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the Sinking Fund authorize the sale at public auction of the premises to be released to him, and the Board of Estimate and Apportionment authorize the purchase by the City of the premises needed.

I therefore respect fully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund authorizes a sale at public auction of all that certain piece or parcel of land situated in the Village of Mt. Kisco, Town of Bedford, County of Westchester and State of New York, known as Parcel No. 2-Sb on Plate No. 165 of the "Atlas of Lands used for Water Supply Purposes in Westchester County," on file in the office of the Commissioner of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, and bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the westerly side of lands of The City of New York, said point being on the northeasterly corner of Parcel No. 2-Sb, which corner is located 435 feet, more or less, southerly along said westerly property line of the lands of The City of New York, from the northerly line of the Village of Mt. Kisco; thence south 81 degrees 28 minutes west 610.10 feet to the easterly boundary of parcel No. 2-B on said plate No. 165; thence south 39 degrees 19 minutes west 74.5 feet along the easterly boundary of said parcel No. 2-B to the southerly boundary of lands of The City of New York; thence north 81 degrees 28 minutes east 648.03 feet to a point; thence northerly at right angles to the last mentioned course, a distance of 50 feet to the point or place of beginning, containing within said bounds 0.722 acre, more or less; it being understood that the City retains to itself an easement ten feet in width through the entire length of the above described premises for the reconstruction, maintenance and repair

of the present sewer line. —at a minimum or upset price of $300, which I deem to be a fair appraisal of the value thereof, and upon the following terms and conditions:

The highest bidder will be required to pay ten per cent. (10%) of the amount of the bid, together with the auctioneer's fees at the time of the sale, and ninety per cent. (90%) upon the delivery of the deed, which shall be within sixty (60) days from the date of the sale.

The deed so delivered shall be in the form of a bargain and sale deed without covenants,

The Comptroller may at his option resell the property if the successful bidder shall fail to comply with the terms of the sale, and the person so failing to comply therewith will be held liable for any deficiency which may result from such resale. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. Respectfully,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. 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 and order a sale at public auction, of all that certain piece or parcel of land situated in the Village of Mount Kisco, Town of Bedford, County of Westchester and State of New York, known as Parcel No. 2-Sb on Plate No. 165 of the "Atlas of Lands used for Water Supply Purposes in Westchester County," on file in the office of the Commissioner of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, and bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the westerly side of lands of the City of New York, said point being on the northeasterly corner of Parcel No. 2-Sb, which corner is located 435 feet, more or less, southerly along said westerly property line of the lands of the City of New York irom the northerly line of the Village of Mt. Kisco; thence south 81 degrees 28 minutes west 610.10 feet to the easterly boundary of Parcel No. 2-B on said plate No. 165; thence south 39 degrees 19 minutes west 74.5 feet along the easterly boundary of said Parcel No. 2-B to the southerly boundary of lands of the City of New York; thence north 81 degrees 28 minutes east 648.03 feet to a point; thence northerly at right angles to the last mentioned course, a distance of 50 feet to the point or place of beginning, containing within said bounds 0.722 acres, more or less; it being understood that the City retains to itself an easement 10 feet in width through the entire length of the above described premises for the reconstruction, maintenance and repair

of the present sewer line, --the minimum or upset price at which said property shall be sold be and is hereby appraised and fixed at the sum of three hundred dollars ($300), and the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized and directed to take the necessary steps for conducting. such sale upon the following terms and conditions.

The highest bidder will be required to pay ten per cent (10%) of the amount of the bid, together with the auctioneer's fees at the time of the sale and ninety per cent (90%) upon the delivery of the deed, which shall be within sixty (60) days from the date of the sale.

The deed so delivered shall be in the form of a bargain and sale deed without covenants.

The Comptroller may at his option resell the property if the successful biddar shall fail to comply with the terms of the sale, and the person so failing to comply therewith will be held liable for any deficiency which may result from such resale.

The right is reserved to reject any and all bids.

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

Sale at Public Auction of the Parcel of Land Located on the Northerly Side of

Carroll Street Running Through to President Street from Hicks to Henry Streets, in the Borough of Brooklyn,

A representative of the Bureau of Municipal Research was heard in opposita to the sale of the property at this time, and a discussion followed as to the upset price fixed and as to its use as a playground.

The Chair put the question as to whether the Board desired to reserve the property for use as a playground or sell it, and it was the sense of the Board that the property should be sold.

The Deputy and Acting Comptroller then presented the following reports and offered the following resolution.

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

Gentlemen- The City of New York is the owner of a parcel of land located on the northerly side of Carroll Street, running through to President Street, between Hits and Henry Streets, Borough of Brooklyn, being about 150 x 200 feet.

I am in receipt of an offer for the purchase of the same at public auction at 2 upset price of $65,000, wlich, to my mind, is its fair and reasonable value.

I therefore respectíully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking For authorize a sale at public auction of the following described property:

All that certain piece or parcel of land with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, City o New York, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the northerly line of Carroll Street, distant 125 litri easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly line of Care roll Street with the easterly line of Hicks Street; running thence northerly a parallel with the easterly line of Hicks Street 200 feet to the southerly linc *** President Street; running thence easterly and along said southerly line of Pet dent Street 150 feet; running thence southerly and again parallel with Hicks Sure 200 feet to the northerly line of Carroll Street; running thence westerly along the

northerly line of Carroll Street 150 feet to the point or place of beginning --at a minimum or upset price of $65,000, which I deem to be a fair appraisal oi value thereof, and upon the following terms and conditions :

The highest bidder will be required to pay ten per cent. (10 ) of the amo of the bid, together with the auctioneer's fees at the time of the sale, and ninety cent. (90,5) upon the delivery of the deed, which shall be within sixty (60) days in a the date of the sale.

The deed so delivered shall be in the form of a bargain and sale deed with covenants.

The Comptroller may at his option resell the property is the successful bidde: shall fail to comply with the terms of the sale, and the person so failing to cont' therewith will be held liable for any deficiency which may result from such resale. The right is reserved to reject and and all bids. Respectfully, ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller

July 24, 1970 To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-At the meeting of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund held.” July 13, 1916, I recommended the sale at public auction of certain premises locke. at President and Carroll Streets, near Henry Street, Borough of Brooklyn, at a mos mum or upset price of $65,000.

At the request of the Bureau of Municipal Research, the disposition thereof 2* laid over until the next meeting. The question raised was whether or not the price was the market value of the premises to be sold. Since then I requested I D Bergen & Son, real estate brokers who have been in business in the neighborbond! these premises since 1881, to appraise the value thereof and have received from the following report:

Hon. William A. PRENDERGAST, Comptroller, City of New York:

Dear Sir-As requested in your letter of July 18th, 1916, we have examined the property described as follows, namely:

All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows to wit:

Beginning at a point on the southerly side of President Street, distant 129 feet westerly from the southwesterly corner of President Street and Henry Street, running thence southerly and parallel with Henry Street 200 feet to the northerly side of Carroll Street; thence westeriy and along the northerly side of Carroll Street 150 feet; thence northerly and again parallel with Henry Street 200 feet to the southerly side of President Street and thence easterly and along the southerly side of President Street 150 feet to the point or place of beginning.

Our value on this land is $40,000, and for the buildings in their present condition would add $23,500 to the value of the land. This makes a total value of sixty-three thousand five hundred ($63,500) dollars.

There are three brown stone houses, each 16.8 front, and five brick houses, each 20 feet front, on the President Street frontage of this property. No. 158 President Street is occupied as a rooming house, and No. 164 President Street is occupied as a two-family house. All the other President Street houses are occupied by four families.

The buildings on the Carroll Street frontage are three brick stables and an old-fashioned one-family dwelling. The buildings are all in a very dilapidated condition, and owing to the great changes in the character of the neighborhood the buildings are not such as could be used to produce the most revenue. Coldwater flats would pay better.

For your information would say that our records show that No. 152 President Street sold íor $6,200; the City paid $8 000 for this house. No. 154 sold in 1903 for $4,450; the City paid for this $8.000. No. 156 sold for $6,250; for this the City paid $9,800. No. 160 sold for $7,500; the City paid $9,900. No. 162 sold for $7.000; the City paid $9.900. In February, 1905. the Produce Exchange Building and Loan Association purchased the property No. 125 and No. 127 Carroll Street at auction for $6,50). The City paid $19,500. The prices given above as paid by the City are not authentic, but newspaper reports of prices the City paid when they took over the property. Yours truly,

(Signed) J. D. H. BERGEN & SON. This report more than confirms my appraisal. I therefore again recommend the sale of the premises in question. Respectfully, ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Compiroller.

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 and order a sale at public auction of a parcel of land located on the northerly side of Carroll Street running through to President Street, between Hicks and Henry Streets, Borough of Brooklyn, bounded and described as follows:

All that certain piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the northerly line of Carroll Street, distant 125 feet easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly line of Carroll Street with the easterly line of Hicks Street; running thence northerly and parallel with the easterly line of Hicks Street 200 feet to the southerly line of President Street; running thence easterly and along said southerly line of President Street 150 feet; running thence southerly and again parallel with Hicks Street 200 feet to the northerly line of Carroll Street; running thence westerly along the northerly line of Carroll Street 150 feet to the point or place of be

ginning. -the minimum or upset price at which said property shall be sold be and is hereby appraised and fixed at the sum of sixty-five thousand dollars ($65,000), and the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized and directed to take the necessary steps for conducting such sale upon the following terms and conditions:

The highest bidder will be required to pay ten (10) per cent. of the amount of the bid, together with the auctioneer's fees at the time of the sale, and ninety (90) per cent. upon the delivery of the deed, which shall be within sixty (60) days from the date of the sale.

The deed so delivered shall be in the form of a bargain and sale deed without covenants.

Tne Comptroller may at his option, resell the property if the successful bidde: shall fail to comply with the terms of the sale, and the person so failing to comply therewith will be held liable for any deficiency which may result from such resale.

The right is reserved to reject any and all bids.

The reports were accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members presen voting in the aftirmative.

Petition of Milton Hirschman for a Release of the City's Interest in the Bed of

Old White Plains Road, Between East 236th Street and White Plains Avenue, Borough of The Bronx.

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-I am in receipt of a petition to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund from Milton Hirshman, requesting a release of the City's interest in the bed of Old White Plains Road, between East 236th Street and White Plains Avenue, Borough of The Bronx, as laid out and acquired by The City of New York. Mr. Hirshman is the owner in fee of Gore 5, Map of Wakefield, and plots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, map of Whitehall Realty Company

The Corporation Counsel in a communication under date of June 9, 1916, states that the City never had more than an easement in said road and that its interest therein is only nominal.

I therefore respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund authorize a release to Milton Hirshman of the City's interest in all that certain piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Borough of The Bronx, City of New York, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point in the northerly line of East 236th Street as widened, distant 25.9 feet easterly from the intersection of the northerly line of East 236th Street, as widened, with the easterly line of White Plains Avenue, as widened; running thence N. 21 degrees, 53 minutes, 20 second E. 88.32 feet to the easterly line of White Plains Avenue as widened; running thence along the easterly line of White Plains Avenue as widened N. 38 degrees 57 minutes, 00 seconds E. 111.57 feet: running thence S. 51 degrees, 03 minutes, 00 seconds E. 27.71 feet; running thence S. 26 degrees, 03 minutes. 45 seconds W. 125.37 feet; running thence S. 21 degrees, 54 minutes, 20 seconds W. 71.62 feet; running thence S. 17 degrees, 06 minutes, 12 seconds W. 5.73 feet to the northerly line of East 236th Street as widened; running thence N. 51 degrees, 03 minutes, 00 seconds W. 52.89 feet along the northerly line of East 236th Street, as widened, to the point

or place of beginning. -in consideration of the sum of $101, plus an additional charge of $12.50 for the prepa. ration 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 as. sessments are liens against the premises to be conveyed. Respectfully,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Whereas, Milton Hirshman, in a petition addressed to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, requests a release of the City's interest in the bed of old White Plains Road, between East 236th Street and White Plains Avenue, Borough of The Bronx, as laid out and acquired by the City of New York.

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

All that certain piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Borough of The Bronx, City of New York, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point in the northerly line of East 236th Street, as widened. distant 25.9 feet easterly from the intersection of the northerly line of E. 236th Street, as widened, with the line of easterly White Plains Avenue, as widened; running thence N. 21 degrees 53 minutes 20 seconds E. 88.32 feet to the easterly line of White Plains Avenue, as widened: running thence along the easterly line of White Plains Avenue, as widened. N. 38 de grees 57 minutes 00 seconds E. 111.57 feet; running thence S. 51 degrees 03 minutes 00 seconds E 27.71 feet; running thence S. 26 degrees 03 minutes 45 seconds W. 125.37 feet; running thence S. 21 degrees 54 minutes 20 seconds W. 71.62 feet; running thence S. 17 degrees 06 minutes 12 seconds W, 5.73 feet to the northerly line of East 236th Street, as widened; running thence N. 51 degrees 03 minutes 00 seconds W. 52.89 feet along the northerly line of East 236th

Street, as widened, 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, as amended, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby authorize a release to Milton Hirshman 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 claims 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 adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity-Communication from, Turn

ing Over as no Longer Required, a Parcel of Land Described as Parcel 1 and Two Frame Buildings Thereon at Rockville Center, Nassau County, The following communication was received:

February 1, 1916. Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, Municipal Building, New York City, N. Y.:

Gentlemen--Owing to a change in the organization of the Watershed, Borough of Brooklyn, two buildings, "A" and "B," on attached map 10636-Z, formerly used as an office and storehouse at Rockville Centre, are no longer required for any purpose by this department, neither have we use for parcel of land (No. 1 on said man), upon which the buildings are located. I, therefore, recommend that they be taken over by you for sale or other disposition, provided, however, that in disposing of parcel No. 1 the following condition be imposed :

"That The City reserves the right to lower the natural ground water level of the said land by the operation of any pumping station now in use or that may be constructed in the future."

I also desire to release a permanent easement for highway purposes across parcel No. 3 on the said map, with the suggestion that this easement be conveyed to the village of Rockville Center and the town of Hempstead for highway purposes. Of course, it is the intention that ample provision be made for perpetuating the City's right of maintaining the existing water pipe line and the right to install and maintain addtonal lines if need therefor should arise in the future.

Technical descriptions of the said parcels, “1” and “3," are enclosed.
Respectfully,

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

July 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, surrenders to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, as being no longer required by the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, the plot of land designated as Parcel No. 1 and two frame buildings thereon, at Rockville Center, Nassau County. He also releases a permanent easement for highway purposes across Parcel No. 3, with the suggestion that this casement be conveyed to the Village of Rockville Center and the Town of Hempstead, both parcels being shown on map 10636-Z of the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, entitled "Map showing property to be sold at Rockville Center, L. I.," these parcels turned over to be subject to certain restrictions contained in the communication from the Commissioner of the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity.

The premises surrendered are located in the Village of Rockville Center, Town of Hempstead. Nassau County, N. Y., and are bounded and described as follows:

Fee to Parcel No. 1. Beginning at a point on the northerly side of the easterly extension of Observer Street, said point being located 163.82 feet measured easterly along the northerly

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