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September 13, 1890
Record and Guide.
Maps showing tbe contemplated changes are now on exfaibition in said
Crrr ok New York, Finance Department, )
Comptroller's Office, Sept. 11, 1890. j
In pursuance of Section 997 df tbe " New York City ConsoUdation Act of
1882," the ComptroUer gives notice to aU persons, owners of property
affected by the foUowing assessment list, viz.:
Lincoln av, from Southem Boulevard to 3d av.
-which were confirmed by the Supreme Court September 2, 1890, and
entered tbe Sth day of September in the Record of Tities of Assess¬
ments, kept in the "Bureau for the CoUection of Assessments and
Arrears of Taxes and Assessments and of Water Rents," that unless the
amount assessed for benefit on any person or property shaU be paid
within sixty da]^ after the date of said entry of tfae assessment, interest
wiU be coUected tfaereon at tfae rate of 7 per cent, per annum, from
September Stfa. Payments to be made to tfae CoUector of Assessments and
Clerk of Arrears, between 9 a. m. and 2 p. m.
CiTT OF New York, Finance Department, }
Comptroller's Office, Sept. 11,1890. |
In pursuance of Section 997 of tbe " New York City Consolidation Act
of 1883," the ComptroUer gives notice to all persons, owners of property,
affected by the following assessment list, viz ■
132d st, between Boulevard and 12th av.
169th 9t, between 10th and lltb avs.
—which were confirmed September 2d aud entered September 10th, 1890,
unless aU assessments be paid witbia <dTty days after said entry, interest
wiU be charged at the rate of 7 per cent from September 10th, 1890.
Important to Froperty-Holders*
BOARD OF ASSESSORS.
No. 27 Chambers Street, I
New York, Sept. 12, 1890. j
Notice is given to the owner or owners of all houses and lots affected
thereby, tbat the foUowing assessments have been completed and are lodged
in tbe office of the Board of Assessors for examination by all parties inter¬
ested, who must present their objections in writing, if opposed to the same,
within thirty days from date of notice:
No. 1.—123d st, bet 9th and 10th avs.
No. 2.—10th av, e s, bet 130th and 131st sts.
No. 3.—144tfa st, bet 7tfa and Stfa avs, with alterations to curve at 144th st
and Sth av.
[The limits embraced by such assessments include all tbe bouses and lots
situated as foUows:
No. 1.—133d St. both sides, from Oth to 10th av.
No. 2.—lOth av, e s, from ISOth to 131st st. )
ISlst st, both sides, from Convent to 10th av. )
No. 3.—144tb st, both sides, from 7tb to Sth av.]
The above-described list wiU be transmitted, as provided by law, to tbe
Board of Revision and Correction of Assessments fur confirmation, on tbe
13tb day of October, 1890.
Sealed bids wUl be received by the Department of PubUc Charities and
Correction untU 10 a. m., Thursday, September lltb, for the consuruction
of the Snecker Memorial Laboratory Charity Hospital, and of a pavUion
for the New York City Asylum for the Insane, both on BlackweU's Island.
Sealed bids wUl be received at tbe Department of PubUc Works until
12 M. on Thursday, September IStb, for r^ulating and paving with asphalt
block pavement tbe roadway of 87th street, from Stb to 9tb avenue, and
from lOth avenue to the Boulevard; for regulating and grading 99th street,
fnnn Sd to Park avenue; *139th street, from Sth avenue to first i^ew
avenue west of Sth avenue; 141st street, frcnn 7th avenue to Harlem River;
142d street, from 7tb avenue to Harlem River; 143d street, from 7tb avenue
to Harlem River; 148th street, from 7th avenue to Harlem River; Jumel
terrace, from 160th street to 162d street, and setting curbstones and flagging
sidewalks in all of them.
Sealed proposals wiU be received by the Department of Public Works
until 12 JL, Thursday, September 25,1890: For furnishing materials and
pertorming work in repairing the buUding on Grace, Thompson and 13th
avenues, in West Washington market; for flagging fuU width and refiag¬
ging, curbing and recurbing the sidewalks on south side of 69tb street,
tram 2d to 3d avenue; both sides of 87th aud SSth streets, between Madison
and Sth avenues; soutb side of 90tfa street, from Park to Madison avenue;
east side of 3d avenne, from 92d to 93d street; north side of 92d and south
side of 93d street, east of 3d avenue; south side of 105th street, from
Oolnmbus to Ainsterdam avenue; east side of Fark avenue, from 115th to
116th street, and south side of 116th street, from Lezington to Park avenue;
nortiieast comer of Fark avenue and 130th street.
Bryan L. KenneUy bas returned from Sharon Springs and Saratoga,
where he has spent the month of August. Mr. KenneUy bas returned to
town for tbe season.
Jacob Schwerer has just returned from a month's stay at the Thousand
Cbarles M. Heymann has rettuned from his sojourn in Connecticut, where
^ has been msticating the past tiiree weeks.
The illustration given below shows a perspective of tfae " WUbrabam,"
on the northwest comer of Sth avenue and SOth street, a description of
wfaich appeared in tfae last issue of The Record and Guide. Tfae " Wil-
The Wilbraluini, Sth avenue and SOth street.
braham" is the most elegantly appointed among the bachelor apartment
bouses in New York City, and is valued at $500,000. It is eight stories
high and is fireproof tfarougfaout, wfaile tfae elevator, electric ligfat, steam
heating, plumbing, bathroom and toilet arrangements are unsurpassed.
Tbe agents for tbe property are Messrs. J. Romaine Brown Sc Co.
Jacob W. Smith, of No. 320 West 29tfa street, offers for sale tbe fine
apartments and stores at Nos. 72, 74 and 76 East 12Sth street, between
Fark and Madison avenues, in all 50x100. Tbese buUdings rent for $5,820,
and will be sold fcMr $95,000. Tbese stores are 90 feet deep, and are hand¬
Hiram Merritt, of No. 53 3d avenue, offers for sale a tbree-story bouse
with store at No. 179 Avenue B, 17.2x71, for $13,500. This property is put
on the market to close an estate. He also offers a fine flat property on West
18th street, renting for $8,500 per annum, at $81,000—a flrst-class invest*
William B. Isham and others have petitioned the Board of Aldermen to
change tbe grade of Kingsbridge road, between Emerson and 213th streets.
Men and Things,
Not long since, in a walk through one of the suburban towns, a spectacle
met my eyes wbicb, like a schoolboy's oration, may be said to be " full of
promise." On one side of the road, occupying some groimd which custom
permits me to caU a " lot," stood a one-and-a-half-story building. If four
waUsanda peaked roof constitute a "cottage" this building maybe so
named, but anywhere else but in a suburban town it would more properly
be a shanty. Tbe "cottage" was so situated in tbe "lot" tbat quite a
Uttle space was left for a " front yard." A laboring man, wbo possesses a
"lot," a "cottage" and a "front yard" would seem to bave a trio of
blessings seldom vouchsafed to a mere worker in overalls; but the occupier
of tbis place had visions of a higher spbere. He faad not Uved in a
" suburb " for nothing. In the " front yard," be himself, a weary-looking
wife, a slut of a g^irl and an unwashed boy were eagerly engaged in playing
an exciting game of croquet Tbe ground was rough and uneven, the balls
chipped, tbe wickets aU awry and the maUets appeared to have passed two
seasons in a summer hotel, one-half of tbe inhabitants of wbicb were under
twelve ; but tfaough tbe tools were poor, zest was not wanting, and whUe I
was standing there the paterfamilias very weU remarked tbat bis son
played as weU as tbe son of " tbat rich cove on tbe hiU." But this delight¬
ful little scene is not yet complete. Looking over the hedge whicfa separated
tbe Uttle viUa frrajm^e one adjoining, with sometbing of tbe stemness of
fate in his aspecC stood a moodUy-contemplative goat Tbe last rays of
tbe evening sun threw a soft light on his shaggy form, wbich was motion¬
less even amid tbe screaming excitement of the croquet game. Now,
whether that goat was meditating an assault on the arches I do
not know. It is perfectiy possible tfaat tbis is tfae case, for goats,
tfaough tbey are classified biologicaUy as gramnirorous animals,
have, I am assured hy keen observers, certain metaUurgical propen¬
sities. But it seemed to ne that he was reflecting on the time
when villa Ufe among laborers did not include such frivolous occupa¬
tions—which bave universaUy been left to " people of quality." There
is no doubt, however, but tbat tfais is a purblind conservatism. We all of
us have om: vanities; and those to wbich laboring men have usually been
supposed to be addicted are heer, tobacco, dirt, strikes, eight hours a day
and occasional " scraps." But if be wishes to add the vanities of croquet,
lawn tennis, and even an occasional fete champetre, why dioiUd be not f
Walter Besant most truly holds that what they want introduced into their
Uves foe sports, dances and a littie nnoonstrahied pleasure to relieve the.