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COMMISSIONERS OF THE SINKING FUND OF THE

CITY OF NEW YORK.

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

Room 16, City Hall, at 11 o'clock A. M., on Wednesday, July 26, 1916.

Present: Frank L. Dowling, Acting Mayor; Alexander Brough, Deputy and Acting Comptroller; Milo R. Maltbie, Chamberlain; Francis P. Kenney, Chairman, Finance Committee, Board of Aldermen.

The minutes of the meeting held July 13, 1916, were approved as printed. Dock Department-Lease to the G. W. Thedford Coal Company of Bulkhead

on the Northerly Side of the Pier at the foot of West 54th Street, Borough of Manhattan. The following communication was reecived :

Pier A. North River, July 10, 1916.

Lease to G. W. Thedford Coal Co. Hon. JOHN PURROY MITCHEL, Mayor, and Chairman of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Sir-I beg to recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund approve of and consent to the execution by the Commissioner of Docks of the following described lease:

Lessee: G. W. Thedford Coal Company, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of New York and having an office at 54th Street and North River, Borough of Manhattan, City of New York,

Description of property: Bulkhead beginning at the northerly side of the pier foot of West 54th Street, North River, and extending northerly a distance of about 100.68 feet to the southerly line of the bulkhead leased to Furness, Withy & Company, together with the upland 50 feet in width in the rear of said bulkhead, containing an area of about 5,000 square feet.

Commencement: The lease shall commence on the first day of the month next succeeding the date upon which said lease shall be approved by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund.

Term: Five years, witli privilege of renewal for a further term of five years.

Rental: Rental for the first term shall be $4,020.40 per annum and for the renewal term 10 per cent. advance.

Coal handling appliances: The lessee shall have the privilege of erecting on the premises above described such coal pockets and coal handling appliances as are necessary and approved by the Commissioner of Docks for carrying on its business.

Remaining Terms and Conditions: The remaining terms and conditions of the lease, except insofar as they are inconsistent herewith, shall be the same as those contained in leases of wharf property now used by this Department. Respectfully yours,

R. A C. SMITH, Cominissioner of Docks. In connection therewith the Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

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

Gentlemen-On July 10, 1916, the Commissioner of Docks requested the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund to approve of and consent to the execution by the Commissioner of Docks of a lease to the G. W. Thedford Coal Company for a term of five years, with privilege of renewal for a further term of five years, commencing on the first day of the month next succeeding the date upon which said lease shall be approved by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, at a rental of $4,020.40 per annum for the first term with a ten per cent. advance on the rental for the renewal term, of the bulkhead beginning at the northerly side of the pier foot of West 54th Street, North River, and extending northerly a distance of about 100.68 feet to the southerly line of the bulkhead leased to Furness. Withy & Company, together with the upland 50 feet in width in rear of said bulkhead, containing an area of about 5,000 square feet.

The rental proposed is reasonable and concurring in the terms and conditions ci the proposed lease, I recommend the adoption of the attached resolution approirs the request.

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

Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby approve of as! consent to the execution by the Commissioner of Docks, of a lease to G. W. Thedford Coal Company, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of New York, and having an office at 54th Street and North River, Borough of Manhattan, City of New York, of the bulkhead beginning at the northerly side of the pier foot of West 54th Street, North River, and extending northerly a distance of about 100.68 feet to the southerly line of the bulkhead leased to Furness, Wieb; & Company, together with the upland 50 feet in width in the rear of said bulkhead. containing an area of about 5,000 square feet. The lease to commence on Argust 1st, 1916, and to be for a term of five years with privilege of renewal for a furthe: term of five years. The rental for the first term shall be $4,020.40 per annum, and for the renewal term 10% advance on the rental for the preceding term. The lesser shall have the privilege of erecting on the premises above described such coal pockes and coal handling appliances as are necessary and approved by the Commissioner o Docks for carrying on its business. The remaining terms and conditions of the lease, except insofar as they are inconsistent herewith, shall be the same as those contained in leases of wharf property now used by the Department of Docks and Ferries.

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

Dock Department-Lease to the United States Steel Products Company, of the Marginal Street Area Between 28th and 29th Streets, South Brooklyn. The following communication was received from the Commissioner of Docks

Pier A, North River, July 21, 1916. Hon. John PURROY MITCHEL, Mayor and Chairman of the Commissioners of the Sizeing Fund:

Dear Sir-I beg to recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund afprove of and consent to the execution by the Commissioner of Docks of the follosing described lease

Lessee-United States Steel Products Company.

Description of property-Beginning at a point in the westerly prolongation of the northerly side of 29th Street 50 feet west of the westerly side of Second Arents and running thence westerly in the westerly prolongation of the northerly side of 2% Street 350 feet; thence northerly and parallel with Second Avenue about 2006 feet to the bulkhead built along the westerly prolongation of the southerly side 28th Street; thence eastwardly and along said bulkhead to its intersection with a line drawn 50 feet west of and parallel with the westerly side of Second Avenue; thence southwardly and parallel with Second Avenue about 200.35 feet to the point or place of beginning. Comprising an area of about 70,123 square feet. Together with the right to use such portion of the 28th Street Basin abutting upon premises as belongs to The City of New York; and also the right of ingress and egress along a roadway about 50 feet in width on the southerly side of said property.

Term-The lease shall begin on the same date and be for a period co-terminus with the lease to the United States Steel Products Company of the pier to be belt at or near the foot of 29th Street, Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York which lease was approved by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund at a meeting bei May 5, 1915, with a privilege of two renewals of 10 years each.

Rental-Rental for the first term shall be at the rate of $10,518.45 pes 2001 and for each renewal term 10 per cent, advance on the rental for the precaires et

Structures, The lessee shall have the privilege of erecting and maintaining the term of the lease, or any renewal thereof, warehouses and other structure accordance with plans to be submitted to and approved by the Chief Engineers Department.

The remaining terms and conditions of the lease to be the same as those on tained in leases of similar property now used by this Department. Very truly poo

R. A. C. SMITH, Commissioner of books.. In connection therewith the Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the 2 lowing report and offered the following resolution

New York, July To the Honorable the (>PREPRISSI »ners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-On July 21, 1910, the Commissioner of Docks requested the war. of and consent to the execution by the Commissioner of Docks of a bex

United States Steel Products Co. for 70,123 square feet of upland in the Borough of Brooklyn, bounded north by 28th Street and south by 29th Street, on the east by a line parallel to and 50 feet west of the westerly side of Second Avenue, and on the west by a line parallel to and 400 feet west of the westerly side of Second Avenue, comprising a plot 350 by 200.35 feet. Together with the right to use such portion of the 28th Street Basin abutting upon premises as belongs to The City of New York

The lease to begin on the same date and be for a period co-terminous with a lease to the United States Steel Products Co. with a pier to be built at or near the foot of 29th St., Borough of Brooklyn, which lease was approved by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund at a meeting held May 5, 1915, with a privilege of two renewals of 10 years each.

The rental for the first term to be at the rate of $10,518.45 per annum, and for each renewal term, 10 per cent. advance on the rental for the preceding term, the lessee to have the privilege of erecting and maintaining during the term of the lease, or any renewal thereof, warehouses and other structures in accordance with plans to be submitted to and approved by the Chief Engineer of the Department of Docks and Ferries.

The remaining terms and conditions of the lease to be the same as those contained in similar leases now used by the Department of Docks and Ferries.

The rental of proposed lease is considered just and reasonable and concurring in the other terms recommended by the Commissioner of Docks, I advise 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 and consent to the execution, by the Commissioner of Docks, of a lease to the United States Steel Products Company, a corporation organized under the Laws of the State of New Jersey, having its offices at 30 Church Street, New York City, of the following described property in the Borough of Brooklyn:

Beginning at a point in the westerly prolongation of the northerly side of 29th Street, 50 feet west of the westerly side of Second Avenue and running thence westerly in the westerly prolongation of the northerly side of 29th Street 350 feet; thence northerly and parallel with Second Avenue about 200.35 feet to the bulkhead built along the westerly prolongation of the southerly side of 28th Street; thence eastwardly and along said bulkhead to its intersection with a line drawn 50 feet west of and parallel with the westerly side of Second Avenue; thence southwardly and parallel with Second Avenue about 200.35 feet

to the point or place of beginning. Comprising an area of about 70,123 square feet. -together with the right to use such portion of the 28th Street basin abutting upon premises as belongs to the City of New York; and also the right of ingress and egress along a roadway about 50 feet in width on the southerly side of said property.

The lease to begin on the same date and to be for a period coterminus with the lease to the United States Steel Products Company of the pier to be built at or near the foot of 29th Street, Borough of Brookiyn, City of New York, which lease was approved by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund at a meeting held May 5, 1915, with a privilege of two renewals of ten years each. The rental for the irst term to be at the rate of $10,518.45 per annum and for each renewal term 10% idvance on the rental for the preceding term.

The lessee to have the privilege of erecting and maintaining during the term of the lease, or any renewal thereof, warehouses and other structures in accordance vith plans to be submitted to and approved by the Chief Engineer of the Department of Docks and Ferries.

The remaining terms and conditions of the lease to be the same as those contained n leases of similar property now used by the Department of Docks and Ferries.

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

Loard of Education-Renewal of Lease for, of Premises on Walworth Street

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

July 20, 1916. o the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-The Secretary of the Board of Education, in a communication to our Board under date of April 20, 1916, states that at a meeting of the Board of ducation held April 12, 1916, a resolution was adopted requesting the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund to adopt a resolution approving of and consenting to the execution by the Board of Education of a renewal of the lease of the two one-story buildings on Walworth Street, near Myrtle Avenue, Borough of Brooklyn, Oscuro. as an annex to Public School 54, for a period from July 1, 1916, to July 1, 1918, with the privilege of renewal thereafter for one or two years, at an annual rental of $u the City to assume the water tax.

These premises have been rented by the City at an annual rental oi $70, the owner paying water rates; but he requests that the City pay the water rates in this renewal, and agrees to a reduction in rental from $720 to $700 a year.

I therefore respectfully recommend, the rent being reasonable and just, that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution approving of and consentirá to the execution by the Board of Education of a renewal of the lease of the time one-story buildings on the plot of land beginning at a point on the easterly line of Walworth Street, Brooklyn, distant 51 feet 10 inches southerly froin the southeasteri: corner of Myrtle Avenue and Walworth Street, and running thence southerly alom the easterly line of Walworth Street 60 feet; thence easterly and parallel with southerly line of Myrtle Avenue 50 feet; thence northerly and parallel with tis easterly line of Walworth Street 60 feet; thence westerly and again parallel with the southerly line of Myrtle Avenue 50 feet to the point or place of beginning, occup as an annex to Public School 54, for a period from July 1, 1916, to July 1, 1918, WI the privilege of renewal thereafter for one or two years, at an annual rental . $700, the City to assume the water tax. Owner, John V. Gannon, 913 Bedford Are Brooklyn. Respectfully,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby approve of ar, consent to the execution, by the Board of Education, of a renewal of the leaze ! the City, of the two one-story buildings on the plot of land beginning at a poin: the easterly line of Walworth Street, Borough of Brooklyn, distant 51 feet 10 inch southerly from the southeasterly corner of Myrtle Avenue and Walworth Street, 2. running thence southerly along the easterly line of Walworth Street 60 feet; toe. easterly and parallel with the southerly line of Myrtle Avenue 50 feet; thence por: erly and parallel with the easterly line of Walworth Street 60 feet; thence western and again parallel with the southerly line of Myrtle Avenue 50 feet to the point place of beginning, occupied as an annex to Public School 54, for a period from :: 1, 1916, to July 1, 1918, with the privilege of renewal thereafter for one or two years. at an annual rental of seven hundred dollars ($700), the City to assume the rail tax. Owner, John V. Gannon; the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund deeming time said rent fair and reasonable, and that it would be for the interests of the City to such lease be made.

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

Board of Education-Renewal of Lease for, of Premises No. 544 East 147

Street, Borough of The Bronx. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offer the following resolution :

July 21, 1916 To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-The Secretary of the Board of Education, in a communication vour Board under date of July 13, 1916, states that at a meeting of the Board Education held July 12, 1916, a resolution was adopted requesting the Commissior", of the Sinking Fund to approve of and consent to the execution by the Board Education of a renewal of the lease of the premises 544 East 147th Street, Borce of The Bronx, occupied as an annex to Public School 27, for a period of one yer from July 1, 1916, at an annual rental of $612, and otherwise upon the same teras and conditions as contained in the existing lease.

The Comptroller, in a communication to your Board under date of June 11, 1915 recommended a renewal of this lease for a period of one year from July 1, S. at an annual rental of $612, the same as now asked, and said report was approve! and renewal authorized at a meeting of your Board held June 16, 1915.

I therefore respectfully recommend, the rent being reasonable and just and same as previously paid, and the City being a holdover tenant, that the Commissioned of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution approving of and consenting to the execut: by the Board of Education of a renewal of the lease of the premises 544 East 14th Street, Borough of The Bronx, occupied as an annex to Public School 27, ici : period of one year from July 1, 1916, at an annual rental of $612, and otherwise mpe* the same terms and conditions as those contained in the lease which expired on July 1, 1916. Owner, John Kicherer, 544 East 147th Street, Borough of The Bronx.

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

Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby approve of and consent to the execution, by the Board of Education, of a renewal of the lease to the City, of the premises No. 544 East 147th Street, Borough of The Bronx, occupied as an annex to Public School 27, for a period of one year from July 1, 1916, at an annual rental of six hundred and twelve dollars ($612), and otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the lease which expired July 1, 1916. Owner, John Kicherer; 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.

Board of Education-Renewal of Lease for, of Stores at Nos. 1645, 1647 and

1649 Eighty-sixth Street, Borough of Brooklyn. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

July 24, 1916. To the Honorable, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-The Secretary of the Board of Education, in a communication to your Board under date of July 13, 1916, states that at a meeting of the Board of Education held July 12, 1916, a resolution was adopted requesting the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund to adopt a resolution approving of and consenting to the execution by the Board of Education of a renewal of the lease of the stores at 1645-1647-1649 Eighty-sixth Street, Borough of Brooklyn, occupied as an annex to Public School 163, for a period of one year from July 1, 1916, at an annual rental of $1,350, and otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease.

The Comptroller, in a communication to your Board under date of July 10, 1915, recommended a renewal of this lease for a period of one year from July 1, 1915, at a rental of $1,350 a year, the same as now asked, and said report was approved and renewal authorized at a meeting of your Board held July 15, 1915.

I, therefore, respectfully recommend, the rent being reasonable and just and the same as previously paid, and the City being a holdover tenant, that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution approving of and consenting to the execution by the Board of Education of a renewal of the lease of the stores at 1645-1647-1649 Eighty-sixth Street, Borough of Brooklyn, occupied as an annex to Public School 163, for a period of one year from July 1, 1916, with the privilege of renewal for an additional year thereafter, at an annual rental of $1,350, and otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the lease which expired on July 1, 1916; owner, Etta Ehrlich, 8714 Twenty-first Avenue, Borough of Brooklyn.

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

Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby approve of and consent to the execution, by the Board of Education, of a renewal of the lease to he City, of the stores at Nos. 1645-1647-1649 Eighty-sixth Street, Borough of Brookyn. occupied as an annex to Public School 163, for a period of one year from July 1. 1916, with the privilege of renewal for an additional year thereafter, at an annual ental of thirteen hundred and fifty dollars ($1,350), and otherwise upon the same erms and conditions as contained in the lease which expired July 1. 1916. Owner, Etta Ehrlich; the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund deeming the said rent fair and easonable, 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 oting in the affirmative.

Department of Plant and Structures-Renewal of Lease for. of a Strio of Land

Required for a Temporary Bridge Over the Hutchinson River on the Northeasterly Side of Fisher's Landing Road Near the corner of Old Boston Road, in the Borough of The Bronx.

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

July 24, 1916. o the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-The Commissioner of the Department of Plant and Structures, in communication to your Board under date of July 7. 1916, requests a renewal of the ase of the plot of land lying between Fisher's Landing Road and Hutchinson River,

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