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south side of Centre Street, adjoining the Court House premises, at Richmond, Borough of Richmond, at an annual rental of $25.

The Comptroller, in a communication to your Board under date of January 10, 1913, recommended a renewal of this lease for a period of three years from January 1, 1913, at an annual rental of $25, the same as now asked, and said report was approved and renewal authorized at a meeting of your Board, held January 15, 1913.

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 authorizing a renewal of the lease of the vacant plot of ground, 75 by 175 feet and irregular, on the south side of Centre Street, bounded north by Centre Street, easterly by land of Siemer; southerly and westerly by land of the City of New York, which has erected on it a court house and county jail, Village of Richmond, Borough oí Richmond, for use of the Sheriff of the County of Richmond, for a period of three years from January 1, 1916, at an annual rental of $25, payable semi-annually, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease. Lessor, Estate of Stephen D. Stephens, by Stephen D. Stephens, Executor, Richmond, Borough of Richmond. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute a renewal of the lease to the City of the vacant plot of ground 75 by 175 feet and irregular, on the south side of Centre Street, bounded north by Centre Street, easterly by land of Siemer, southerly and westerly by land of The City of New York, which has erected on it a court house and county jail, Village of Richmond, Borough of Richmond, for use of the Sheriff of The County of Richmond, for a period of three years from January 1, 1916, at an annual rental of Twenty-five dollars ($25), payable semi-annually, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease; lessor, Estate of Stephen D. Stephens, by Stephen D. Stephens, Executor; 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.

Armory Board-Renewal of Lease for, of Accommodations for the Mounted

Drills of Company A, First Battalion Signal Corps, N. G. N. Y., in the Durland Riding Academy, 5 West 66th Street, Borough of Manhattan.

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

April 3, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen--The Secretary of the Armory Board, in a communication to your Board under date of March 18, 1916, states that at a meeting of the Armory Board held March 16, 1916, a resolution was adopted requesting the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund to authorize a renewal of the lease for accommodations for the mounted drills of Company A, First Battalion, Signal Corps, N. G.; N. Y., in the Durland Riding Academy, 5 West 66th Street, Manhattan, for a period of one year from May 1, 1916, at an annual rental of $2,250.

The Comptroller in a communication to your Board under date of April 1, 1915, recommended a renewal of this lease for a period of one year from May 1, 1915, at an annual rental of $2,250, the same as now asked, and said report was approved and renewal authorized at a meeting of your Board held April 7, 1915.

I therefore respectfully recommend, the rent being reasonable and just and the same as previously paid, that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing a renewal of the lease to the City of accommodations for the mounted drills of Company A, First Battalion, Signal Corps, N. G., N. Y., in the premises known as the Durland Riding Academy, 5 West 66th Street, Borough of Manhattan, said accommodations to include the use of the riding hall three evenings each week, suitable locker rooms, toilet accommodations, shower baths, light, heat, repairs and alterations, and storage of government wagons, carts, harness, horse furniture included in the equipment issued to the organization, for a period of one year from May 1, 1916, at an annual retnal of $2,250, payable quarterly; with the privilege of renewal for an additional year upon the same terms and conditions; otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease. Lessor, Durland Company, 5 West 66th Street, Manhattan. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute a renewal of the lease to the City of accommodations for the mounted drills of Company A, First Battalion Signal Corps, N. G. N. Y., in the premises known as the Durland Riding Academy, 5 West 66th Street, Borough of Manhattan, said accommodations to include the use of the riding hall three evenings each weck suitable locker rooms, toilet accommodations, shower baths, light, heat, repairs and alterations, and storage of government wagons, carts, harness, horse furniture included in the equipment issued in the organization, for a period of one year from May 1, 1916, at an annual rental of Two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars ($2,250), payable quarterly, with the privilege of renewal for an additional year upon the same terms and conditions, otherwise upon the same terms and conditions as contained in the existing lease; lessor, Durland Company; 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 acepted, and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Armory Board-Request of, for Approval of the Expenditure of $360 for Labor

and Material Necessary for Providing Twelve Windows in Troop C Armory, Borough of Brooklyn.

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

Apriĩ 6, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-At a meeting of the Armory Board held March 16, 1916, the followresolution was adopted :

"Resolved, That the contract and specification for alterations bet. courts, First Cavalry armory, Bedford Avenue and President Street, Borough of Brooklyn (contract of George Stanton & Son, Inc.), be and are hereby amended so as to include additional windows opening into the mounting corridor, in accordance with the blue print furnished by the architects, Messrs. Pilcher & Tachau, at an additional cost of $360, as recommended by the Bureau of Contract Supervision under date of March 16, 1916; and the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund be respect fully requested to concur."

The cost of the work is to be charged against the corporate stock fund entitled "C.A.B. 70A, Armory Fund, Troop C, Alterations and Additions to Armory." On March 27, 1916, there remained in the fund an unencumbered balance of $4,090.50.

The mounting corridor, which is situated on the south side of the building, has windows opening over the courts, between the stables. These courts are now being roofed over to provide saddle and storage rooms, and the present windows will be converted into doors. When the contract work is completed there will be no ventilation for this corridor, and it will also be necessary to have artificial light there at all times.

It is proposed to cut out twelve windows into the courts above the roof of the new saddle rooms. This will not only provide ventilation, but will also provide sufficient light in the daytime for this corridor,

This change will effect an annual economy in lighting cost of about $50.

The plan, as submitted, is satisfactory, and the estimate of cost of $360 is reasonable.

This amendment to the contract having been suggested by the Bureau of Contract Supervision, I recommend the adoption of the attached resolution approving the expenditure. Respectfully, ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Resolved. That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, pursuant to its resolution adopted on October 25, 1911, hereby approves the expenditure of three hundred and sixty dollars ($360) for all labor and materials necessary for the purpose of providing twelve windows in the mounting corridor of Troop “C” Armory, Borough of Brooklyn, the cost to be charged against the corporate stock fund "CAB-70A, Armory Fund. Troop C, Alterations and Additions to Armory."

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

Department of Licenses—Hiring by, of Room 10, at Nos. 381-387 Fulton Street,

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

April 10, 1916. To the Honorable, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fundi

Gentlemen- The Commissioner of the Department of Licenses, in a communica

tion to your Board under date of April 6, 1916, requests the leasing of Room 10, on the second floor of the building 381 Fulton Street, Borough of Brooklyn, for a period of two months from April 9, 1916, for the purpose of examination by the Department of Health of about ten thousand applicants for peddlers' licenses.

The room in question is 18 ft. by 28 ft. 4 in. and contains a floor area or about 510 square feet. The rental is $42.50 per month, or at the rate of $1 per square foot per year, and is the same rental paid for the adjoining premises now leased by the city for the Department of Licenses.

I therefore respectfully recommend, the rent being reasonable and just, that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing the Comptroller to pay rent without the necessity of entering into a lease, to Mary E. Campbell, Mary Campbell, Sadie Campbell, Susan Campbell Kiernan and Alice Campbell Good, 381-387 Fulton Street, Borough of Brooklyn, for use of Room 10, containing 510 square feet, on the second floor of the premises 381-387 Fulton Street, Borough of Brooklyn, for use of the Department of Licenses, for a period not exceeding two months from April 9, 1916, on a month to month basis, at a monthly rate of $42.50, payable monthly; the lessors to pay taxes and water rates and furnish heat, light and janitor service, the lessee agreeing that it will not alter, change nor add to the electrical appliances in the premises or in said building without the written consent of the owners, and that the provision calling for the lessors to furnish heat, light and water be understood and interpreted that they shall not be liable for any temporary interruption due to necessity for repairs or other unavoidable cause, provided the landlords exercise all diligence in making such necessary repairs and in removing the cause of such interruption. Respectfully, ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized to pay, without the necessity of entering into a lease, to Mary E. Campbell, Mary Campbell, Sadie Campbell, Susan Campbell Kiernan and Alice Campbell Good, 381-387 Fulton Street, Borough of Brooklyn, for use of Room 10, containing 510 square feet, on the second floor of the premises 381-387 Fulton Street, Borough of Brooklyn, for use of the Department of Licenses, for a period not exceeding two months from April 9, 1916, on a month to month basis, at a monthly rate of $42.50, payable monthly; the lessors to pay taxes and water rates and furnish heat, light and janitor service, the lessee agreeing that it will not alter, change nor add to the electrical appliances in the premises or in said building, without the written consent of the owners, and that the provision calling for the lessors to furnish heat, light and water be understood and interpreted that they shall not be liable for any temporary interruption due to necessity for repairs or other unavoidable cause, provided the landlord exercise all diligence in making such necessary repairs and in removing the cause of such interruption.

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

Public Administrator, New York County-Renewal of Lease for, of Premises

at No. 119 Nassau Street, Borough of Manhattan. Laid over.

Second Battalion Naval Militia-Hiring by, of Rooms at No. 2 Rector Street,

Borough of Manhattan. Laid over.

Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity-Assignment to, of Premises

No. 58 Lawrence Street, Borough of Manhattan, Turned Over by the Fire Department.

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

April 7, 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 under date of January 26, 1916, states that the premises on the ground floor of the Harlem Court House Building, Sylvan Place and 121st Street. Manhattan, occupied by the Harlem Repair Company of said Department, is also being used for the storage of two motor vehicles used by this Company, and that it is proposed to add to this equipment shortly. He further states that the use of these premises as a garage is contrary to the Fire Prevention Law, and requests that the City-owned building at 58 Lawrence Street be assigned to his Department for use of this Company.

This particular Company has charge of the care and maintenance of the water mains from 96th Street north to the end of the island between the East and North rivers.

The building at 58 Lawrence Street was turned over to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund at a meeting held January 20, 1915, and is at present being rented for private use for a short term at a rental at the rate of $660 a year, the lease containing a provision that it can be terminated upon short notice.

After consideration of all the facts in connection herewith I am of the opinion that these premises should be assigned to the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity.

I therefore respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund direct the Comptroller to terminate the present lease of the premises at 58 Lawrence Street, Borough of Manhattan, at the earliest possible date, and furthermore that these premises be assigned to the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity during the pleasure of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund from the date of the termination of the present lease. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Whereas, The Fire Commissioner, in a communication dated December 30, 1914, 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 Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity the premises No. 58 Lawrence Street, Borough of Manhattan, said assignment to take effect when the lease thereon has been terminated by the Comptroller, and to continue during the pleasure of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund; and be it further

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized and directed to terminate the present lease of these premises at the earliest possible date.

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

Board of Estimate and Apportionment-Resolution of, Authorizing the Cor

poration Counsel to Accept a Deed from the Long Island Railroad. The following was received:

March 22, 1916. Jonx KORR, JR., Eso.. Secretary. Commissioners of the Singing Fund:

Dear Sir-I transmit herewith certified copy of resolution adopted by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment March 17, 1916, authorizing the Corporation Counsel, subject to the approval of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, to accept from the Long Island Railroad Company on behalf of the City of New York a deed conveying to the City an easement for street purposes in laure Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Wisner Place, Borough of Queens.

The aforesaid deed is forwarded herewith, and I would thank you to return the document to me, after approral by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, in order that I may forward it to the Corporation for approval and subsequent filing. Your very truly

JOSEPH HAAG. Secretary Whereas, the Long Island Railroad Company has submitted to the Board of Estimate and Appwortionment a deed executed on February 28, 1916, conveying to the City of New York an easement for street purpuses in a parcel of land in the Borough of Queens, within the lines of Maure Avenue, between the northerly line of Atlantic Avenue and the southerly line of Wisner Place, as shown on the Final Map of said Borxonigh adopted by the said Beward on Februarı 21, 1914, entitled "City of New York, Borough of Queens office of the President, Topographical Bureau, Map showing a change in the street sistem heretofore laid out within the territory bounded by North Villa Street Ridgwood Avenue, MaureAvenue, Sicamore Place, Atfield Place, LIR RVan Wyck Avenue, Garden Street South Morris Avenue, L. I. RR Wisner Placr. Tortl: Wickes Street and Fulton Place, in the Fourth Ward: New York, December 8h, 101.3"

Resolved, that the Corporation Counsel he and he hereby is authorized, subject to the approval of the Commissioners the Sinhing Fund, to accept the aforesaid deed or chalk on the toi Nrw York, and to waive in this case all of the terms and conditions prostihend the rules Setnins the acceptance of deeds of cession acepted the Board on Somont 17, igis

Nosaci, 11 the Contatron cal the and he horche is requested to file the afuretani Acci, w ten corpo acco,

c h e other on the County Clerk of Queens County I arah tiang maging is a troc cont of a resolution adopted by the Para Estate p

o rtionnent at a motis of said Baard held on March 17, 1910

JOSEPH HAAG, Secretary.

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

April 6, 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 the Board of Estimate and Apportionment transmitting certified copy of a resolution adopted on March 17, 1915, authorizing the Corporation Counsel, subject to the approval of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, to accept from the Long Island Railroad Company, on behalf of the City of New York, a deed conveying to the City an easement for street purposes in Maure Avenue, between Atlantic Avenue and Wisner Place, Borough of Queens.

I respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund approve of the resolution adopted by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment above mentioned, and that the Secretary be directed to transmit to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment the deed from the Long Island Railroad Company in order that the same may be properly recorded. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby approve of the following resolution adopted by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment at meeting held March 17, 1916:

Whereas, The Long Island Railroad Company has submitted to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment a deed executed on February 28, 1916, conveying to the City of New York an easement for street purposes in a parcel of land in the Borough of Queens within the lines of Maure Avenue, between the northerly line of Atlantic Avenue and the southerly line of Wisner Place, as shown on the final map of said Borough adopted by the said Board on February 20, 1914, entitled, “City of New York, Borough of Queens, office of the President, Topographical Bureau, Map showing a change in the street system heretofore laid out within the territory bounded by North Villa Street, Ridgewood Avenue, Maure Avenue, Sycamore Place, Atfield Place, L. I. R. R., Van Wyck Avenue, Garden Street, South Morris Avenue, L. I. R. R., Wisner Place, North Wickes Street and Fulton Place in the Fourth Ward: New York, December 8th, 1913."

Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel be and he hereby is authorized, subject to the approval of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, to accept the aforesaid deed on behalf of The City of New York, and to waive in this case all of the terins and conditions prescribed by the rules governing the acceptance of deeds of cession adopted by the Board on September 17, 1915.

Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel be and he hereby is requested to file the aforesaid deed, when accepted, in the office of the County Clerk of Queens County.

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

Board of Estimate and Apportionment-Resolution of, Authorizing the Corpor

ation Counsel to Accept a Deed from the Whitney Realty Company. The following was received.

February 24, 1916. John KORB, Jr., Esq., Secretary, Commissioners of Sinking Fund:

Dear Sir-I transmit herewith, for the concurrence of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, certified copy of a resolution adopted by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment February 18, 1916, authorizing the Corporation Counsel to accept a deed of the Whitney Realty Company for land owned by said Company in Gerritsen Avenue, south of Avenue U, said deed containing a clause excepting therefrom the buildings situated on said land, which the company agrees to remove ninety days after the acceptance of the deed. Respectfully,

JOSEPH HAAG, Secretary. Resolved. That the Corporation Counsel be and hereby is authorized to accept a deed of the Whitney Realty Co. for the land owned by said company in Gerritsen Avenue, south of Avenue Ú, said deed containing a clause excepting therefrom the building or buildings situated on the said land, which the said Realty Company reserves and agrees to remove ninety days after the acceptance of the deed, provided that the deed in all other respects conforms to the rules laid down by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment for acceptance in case of lands ceded for streets. In the event of the failure of the Whitney Realty Co. to remove said building or buildings within ninety days after the acceptance of the said deed of cession by The City of

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