a line measured at right angles thereto, and thence northeasterly along the southerly line of said

road fifty-one (51) feet to the point or place of beginning, -and be it further

Resolved, That, pursuant to the provisions of section 205 of the Greater New York Charter, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby authorize a release to George Blank, No. 706 Macon Street, Borough of Brooklyn, of the interest of the City of New York in and to the property hereinabove in this resolution bounded and described, in consideration of the sum of one hundred and one dollars ($101) plus the additional charge of twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) for the preparation of the necessary papers.

The release to contain the following terms and conditions:

That the grantee waive any and all claim for damages arising out of the closing of the street or avenue.

That the grantee is the owner of the land fronting on the section of the street or avenue to be conveyed.

The deed not to be delivered until the grantee has paid whatever taxes and assessments are liens against the premises to be conveyed.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

Petition of the Beadel Realty Company for a Release of the City's Interest

in a Strip of Land Formerly Contained Within the Lines of the Old Road to Newtown in the Borough of Brooklyn. The following petition was received:

In the matter of the application of Beadel Realty Company, a corporation created and existing under and by virtue of the Laws of the State of New York, for a quit claim deed from the City of New York

to certain premises situated in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York City. To the Honorable Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of the City of New York:

The petition of Beadel Realty Company respectfully shows:

I. That your petitioner is a corporation duly Organized under and by virtue of the Laws of the State of New York, with its principal place of business at 129 Front Street, in the Borough of Manhattan, City and State of New York, and is the owner in fee of the premises described as follows, to wit:

All those certain plots, pieces or parcels of land situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York City, bounded and described as follows, to wit:

First Parcel : Beginning at a point located on the northerly side of Lombardy Street, distant one hundred (100) feet easterly from the northeasterly corner of Vandervoort Avenue and the said Lombardy Street; running thence northerly parallel witi Vandervoort Avenue one hundred (100) feet; thence easterly parallel with Lombardy Street twenty-five (25) feet; thence southerly again parallel with Vandervoort avenue one hundred (100) feet to the northerly side of Lombardy Street and thence westerly along the northerly side of Lombardy Street twenty-five (25) feet to the point or place of beginning

Second Parcel: Beginning at a point located on the northerly side of Lombardy Street, distant two hundred (200) feet easterly from the northeasterly corner of Vandervoort Avenue and the said Lombardy Street; running thence northerly parallel with Vandervoort Avenue one hundred (100) feet; thence easterly parallel with Lombardy Street twenty-five (25) feet; thence southerly again parallel with Vandervoort Avenue one hundred (100) feet to the northerly side of Lombardy Street and thence westerly along the northerly side of Lombardy Street twenty-five (25) feet to the point or place of beginning.

Third Parcel : Beginning at a point located on the northerly side of Lombardy Street, distant three hundred (300) feet easterly from the northeasterly corner of Vandervoort Avenue and the said Lombardy Street; running thence northerly parallel with Vandervoort Avenue one hundred (100) feet; thence easterly parallel with Lombardy Street one hundred (100) feet to the westerly side of Porter Avenue; thence southerly along the westerly side of Porter Avenue one hundred (100) feet to the

therly side of Lombardy Street, and thence westerly along the northerly side ci Lombardy Street one hundred (100) feet to the point or place of beginning. -which premises are more fully shown on the survey made by the Meserole City Surveying Company, dated February 8, 1916, and hereto annexed and marked Ex. hibit A. .... II. That the title of your petitioner to said premises is derived through the following deed, to wit :

Albert J. Akin and Gwendolyn W., his wife, to Beadel Realty Company. Deed. Bargain and Sale. Dated May 7, 1909. Acknowledged May 7, 1909. Recorded, Kings County Register's office, May 8, 1909, Liber 3141, C., p. 336, Section

10, Blocks 2819 and others. Consideration, $1 and other valuable; —which deed conveys the premises above described and other property.

III. That said properties are also designated on the tax maps of the Borough of Brooklyn, City and State of New York, as Lots Nos. 25, 27, 32, 36, in Section 10 Block 2819, and your petitioner also states that all taxes and assessments against said premises have been paid to date.

IV. That your petitioner further shows that by reference to the survey heretu annexed and marked Exhibit A, the lines of an old road designated as "Old Road to Newtown” passes across the premises in question.

V. That your petitioner further claims that the title of the City of New York to that portion of the premises lying within the lines of the "Old Road to Newtown and as indicated on survey above referred to, is a mere cloud upon the title of your petitioner to said premises, and a hindrance to its ownership thereof, and your petitioner does not by this petition or by anything herein contained acknowledge tha! the City of New York, or any one else, has any interest in or title to said premises or any part thereof.

VI. That your petitioner further shows that it is informed and believes tha: numerous releases or quit claim deeds have been executed by the City of New York : the owners of properties abutting upon or lying on both sides of the "Old Road to Newtown" in the same manner as the property hereinabove described, upon payment of the nominal sum of one dollar ($l) and one hundred dollars ($100) to cover expenses.

Wherefore your petitioner prays that a quit claim deed or release in the form customary in such cases be granted to it of premises described as follows, to wit:

All those three certain plots, pieces or parcels of land situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, City and State of New York, in Block 2819 and as shown on the survey of the Meserole City Surveying Company, dated February 1916, as lying within the lines of the "Old Road to Newtown" and bounded and described as follows, to wit:

First Plot-Beginning at a point formed by the intersection of a line drawi parallel with Vandervoort avenue and distant one hundred feet easterly therefrom with another line drawn parallel with Lombardy street and distant four teet seven and one-quarter inches northerly therefrom; running thence norther. parallel with Vandervoort avenue forty (40) feet nine and one-half (9%) inchei to the northerly line of said “Old Road to Newtown;" thence northeasterly alors said northerly line of said road twenty-five (25) feet six (6) inches to a poin: formed by the intersection of a line drawn parallel with Vandervoort avente and distant one hundred and twenty-five feet easterly therefrom with another line drawn parallel with Lombardy street and distant fifty feet four and threequarter inches northerly therefrom; running thence southerly parallel with Vander voort avenue forty (40) feet nine and one-half (912) inches to the southern line of said old road, which point is also distant nine feet seven and one-quarter inches northerly from the northerly line of Lombardy street on a line measure at right angles thereto, and thence southwesterly along the southerly line of the said old road twenty-five (25) feet six (6) inches to the point or place of bent ning; containing by estimation one thousand and twenty (1,020) square feet.

Second Plot-Beginning at a point formed by the intersection of a line drawn parallel with Vadervoort avenue and distant two hundred feet eastery therefrom with another line drawn parallel with Lombardy street and distan twenty-four feet seven and one-quarter inches northerly therefrom; runnen thence northerly parallel with Vandervoort avenue forty (40) feet nine and of half (91/2) inches to the northerly line of said "Old Road to Newtown;" there's northeasterly along said northerly line of said road twenty-five (25) feet six (

inches to a point formed by the intersection of a line drawn parallel with Vandervoort avenue and distant two hundred and twenty-five feet easterly therefrom, with another line drawn parallel with Lombardy street and distant seventy feet four and three-quarter inches northerly therefrom; running thence southerly parallel with Vandervoort avenue forty (40) feet nine and one-half (972) inches to the southerly line of said old road, which point is also distant twenty-nine feet seven and one-quarter inches northerly from the northerly line of Lombardy street on a line measured at right angles thereto, and thence southwesterly along the southerly line of the said old road twenty-five (25) feet six (6) inches to the point or place of beginning; containing by estimation one thousand and twenty (1,020) square feet.

Third Plot-Beginning at a point formed by the intersection of a line drawn parallel with Vandervoort avenue and distant three hundred feet easterly therefrom with another line drawn parallel with Lombardy street and distant fortyfour feet seven and one-quarter inches northerly therefrom; running thence northerly parallel with Vandervoort avenue forty (40) feet nine and one-half (992) inches to the northerly line of said "old Road to Newtown;" thence northeasterly along said northerly line of said road seventy-four (74) feet five and one-half (512) inches to its intersection with another line drawn parallel with Lombardy street and distant one hundred feet northerly therefrom; thence easterly parallel with Lombardy street twenty-six (26) feet eleven and threequarter (1134) inches to the westerly side of Porter avenue and thence southerly along the westerly side of Porter avenue thirty-five (35) feet four and threequarter (434) inches to the southerly line of the "Old Road to Newtown” and which point is also distant sixty-four feet seven and one-quarter inches northerly from the northwesterly corner of Lombardy street and Porter avenue, and thence southwesterly along the southerly line of said old road one hundred and two (102) feet to the point or place of beginning ; containing by estimation four

thousand and six and 41-100 (4,006 41-100) square feet; —and that your petitioner may have such other and further relief as may be just and equitable in the premises; and your petitioner will forever pray.

Dated, Borough of Manhattan, New York City, February , 1916. (Seal.)

BEADEL REALTY COMPANY, by Walter J. VREELAND, Secretary. City and State of New York, Borough of Manhattan, County of New York, ss.:

Walter J. Vreeland, being duly sworn, says that he is the secretary of Beadel Realty Company, the petitioner above named; that he has read the foregoing petition and knows the contents thereof, and the same is true of his own knowledge, except as to the matters therein stated to be alleged upon information and belief, and as to those matters he believes it to be true.

The reason why this verification is made by deponent and not by the petitioner in person is that the petitioner is a corporation and incapable of making the same the source of deponent's information and the grounds of his belief as to the facts not herein stated of knowledge are the possession of the deeds and survey belonging to said Company, and statements made to him by its employees.

WALTER J. VREELAND. Sworn to before me this 25th day of February, 1916.

FRANK ANDERSON, Commissioner of Deeds, City of New York, residing in Kings County. Certificate filed, Kings County Clerk, No. 2A; Kings County Reg., No. 8000; New York County Reg. No. 18001; New York County Clerk, No. 2. Commission expires January 18, 1918.

In connection therewith the Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

July 12, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-I am in receipt of a petition to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund from the Beadel Realty Company, stating that it is the owner of a certain piece of land located at Lombardy Street and Porter Avenue, Borough of Brooklyn. Included therein are certain strips of land which were formerly contained within the lines of the old road to Newtown, and said Company requests a release of the City's interest in the same.

The value of the City's interest in these premises is, in my opinion, not more than $700, which amount the attorneys for the petitioner have agreed to pay.

I therefore respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt the attached resolution.

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

Whereas, The Beadel Realty Company, in a petition to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, requests a release of the City's interest in certain strips of land in the old road to Newtown, Borough of Brooklyn,

Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby determine that the land described as follows is not needed for any public use:

All those three certain plots, pieces or parcels of land situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, City and State of New York, in Block 2819 and as shown on the survey of the Meserole City Surveying Company, dated February 8, 1916, as lying within the lines of the "Old Road to Newtown" and bounded and described as follows, to wit:

Parcel I. Beginning at a point formed by the intersection of a line drawn parallel with Vandervoort Avenue and distant one hundred feet easterly therefrom with another line drawn parallel with Lombardy Street and distant four feet seves and one-quarter inches northerly therefrom; running thence northerly parallel with Vandervoort Avenue forty (40) feet nine and one-half (912) inches to the northerly line of said "Old Road to Newtown;" thence northeasterly along said northerly line of said road twenty-five (25) feet six (6) inches to a point formed by the intersection of a line drawn parallel with Vandervoort Avenue and distant one hundred and twenty-five feet easterly therefrom with another line drawn parallel with Lombardy Street and distant fifty feet four and threequarter inches northerly therefrom; running thence southerly parallel with Vandervoort Avenue forty (40) feet nine and one-half (912) inches to the southeriy line of said old road, which point is also distant nine feet seven and one-quarter inches northerly from the northerly line of Lombardy Street on a line measured at right angles thereto, and thence southwesterly along the southerly line of the said old road twenty-five (25) feet six (6) inches to the point or place of beginning; containing by estimation one thousand and twenty (1,020) square feet

Parcel II. Beginning at a point formed by the intersection of a line drawn parallel with Vandervoort Avenue and distant two hundred feet easterly therefrom with another line drawn parallel with Lombardy Street and distant twenty-four fec: seven and one-quarter inches northerly therefrom; running thence northerly parallel with Vandervoort Avenue forty (40) feet nine and one-half (974) inches to the northerly line of said “Old Road to Newtown;" thence northeasterly along said northerly line of said road twenty-five (25) feet six (6) inches to a point formed by the intersection of a line drawn parallel with Vandervoort Are nue and distant two hundred and twenty-five feet easterly therefrom, with another line drawn parallel with Lombardy Street and distant seventy feet fou and three-quarter inches northerly therefrom; running thence southerly parallel with Vandervoort Avenue forty (40) feet nine and one-half (912) inches to the southerly line of said old road, which point is also distant twenty-nine feet seven and one-quarter inches northerly from the northerly line of Lombardy Street on a line measured at right angles thereto, and thence southwesterly along the southerly line of the said old road twenty-five (25) feet six (6) inches to the point or place of beginning; containing by estimation one thousand and twenty (1,020) square feet.

Parcel III. Beginning at a point formed by the intersection of a line drawn paralld with Vandervoort Avenue and distant three hundred feet easterly therefrom with another line drawn parallel with Lombardy Street and distant forty-four feet seven and one-quarter inches northerly therefrom; running thence northerly parallel with Vandervoort Avenue forty (40) feet nine and one-half (94) inches to the northerly line of said "Old Road to Newtown;" thence northeasterly along said northerly line of said road seventy-four (74) feet five and one-half (54 inches to its intersection with another line drawn parallel with Lombardy Street and distant one hundred feet northerly therefrom; thence easterly parallel with Lombardy Street twenty-six (26) feet eleven and three-quarter (1134) incho to the westerly side of Porter Avenue and thence southerly along the westerly side of Porter Avenue thirty-five (35) feet four and three-quarter (434) inches to the southerly line of the "Old Road to Newtown," and which point is also distant sixty-four feet seven and one-quarter inches northerly from the nort: westerly corner of Lombardy Street and Porter Avenue, and thence southwesterly along the southerly line of said old road one hundred and two (102) feet to the

point or place of beginning; containing by estimation four thousand and six

and 41-100 (4,006 41-100) square feet. -and be it further

Resolved, That, pursuant to the provisions of section 205 of the Greater New York Charter, as amended, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby authorize a release to the Beadel Realty Company of No. 129 Front Street, Borough of Manhattan, of the City's interest in and to the property hereinabove in this resolution bounded and described, in consideration of the sum of seven hundred dollars ($700), plus the additional charge of twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) for the preparation of the necessary papers.

The release to contain the following terms and conditions:

That the grantee waive any and all claim for damages arising out of the closing of the street or avenue.

That the grantee is the owner of the land fronting on the section of the street or avenue to be conveyed.

The deed not to be delivered until the grantee has paid whatever taxes and assessments are liens against the premises to be conveyed.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

Petition of the Howard Estates Development Company for a Release of the City's Interest in Blocks 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38, in the Borough of Queens. The following petition was received :

In the matter of the application of the Howard Estates Development Company to acquire title to lands lying within Blocks 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38, on Map A, of the Howard Estates, attached to the petition of the Howard Estates Development Company dated July 31, 1914,

heretofore filed herein. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of the City of New York:

The supplemental petition of the Howard Estates Development Company respectfully shows and alleges :

First: That your petitioner filed with your honorable body a petition under date of July 31, 1914, wherein your petitioner prayed, among other things, for the removal of cloud upon title to the premises more particularly described therein and for the settlement and establishment of all boundary lines upon which a dispute might at any time arise, and asking that The City of New York execute and deliver to your petitioner a release or such other instrument as it may be advised of such interest or claim as The City of New York now has or asserts or at any time may have had in the lots lying within the boundary lines of the premises therein described and for such other and further relief as in its judgment may seem just and proper.

Second: That subsequent to the filing of said petition, as aforesaid, your petitioner under date of November 5, 1914, withdrew from consideration so much of said petition as affected Blocks 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 on Map A of the Howard Estates Development Company annexed thereto, for the reason that it was advised by the Corporation Counsel of The City of New York that a part of said blocks were below the high water mark of Mud Split and Hawtree Creek and part were within the lines of Hawtree Basin as laid down on the proposed plan for the improvement of Jamaica Bay and over which The City of New York had no jurisdiction.

Third: That the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York has certified to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of The City of New York that the only interest which The City of New York now has, or at any time had, in the premises described in said original petition (excepting therefrom Blocks 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38, as aforesaid) was a mere cloud upon title and advising said Commissioners that a release to the Howard Estates Development Company could be executed and delivered in accordance with the said petittion pursuant to title 4. section 205 of the Charter of The City of New York as amended and since said certification, as aforesaid, by the Corporation Counsel of The City of New York said City of New York has executed such release to said Howard Estates Development Company and your petitioner has released and ceded to The City of New York all of its streets as improved and included in said property.

Fourth: That subsequent to the filing of said petition and the withdrawal of said blocks from consideration therein, as aforesaid, your petitioner filed with the Secretary of War of the United States a petition whereby it sought to have the lines of Hawtree Basin as laid down on said plan for the improvement of Jamaica Bay shifted to the easterly line of said Blocks 34, 35 and 36 and a straight line in continuation thereof as laid down on Map A of the said Howard Estates for reasons stated, and that a copy of said application is hereto attached and marked "Exhibit A." That said

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