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Beginning at a point in a line, which said line is drawn at right angles to the northerly side of Parker Street and which said line begins at a point on the northerly side of Parker Street, 200 feet westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of Parker Street with the westerly side of De Bevoise Avenue, and which first aforesaid point of beginning is fifty-eight (58) feet northerly on said line from the northerly side of Parker Street; running thence northerly and in continuation of said line and still at right angles to the northerly side of Parker Street, forty-two (42) feet; thence southwesterly and along the northerly line of Woodpoint Road twenty-seven (27) feet to a point; thence running still southwesterly and along the northerly line of Woodpoint Road to a point in a line, which said line is drawn at right angles to the northerly side of Parker Street, and which said line intersects the northerly side of Parker Street at a point 250 feet westerly from the aforementioned corner of DeBevoise Avenue and Parker Street, which last aforesaid point is distant on said line ninetyfive feet northerly from the northerly side of Parker Street; running thence southerly and along the last above mentioned line forty-one (41) feet to a point in said line which is distant fifty-four (54) feet northerly from the said northerly side of Parker Street; thence northeasterly to a point which is distant fifty-seven (57) feet northerly from the northerly side of Parker Street; and thence still

northeasterly twenty-seven feet to the point or place of beginning-in consideration of the sum of $387.50, plus an additional charge of $12.50 for the preparation of the necessary papers. The release to contain the following terms and conditions:

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

That the grantees are the owners of the land fronting on the section of the street or avenue to be conveyed.

The deed not to be delivered until the grantees have paid whatever taxes and assessments are liens against the premises to be conveyed. Respectfully,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.. Whereas, George Buck, in a petition addressed to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, requests a release of the City's interest in certain premises located within the lines of old Wood Point Road, 54 feet northerly from Parker Street and near Debevoise Avenue, 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 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, and bounded and described as follows, to wit:

Beginning at a point in a line, which said line is drawn at right angles to the northerly side of Parker Street, and which said line begins at a point on the northerly side of Parker Street, 200 feet westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of Parker Street with the westely side of DeBevoise Avenue, and which first aforesaid point of beginning is fifty-eight (58) feet northerly on said line from the northerly side of Parker Street; running thence northerly and in continuation of said line and still at right angles to the northerly side of Parker Street, forty-two (42) feet; thence southwesterly and along the northerly line of Woodpoint Road twenty-seven (27) feet to a point; thence running still southwesterly and along the northerly line of Woodpoint Road to a point in a line, which said line is drawn at right angles to the northerly side of Parker Street, and which said line intersects the northerly side of Parker Street at a point 250 feet westerly from the aforementioned corner of DeBevoise Avenue and Parker Street, which last aforesaid point is distant on said line ninety-five feet northerly from the northerly side of Parker Street; running thence southerly and along the last above mentioned line forty-one (41) feet to a point in said line which is distant fifty-four (54) feet northerly from the said northerly side of Parker Street; thence northeasterly to a point which is distant fifty-seven (57) feet northerly from the northerly side of Parker Street; and thence still northeasterly twenty-seven 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, as amended, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby authorize a release to George Buck, Peter Buck and Frank Buck of the interest of the City of New York in and to the property hereinabove in this resolution bounded and de

scribed, in consideration of the sum of three hundred and eighty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($387.50), plus an 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 grantees waive any and all claim for damages arising out of the clusing of the street or avenue.

That the grantees are the owners of the land fronting on the section of the street or avenue to be conveyed.

The deed not to be delivered until the grantees have 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.

Petition of Alois F. Hrdlicka and Mary Hrdlicka for a Release of the City's

Interest in a Strip of Land Included within the Lines of Debevoise Ave., in the Borough of Queens.

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

July 29, 1916 To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-I am in receipt of a communication to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund from Anthony J. Miller, on behalf of Alois F. Hrdlicka and Mary Hrdlicka, in which he states that they are the owners of Lot No. 26, Block No. 91, in the First Ward, Borough of Queens. They request a release of the City's interest in a strip of land 25 feet in width in front of their property.

This 25-foot strip was formerly included within the lines of Debevoise Avenue Title thereto never vested in the City.

I therefore respect fully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund authorize a release to Alois F. Hrdlicka and Mary Hrdlicka of the City's interes in and to the following described premises :

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

Beginning at the corner formed by the northwesterly side of Second Avenue (formerly DeBevoise Avenue), present line, with the southwesterly side of Pleasure Avenue; running thence northwesterly along the southwesterly side of Pleasure Avenue 25 feet; thence southwesterly and parallel with Second Avenue 50 feet. and thence southeasterly and parallel with Pleasure Avenue 25 feet to the northwesterly side of Second Avenue, present line, and thence northeasterly along the present northwesterly side of Second Avenue 50 feet to the point or place of be

ginning. --in consideration of the sum of $1, plus an additional charge of $12.50 for the prepa. ration of the necessary papers. The release to contain the following terms and cor ditions:

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

That the grantees are the owners of the land fronting on the section of the street or avenue to be conveyed.

The deed not to be delivered until the grantees have paid whatever taxes an! assessments are liens against the premises to be conveyed. Respectfully.

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Whereas. Alois F. Hrdlicka and Mary Hrdlicka request a release of the City": interest in a strip of land in front of their property formerly included within the lines of Debevoise Avenue, in the Borough of Queens, and more particulariy hercb. after described.

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

All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in First Ward, Borough of Queens, City of New York, bounded and described 2: follows:

Beginning at the corner formed by the northwesterly side of Second Avenge formerly Debevoise Avenue), present line, with the southwesterly side of Pleasure Avenue; running thence northwesterly along the southwesterly side of Pleasure Avenue 25 feet; thence southwesterly and parallel with Second Avenue 50 feet, and thence southeasterly and parallel with Pleasure Avenue 25 feet to the northwester

side of Second Avenue, present line, and thence northeasterly along the present

northwesterly side of Second Avenue 50 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, as amended, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby authorize a release to Alois F. Hrdlicka and Mary Hrdlicka 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 dollar ($1 ) plus an 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 grantees waive any and all claim for damages arising out of the closing of the street or avenue.

That the grantees are the owners of the land fronting on the section of the street or avenue to be conveyed.

The deed not to be delivered until the grantees have 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.

Petition of Mrs. Louisa Loring for a Release of the City's Interest in a Section

of an Old Road Known as Bennett's Lane, in the Borough of Brooklyn.

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

July 29, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-I am in receipt of a peittion from Mrs. Louisa Loring requesting a release of the City's interest in a section of an old road known as Bennett's Lane, in the Borough of Brooklyn. The premises requested to be released consist of the easterly half of Bennetts Lane, abutting Lot 61, Block 6362, Section 19, Brooklyn, and have been appraised by the Division of Real Estate of this Department at $175.

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

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Whereas, Louisa Loring, in a petition addressed to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, requests a release of the City's interest in a parcel of land forming part of the street formerly laid out and known as Bennetts Lane, Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York, and more particularly hereinafter described.

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 lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Bennetts Lane, so-called, in the Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point in the easterly line of Bennetts Lane, distant 335 feet southerly at right angles from the southerly line of 86th Street; running thence southerly along the easterly line of Bennetts Lane 40 feet 71/2 inches; running thence westerly at right angles to 16th Avenue 16 feet 612 inches to the centre line of Bennetts Lane; running thence northerly along the centre line of Bennetts Lane 40 feet 734 inches; running thence easterly 16 feet 8 inches

to the easterly line of Bennetts Lane 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 Louisa Loring 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 seventy-five dollars ($175), 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 report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

The following matters not on the Calendar were brought up by unanimous consent:

Comptroller Authorized to Pay for Certain Lands on the Westerly Side of Lere

ington Ave., Between E. 2žd and E. 23d Sts., Borough of Manhattan, from the Special Account Created for the Purchase of Real Estate.

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

August 1st, 1916 To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-Pursuant to a resolution adopted by the Board of Estimate ai Apportionment on February 5, 1915, title to certain lands and premises situated on the westerly side of Lexington Avenue, between East 22nd and East 23rd Streets Borough of Manhattan, vested in The City of New York on April 30, 1915.

In accordance with this resolution, Commissioners were appointed to appraise the value of these premises. In the report filed by them they have appraised the property at $47,000. The cost of the acquisition thereof is to be taken from account created for the purchase of City real estate and known as "City Treases, Special and Trust Account, Sale of City Property."

I therefore respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking F authorize the payment of $47,000, with interest to the date of payment thereof, in this property, said amount to be taken from the fund known as "City Treasury, Special and Trust Account, Sale of City Property," and that the Secretary be direct to notify the Board of Estimate and Apportionment of said action

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

Whereas, Pursuant to resolution adopted by the Board of Estimate and Apps tionment on February 5, 1915, title to certain lands and premises situated on the wet erly side of Lexington Avenue, between East 22nd and East 23rd Streets, Borcher of Manhattan, vested in The City of New York on April 30, 1915; and

Whereas, The cost of the acquisition thereof is to be taken from the account created for the purchase of real estate.

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized to pay the san : $47,000, with interest to the date of payment thereof, for the hereinabove mentsd property, said amount to be taken from the fund known as “City Treasury, Spec and Trust Account, Sale of City Property."

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

Department of Plant and Structures-Turning Over by, of Two Parcels of Land

at the Southwest Corner of Water and Pearl Sts, and at the Northeast Corner of Front and Adams Sts., Borough of Brooklyn.

The following was received:

Department of Plant and Structures, City of New York, Municipal Buices Manhattan, N. Y., July 29, 1916. To the Honorable commissioners of the Sinking Fund, Municipal Building. Mu tan :

Gentlemen-At the southwesterly corner of Water and Pearl Streets, and at northeasterly corner of Front and Adams Streets, Brooklyn, N. Y. are two bar of property acquired for the Brooklyn approach to the Manhattan Bridge whics2? not needed for bridge purposes. The description of these two parcels whic: 2 described on the accompanying blue print as Plot No. 1 and Plot No 22 follows: Description of Plot No. 1, situated at the Southwesterly Corner of Tater and is

Streets, Brooklyn, N. Y. Beginning at the intersection of the southerly side of Water Street with westerly side of Pearl Street, and running thence southerly along the westerlys of Pearl Street, 160.39 feet; thence northwesterly 177.91 feet to the southerh of Water Street, and thence easterly along the southerly side of Water Street feet to the point or place of beginning. Description of Plot No. 2, Situated at the Northeasterly corner of Front and Lim

Streets, Brooklyn, N. Y. Beginning at the intersection of the northerly side of Front Street with *** easterly side of Adams Street, and running thence easterly along the northern of Front Street 34.31 feet; thence northwesterly 79.56 feet to the easteriy sucks

Adams Street, and thence southerly along the easterly side of Adams Street 71.74 feet to the point or place of beginning.

As the said parcels are no longer required for the needs and uses of this Department, I hereby turn over them to your Commission with a recommendation that they in turn be transferred to the jurisdiction of the Borough President of Brooklyn.

The purpose of the transfer of these two parcels are two-fold:

First-The property will be paved and graded by the Borough President of Brooklyn, and thus improve general conditions in the vicinity of the bridge.

Second-It will also enable a tenant who has entered into a twenty year lease with the City for the property bounded by Front, Pearl and Adams Streets upon which he intends to erect a one and two story structure to have access to said building from Adams and Pearl Streets. Respectfully,

F. J. H. KRACKE, Commissioner. Which was ordered printed in the minutes and filed. (See disposition of following.)

President, Borough of Brooklyn-Assignment to, of Two Parcels of Land at the

Southwest Corner of Water and Pearl Sts., and at the Northeast Corner of Front and Adams Sts., Borough of Brooklyn.

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

August 1, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen—The Commissioner of the Department of Plant and Structures, in a communication to your Board under date of July 29, 1916, surrenders as no longer required by his Department, two parcels of land in the Borough of Brooklyn, designated as Parcels 1 and 2 on a drawing dated July 29, 1916, of the Department of Plant and Structures, entitled "Property at Southwest Corner of Water and Pearl Streets and at Northeast Corner of Front and Adams Streets, Brooklyn."

He surrenders these parcels with the recommendation that they be transferred to the jurisdiction of the President of the Borough of Brooklyn, and states that the purpose of the transfer of the two parcels is twofold:

First, the property will be paved and graded by the Borough President of Brooklyn and thus improve general conditions in the vicinity of the bridge, and,

Second, it will enable a tenant who has entered into a twenty-year lease with the City for the property bounded by Front, Pearl and Adams streets, upon which he intends to erect a one or two story structure to have access to said building from Adams and Pearl streets.

J, therefore, respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution assigning to the President of the Borough of Brooklyn two plots of land in the Borough of Brooklyn, bounded and described as follows:

Plot 1. Beginning at the intersection of the southerly side of Water Street with the westerly side of Pearl Street, and running thence southerly along the westerly side of Pearl Street 160.39 feet; thence northwesterly 177.91 feet to the southerly side of Water Street, and thence easterly along the southerly side of Water Street 77.24 feet to the point or place of beginning.

Plot 2. Beginning at the intersection of the northerly side of Front Street with the casterly side of Adams Street, and running thence easterly along the northerly side of Front Street 34.31 feet; thence northwesterly 79.56 feet to the easterly side of Adams Street, and thence southerly along the easterly side of Adams Street 71.74 feet to the point or place of beginning. Respectfully,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Whereas, The Commissioner of the Department of Plant and Structures in a communication dated July 29, 1916, having turned over as no longer required the property hereinafter described, it is

Resolved, That, pursuant to the provisions of section 205 of the Greater New York Charter, as amended, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby assign to the President of the Borough of Brooklyn, the two plots of land in the Borough of Brooklyn, bounded and described as follows:

Plot 1. Beginning at the intersection of the southerly side of Water Street with the westerly side of Pearl Street, and running thence southerly along the westerly side

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