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The Parole Commission, in a communication dated November 11, 1916, requested the assignment of this property. The adoption of the said resolution authorizing the assignment is therefore recommended.

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 lund hereby assign to the Parole Commission the following property turned over by the Bureau of Standards and Appeals as no longer required:

One (1) large safe.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted. Zoological Society-Assignment to, of One Horse, Turned Over by Depart

ment of Correction. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

November 23, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, The City of New York:

Gentlemen-The Department of Correction on November 8, 1916, surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinikng Fund as no longer required the property described in the accompanying resolution.

The New York Zoological Society in a communication dated November 10, 1916, requested the assignment of this property. The adoption of the said resolution authorizing the assignment is therefore recommended.

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 assign to the New York Zoological Society the following property turned over by the Department of Correction as no longer required :

One (1) horse, No. 55, to be slaughtered and used for food for animals in the Bronx Zoological Garden.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted. President, Borough of The Bronx-Assignment to, of Five Boxes Containing

Flint Glass Bottles, Turned Over by the Board of Water Supply. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

November 23, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, The City of New York:

Gentlemen-The Board of Water Supply on October 24, 1916, surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund as no longer required, the property described in the accompanying resolution.

The President of the Borough of The Bronx in a communication dated November 3, 1916, requested the assignment of this property. The adoption of the said resolution authorizing the assignment is therefore recommended.

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 assign to the President of the Borough of The Bronx the following property turned over by the Board of Water Supply, as no longer required:

Five (5) boxes 211/2 inches hy 131/2 inches by 24/2 inches deep, each box containing 30 212-ounce flint glass bottles, with corks.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

Sale and Removal of Encroachments Lying Within the Lines of Gerry Ave.,

from Corona Ave. to Marlowe Ave., Borough of Queens. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

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

Gentlemen-A request has been received from the President of the Borough of Queens for the removal of the encroachments lying within the lines of Gerry Avenue, from Corona Avenue to Marlowe Avenue, in the Borough of Queens, to permit the improvement of the street.

These encroachments consist of buildings and other improvements, some of which are only partly taken in this proceeding, and their estimated removal value apportioned by damage parcels is as follows: Damage Parcels No. 1A, $5; No. 9, $5; No.

10, 70, 78, $5; No. 73, $5; No. 75, $5; No. 76, $5; No. 165, $5, making a total of 3i. which amount should be realized by their sale.

I therefore request that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, pursuant to the authority vested in them by sections 205 and 1553 of the Revised Charter, adopt a resolution authorizing and ordering that the said encroachments be offered for sale at the upset or minimum prices named above, and also authorizing and ordering the President of the Borough of Queens to demolish and remove all those encroachments that are not sold at the said upset prices, as encumbrances upon a public street, and such a resolution is herewith transmitted.

Yours respectfully, ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Whereas, The President of the Borough of Queens has requested the removal of the encroachments lying within the lines of Gerry Avenue, from Corona Avenite to Marlowe Avenue, in the Borough of Queens, and

Whereas, If these improvements are offered for sale, they would probably realize a fair return in proportion to the award given, it is, therefore,

Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, by virtue of the powers vested in them by law, hereby authorize and order the sale at public auction or by sealed bids Damage Parcels No. 1A, $5; No. 9, $5; Nos. 10, 70, 78, $5; No. 73, $5; No. 75, $5; No. 76, $5; No. 165, $5, making a total of $35, of all the buildings, parts of buildings, etc., lying within the lines of Gerry Avenue, from Corona Avenue to Marlowe Avenue, in the Borough of Queens, upon the terms and conditions for the sale of buildings, etc., as authorized by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund at meetings held October 4, 1910, and January 18, 1916, and the President of the Borough of Queens is hereby authorized and ordered to demolish and remove all those encroachments that do not realize the said upset prices, as encumbrances upon a public highway, in the manner provided by Section 205 of the Revised Charter, as amended by chapter 398 of the Laws of 1909.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

Sale and Removal of Encroachments Lying Within the Lines of Ulster Ave..

from Smith St. to Merrick Rd., Borough of Queens. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

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

Gentlemen-A request has been received from the President of the Borough of Queens for the removal of the encroachments lying within the lines of Ulster Avenue from Smith Street to Merrick Road, in the Borough of Queens, to permit the improvement of the street.

These encroachments consist of part of an old farmhouse and barn and two sheds on Damage Parcel No. 3, the estimated removal value of which is $10, which amount should be realized by their sale.

I therefore request that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, pursuant to the authority vested in them by sections 205 and 1553 of the Revised Charter, adopt a resolution authorizing and ordering that the said encroachments be offered for sale at the upset or minimum prices named above, and also authorizing and ordering the President of the Borough of Queens to demolish and remove these encroachments i they are not sold at the said upset price, as encumbrances upon a public streer, and such a resolution is herewith transmitted.

Yours respectfully, ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Whereas, The President of the Borough of Queens has requested the removal of the encroachments lying within the lines of Ulster Avenue, from Smith Street to Merrick Road, in the Borough of Queens, and

Whereas, If these improvements are offered for sale at an upset price, they would probably realize a fair return in proportion to the award given, it is, therefore,

Resolved. That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, by virtue of the powers vested in them by law, hereby authorize and order the sale at public auction or by sealed bids Damage Parcel No. 3, consisting of part of an old farm-house and baru and two sheds lying within the lines of Ulster Avenue, from Smith Street to Verrick Road, in the Borough of Queens, at the upset or minimum price of $10, upon the terms and conditions for the sale of buildings, etc., as authorized by the Cunmissioners of the Sinking Fund, at meetings held October 4, 1910, and Tanuary id 1910, and the President of the Borough of Queens is hereby authorized and ordered to demolish and remove these encroachments if they do not realize the said to set price, as encumbrances upon a public highway, in the manner provided by section 205 of the Revised Charter, as amended by chapter 398 of the Laws of 1909.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

Sale of Buildings on the Northerly Side of E. 120th St, and the Harlem River,

Borough of Manhattan. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

December 4, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-At a meeting held November 16, 1916, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund turned over to the Comptroller the premises heretofore occupied as a Station House, etc., for Harbor Precinct B, located on the northerly side of East 120th Street and the Harlem River, Borough of Manhattan, known on the present Tax Maps of The City of New York as Lot 13, Block 1817, Section 6, Borough of Manhattan.

An inspection of the buildings on this property shows them to be in such a condition as to be absolutely useless for rental purposes, and they are rapidly becoming a menace to the neighborhood.

I therefore request that the Commisisoners of the Sinking Fund, pursuant to the authority vested in them by section 1553 of the Revised Charter, adopt a resolution authorizing the sale of the said buildings, and such a resolution is herewith trans.nitted. . Yours respectfully, ALBERT E, HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Whereas, The Commissioners of the Sinking Fund have assigned to the Comptroller for the collection of revenue the old Station House, etc., located on the northerly side of East 120th Street and the Harlem River, Borough of Manhattan, and

Whereas, said buildings are in a dangerous and unrentable condition and should be immediately removed, it is, therefore,

Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, by virtue of the powers vested in them by law, hereby authorize and order the sale at public auction or by sealed bids, at the highest marketable prices, of the buildings formerly occupied as a Station House, etc., for Harbor Precinct B, located on the northerly side of East 120th Street and the Harlem River, Borough of Manhattan, which are more particularly described on a certain map on file in the office of the Collector of City Revenue, Department of Finance, Room 368, Municipal Building, Borough of Manhattan, upon the terms and conditions for the sale of buildings, etc., as authorized by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund at meetings held October 4, 1910, and January 18, 1916.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

Application of John J. Reid, Jr., M.D., for a Pass on the State Island Ferry.

A communication was received from Dr. Reid, Attending Physician to St. Joseph's Hospital by the Sea, Huguenot, Staten Island, who resides in the Borough of Manhattan, requesting free transportation for himself with automobile over the Staten Island ferry while going to and from the hospital.

Which was laid over.

Naval Militia Headquarters at No. 2 Rector St., Borough of Manhattan.

Commodore R. C. Forshew appeared before the Board in regard to the failure of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment to make provision in the Budget for 1917 for the rental of rooms occupied by him as headquarters at No. 2 Rector Street, Borough of Manhattan, and the proposition to move his headquarters to the offices formerly occupied by the Justices of the Supreme Court, at No. 51 Chambers Street, Borough of Manhattan.

Commodore Forshew called the attention of the Board to the fact that the Commanding Officer of the Naval Militia and his staff serve without salaries, and in view of the increased demands upon their time due to the increase of work in connection with the Naval Militia of New York, his work should not be hampered by moving his headquarters to an inconvenient location.

Discussion followed.

It was the sense of the Board that Commodore Forshew should remain in undisturbed possession of the premises now occupied by him at No. 2 Rector Street, and that when the present authorization for the payment of rental expires, it be renewed.

Sale at Public Auction of the Lease of Premises Known as Nos. 130-132 Worth

St., Borough of Manhattan. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

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

Gentlemen-On November 16, 1916, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopted a resolution authorizing the sale at public auction of the lease of premesa known as Nos. 130-132 Worth Street, Borough of Manhattan, for a period of tre years from June 1, 1917, with the privilege of renewal for a further period of five years thereafter, at a minimum or upset rental of $2,000, per annum, payable quarterly in advance; the rental per annum for the renewal period to be 30 per cent. over and above the amount bid. This should have read 10 per cent. over and above the amount

bid.

I therefore respectfully recommend that the resolution above mentioned be rescinded, and that in place thereof the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt the attached resolution. Respectfully,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the resolution adopted by this Board at meeting held November 16, 1916, authorizing a sale at public auction of the lease of premises known as Nos. 130-132 Worth Street, Borough of Manhattan, for a period of five years from May 1, 1917, with the privilege of renewal for a further period of five years thereafter, at a minimum or upset rental of $2,000 per annum, payable quarterly in advance; the rental per annum for the renewal term to be 30 per cent. over and above the amount bid, be and the same is hereby rescinded.

Resolved. That, pursuant to the provisions of section 205 of the Greater Net York Charter, as amended, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby authorize and order a sale at public auction of the lease of premises known as Nos. 130-132 Worth Street, Borough of Manhattan, for a period of five years from June 1, 1917 with the privilege of renewal for a further period of five years thereafter.

The minimum or upset rental at which such lease shall be sold, be and is hereby appraised and fixed at the sum of $2,000 per annum, payable quarterly in advance; the rental per annum for the renewal period to be ten per cent. (10%) over an! above the amount bid, and the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized and directed to take the necessary steps for conducting such sale upon the following terms anc conditions:

The highest bidder will be required to pay twenty-five per cent. (25%) of the amount of the yearly rental at the time and place of sale; the amount so paid for de quarter's rent shall be forfeited if the successful bidder does not execute the lease when notified it is ready for execution.

No person shall be received as lessee who is a delinquent on any former lease from the corporation, and no bid shall be accepted from any person who is in arreari to the corporation upon debt or contract, or who is a defaulter as surety or otherwise upon any obligation to the City, as provided by law.

The lease will be in the usual form of leases of like property and will contain in addition to other terms, covenants and conditions, as follows:

First-A clause providing that the lessee shall pay the usual rates for water per meter measurements, and comply with the rules and regulations of the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity.

Second-A clause providing that the lessee shall not make any alterations et improvements on the property except with the consent and approval of the Comptroller.

Third-A clause providing that during the term of the lease the lessee shall keep the building in proper repair, both inside and outside, and shall comply with all the laws and ordinances of The City of New York.

Fourth-A clause providing that all repairs, alterations and improvements made on or to the property by the lessee during the period of the lease shall become the property of The City of New York at the expiration of the lease.

Fifth-A clause providing that the lessee shall have possession of that portion of the premises not occupied, immediately upon execution of the lease, without the necessity of paying rent until the date of the commencement of the lease, but he shall be liable for any damages which may occur in or to the premises to be demised from the date of possession.

Sixth--A clause providing that the City may cancel the lease at the expiration thereof upon giving six months' notice in writing to the lessee of its intention 50 t do, and a further clause providing that the City may cancel the lease at any tire during the period of any renewal thereof upon giving the lessee six months' notice a writing of its intention so to do.

The Comptroller shall have the right to reject any and all bids if deemed to be to the interest of the City of New York

The report was accepted and the resolutions severally unanimously adopted.

In the Matter of the Petition of Anna C. Tolman for a Release of Certain Prem

ises Located at Neptune Ave. and W. 30th St., Borough of Brooklyn.

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

December 6, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-On November 2, 1916, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund authorized a release to Anna C. Tolman of certain premises located at Neptune Avenue and West 30th Street, Borough of Brooklyn, in consideration of the sum of $20,053.81, the deed not to be delivered until Anna C. Tolman has delivered to the City a release of her interest in certain premises being a part of Old Lot 37 of the Common Lands of the Town of Gravesend, and more particularly described in said resolution.

The Corporation Counsel in a communication under date of December 4, 1916, states that the above resolution should be rescinded, because of the fact that the premises to be released by Mrs. Tolman are mentioned therein as part of Old Lot 37 of the Common Lands of the Town of Gravesend, which he states might be construed an admission or recital by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund contradicting an opinion rendered by Mr. Justice Kelly, reported in 98 Misc., 188, in the action of Louis J. Somerville vs. City of New York. He further states that the release by Mrs. Tolman of "lands under water adjacent to the premises above described" is improper, as such adjacent lands are claimed by both the City and private individuals other than Mrs. Tolman, and are the subject of other negotiations. The Corporation Counsel forwards a form of resolution, which he suggests be adopted.

I therefore respectfully recommend that the resolution of November 2, 1916, above mentioned, be rescinded, and in place thereof the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt the attached resolution. Respectfully,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the resolution adopted by this Board at meeting held November 2, 1916, authorizing a release to Anna C. Tolman of certain premises located at Neptune Avenue and West 30th Street, Borough of Brooklyn, in consideration of the sum of $20,053.81, the deed not to be delivered until Anna C. Tolman has delivered to the City a release of her interest in certain premises, being a part of Old Lot 37 of the Common Lands of the Town of Gravesend, and more particularly described in said resolution, be and the same is hereby rescinded.

Whereas, At a meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Sinking Fund held June 22, 1916, a resolution was adopted pursuant to the provisions of chapter 500 of the Laws of 1916, determining and specifying the terms and conditions upon which disputed questions of title, taxes and assessments, affecting the premises on Coney Island, between West 37th and West 23rd Streets and Gravesend Bay, should be settled and adjusted, fixing and establishing a high water line along the shore of Gravesend Bay between the points mentioned, and adopting the same as the boundary or division line between the properties of The City of New York and the several private owners within said area; and

Whereas, Anna C. Tolman, in a communication addressed to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, states that she is the owner of the premises first below described, which form a part of the premises affected by said resolution of June 22, 1916, and which lie entirely south of the aforesaid boundary or division line, and asks for a release of the City's claim and interest therein.

Resolved, That the Board of Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby authorize a release to Anna C. Tolman of No. 883 East 19th Street, Borough of Brooklyn, of all the right, title and interest of The City of New York in and to all that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the 31st Ward of the Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York, and bounded and described as follows:

"Beginning at the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly line of Neptune Avenue with the westerly line of West 30th Street; running thence southerly along said westerly line of West 30th Street, 390 feet; thence westerly and along a line parallel with the southerly line of Neptune Avenue, 118.81 feet to the centre line of the block; thence southerly along said centre line of the block, 180 feet; thence westerly along a line parallel with the southerly line of Neptune Avenue, 118.81 feet to the easterly line of West 31st Street; thence northerly along the easterly line of West 31st Street, 570 feet to the southerly line of Neptune Avenue; and thence easterly along said southerly line of Neptune

Avenue, 237.62 feet to the point or place of beginning." -said deed to be in the usual form of a deed of exchange and release and without covenants, except a covenant of no encumbrances, the City to pay and discharge

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