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Real Estate Record
AND BUILDERS' GUIDE.
NEW YOKK, SATUEBAY, JANUARY 21, 1871.
Published Weekly, by
THE REAL ESTATE RECORD ASSOCIATION.
One year, in advance...................... $6 00
All epmmunlcations should be addressed to
106 Broauwat. cob. of Pink Street.
Thb Record is regularly mailed to subscribers every
Friday night at eleven o'clock, and should be deUvered by
tho Post Office authorities on Saturday morning early.
Any subscriber not receiving his paper in due season may
rely upon it that the fault is entirely ■with the carrier, and a
complaint lodged either ■with the Post Office authorities or
mt the Record office -wUl remedy the irregularity. Any
oaxrier deUvering the Rbcord later than Saturday morning
is remiss in his duly.
OTJE TBANSFESS OF EEAL ESTATE.
The Record is now the only paper which
publishes the conveyances of Real Estate made
in New Xork City, as recorded at the Register's
officA. The collection of these transfers from
the 1st day of October, 1868, np to the 31st
day of December, 1869, was a inbiidpoly in the
hands of the Associated Press, with which Asso¬
ciation the Recobd had a-contract for the ex¬
clusive right of publishing the names of the
grantor and grantee.
The Associated Press, deeming the cost of
collecting this information altogether dispro¬
portionate to the value, lately dissolved its con¬
tract with the Register, and thereupon the daily
papers immediately ceased the publication of
the transfers, and since that time no paper but
the Record, upon which the whole expense
has now fallen, has had any information in re¬
gard, to the recorded sales of real estate.
The Record has now a contract with the
Register by which it has the sole and exclusive
right to publish the conveyances of real estate
for this city, and hereafter there can be no other
medium from which any information in regard
to the value of property on this island can be
The auction sales are not to be relied upon,
as there are so many bogus sales made, and of
late there has sprung up a system of reporting
sales made by certain real estate agents, the
transfer of which never occurs. We- have
frequently noticed little items in the daily
papers in the following style :—
Mr. -—'—— reports the sale of 2 lots on Fifty-
seventh street, between Fifth and Sixth ave¬
nue^, for $60,000. The purchasers have since
been offered and refused for the same lots
We understand that a certain real estate
agent lately boasted that he had all the adver¬
tising he wanted from the daily papers from
such reports, and, that it never cost a single
cent. We trust that this style of doing business
will not be continued, as it is bound to recoil
in time upon parties reporting such sales.
THE LEXINGTOIT AVENUE EXTENSION.
At a meeting of residents of Gramercy Park,
held at the Grramercy Park House on Monday
evening, Mr. James W. Gerard was elected
chairman, and "Mx. Dudley Field was chosen
Mr. Ger.^d read the following communication
from the Mayor:
Mayor's Office, New York, 1871.
To Residents upon, GramerGy Park :
A bill -will be presented, to the Legislature for
the connection of Lexington avenue and Irving
place, a public improvement believed by the
authorities to be rendered necessary in conse¬
1. The opening of Lexington avenue to the
2. Of its being a great thoroughfare, and
likely to become more of a one from the building
of the great depot; and,
3. Of the extension of Irving place to Fourth
I deem it my duty to give you early infor¬
mation, and to add tiie hope that you wiU so far
sacrifice yourpriva,te interests to what is be¬
lieved to be a great public improvement as to
favor it. And I respectfully in-vite an expression
of opinion from you as a resident of the neigh¬
borhood. Very truly yours,
■ A. Oakey Hall.
The call for the meeting was also read, after
which Mr.. C. W. Field read, a letter from Mr.
Clarkson N. Potter, denouncing the project;
and brief speeches were made by Messrs. Sam¬
uel J. Tilden, James W. Gerard, Charles P.
Kirkland, Joseph B; Vamum, Dr; James R.
Wood, George Palen, WiUiam F. Mott, and Dud¬
The following resolutions were unanimously
Besolved, That the owners of the sixty lots in
Gramercy Park, assembled in public meeting at
the Gramercy Park House on the 16th day of
January, 1871, are decidedly and unanimously
opposed to the proposed extension of Lexington
avenue through Gramercy Park; that such a
measure would destroy the Park and most ma¬
terially injure our property in the Park, while it
is not in any degree or manner required for the
public use or convenience.
Besolved, That Messrs. Charles P. Earlrland,
Clarkson N. Potter, Samuel J. Tilden, James
W. Gerard and Dudley Fieldj be a committee to
prepare a remonstrance to the Legislature on
the subject and to supply proper persons to go
to Albany to attend to our interest in the mat¬
Besolved, That the record of the proceedings
of thismeetiag be respectfully transmitted to
the Mayor of the City of New York, and be fur¬
nished to such newspapers as desire to publish it.
- The roll of lots.was called, and out of the six¬
ty lots onthe Park forty-one were represented,
several of the remaining nineteen being occupied
by All-Souls' Chiirch, Colony Church, and the
The meeting then adjourned to meet again
upon the call of the chairman.
NATiONAXi bank notes are largely in excess o£ the de¬
mand. They arc offered by the banks free of interest, one
and two dollars, assorted, for fifteen days, five dollars and
ten dollars for ten days, »nd larger denominations from
five to eight days, to be repaid in greenbacks. Some of
the banks are offering to sell one and two dollars national
bank notes at J^ per cent, discount, five and ten dollars at
^, and. larger notes 1-10 per cent, discount. It is suggested
in influential-quarters that the Treasury Department shall
disburse greenbacks in exchange' for national bank notes.
___It has been suggested that, as the tax levy for 18,71 in¬
cludes no apppropriation for the celebration of Washing¬
ton's Burthday, the Department of Public Parks might take
the matter in hand and pro-Tide a little extra entertainment
in the way of music and fireworks in the different parks, as
they did on the'Eourth of July last...'.The mammoth de¬
pot of the Harlem Railroad at Forty-second st. and Fourth
av. is to be cpnipieted.'next month. Besides the usual
restaurants and waiting-rooms, the depot-wUl contain
shaving, bathing, and dressing-rooms, and other conven¬
iences for travellers not heretofore furnished in such build¬
ings ___A new ferry is proposed from the foot of East Sev¬
enteenth st. to Greenpoint and Williamsburg....The fol¬
lowing show- the additional number of cases of contagious
diseases for^he weekending January 14: Typhus fever, 6;
typhoid fever, 10; relapsing fever, 4; scarlet feveir, 96;
diptheria, 15; small-pox (including varioloid),' 22; mea¬
MECHANICS' LIENS AGAINST BUILDINGS
IN NEW YOEK CITY.
13 Eighth av. and 143d st. , n. e. cor.
Wm. Pymm agt. Mrs. Youngs..... $88 04
16 ElGHTT-THIRD ST., N. S., COMMENC'G
56.10 6. 3d av. Thos. J. Crombie
agt. H. Zincke.................... 119 36
17 Eighth st., n. s. (Nos. 19 & 21 E.),
between 2d & 3d avs. Jacob Flach
agt. The Arion Vocal Society...... 38 63
17 Same PROPBRTT. John Stark agt.
«ame........___.-.;.............. 10 00
17 Same pbopertt. Leofoi-d Ktjlt
agt. same .,...................... 27 50
17 Same property. George Schroth
agt. same......................... 9 00
18 Elizabeth st., e. s. (No. 130). Rus- .
sell Johnson agt. The St. Matthew's
Congregation..................... 492 76
18 Eleventh av. kkd 52d st., s. w.
cor. James Barrett agt. —. Buxch-
ill................................ 49 49
12 Fortieth st., s. s., 6 houses, com.
275 e. 10th av. Jeremiah Crow¬
ley agt. G. M. Miller et al....;.... 768 16
17 Fortt-bighthst., n. s. (No. 311 E.),
bet. 1st and 2d avs. Charles Hipp
agt. Charles Bordensack.......... 19 50
17 Same property. Philip Chelitis
agt. same___...................... 19 50
17 Fifty-seventh ST., n. s., 3 hcdses,
com. about .50 e. 11th av. Goulding,
O'Reilly jStCo. agt. John Carlin... 91 00
18 Fortieth st., s. s. (Nos. 432, 434,
436, 438, 440 and 442W.). Wm. A.
Ackerson agt. C. H. Beman etal.. 186 50
18 Same property. Abm. Ackerson
agt. same.___.................... 2,880 00
19 Fortieth st., s. s., 6 houses bet.
9th and 10th avs. Charles P. Rand
agt. G. H. Beman................. 1,47S 00
12 Lexington av.,.w.. s., 80 s. 79th st.
P. H. Rice agt. J. McQuade...... 1,256 68
13 Lexington av., w. s. (No. 824).
Henry Berger agt. Abraham Ban-
man ..______.................... 120 CO
17 Ludlow st., e. s. (Nos. 16 <fe 18), .
bet. Hester & Canal sts. Oppeld
& Martine agt. Christian Voega.. . 25 00
13 Nassau <fc.Frankfort sts., 8. b.
cor., known as 166 & 168 Nassau-
Albert D. Bishop agt. Evening Te¬
legraph Assn...............-----.. 19,000 00
17NinbtYtSecondst.,n. s.,20houbess, :"
coin. 125. e. .9th av. W. H. Simon-
Bon agt. S. C. Genin etal..:...... 1,741 15