AND BUILDERS' GUIDE.
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1871.
•■ Published Weekly by _
THE EEAL ESTATE RECORD ASSOCIATION.
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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871, by
C. W. SWEET,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
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OTJE NEW PARKS.
In our last issue we alluded to the necessity
of impressing upon the '' Department of Public
Parks'''' the importance of hastening forward
the work upon the MoKNiNGSiDE Park.
We learn that the Executive Committee have
recently had a meeting, and design certain small
improvements and additions for the comfort of
visitors at the Central Park; and that the trans¬
verse roads are to be completed and lighted
with gas ; and that their attention is absorbed
with new plans for the alteration of the present
walks on the two squares called the " Reservoir
Square " and the " Union Square; " and also
that the former " Washington Square " is to be
completed and opened as a Plaza. The " Bat-,
tery'' Square is also to receive a building for the
especial use and private accommodation of such
ladies and children as may. desire to promenade
there, and that a sentinel is to protect them in
• the perfect and exclusive enjoyment of the
We question whether the improvements now
going on at the Battery are worth to the city
much beyond the interest upon their cost. If
we did not know the Commissioners, we would
be induced to believe that the work on the Bat¬
tery was not really designed by any one of them,
but had its origin in the mind of a prominent
citizen of enormous wealth, who wiU not admit
yet that Broadway extends beyond Fourteenth
street; nor that a large retail trade can ever
flourish'beyond that old upper boundary of what
Mayor Hall has properly nained " Ancient New
YorkP The population of New York has
moved too far up-town to make a visit to tiie
Battery an enjoyment for either ladies or chil¬
dren. Nor will it be an attraction to strangers
to visit it from the hotels, as it formerly was.
It win bring no visitors to our hotels; it wiU
bring no custouiers to our shops ; and no families
visitiiig our citywiU consider it as an attraction
to be weighed and thought of in choosing a resi¬
The Central Park, as an attraction, has
added untold miUions to the wealth of our city.
It is felt daily in a hundred trades. It brings
thousands of visitors to our hotels; and we
presume that one large retail house in this city
could afford to pay the salaries of the Central
Park police, from the profits of sales.to strangers,
beyond what would have been possible without
The true policy is to go on and make the
northern addition to it attractive at the earliest
possible day. The legal proceedings for taking
the land for the Park were all completed last
year. The heavy assessments made upon the
surrounding owners were paid by them last
autumn, at which period the actual working of
the Park ought to have commenced. The plans
should have been determined on and well in
hand at that period. The owners of property in
this section have a fight to call upon the Exe¬
cutive Committee for action.
The present and past slow progress and delay
does not appear to be justified by any sound or
controlling reason, and works disadvantage and
loss to all the interests which it is the duty of
a good administration of the Parks to protect.
The Senate passed, on Wednesday last,
by a vote of 22 to 5, the bill authorizing the
Beach Pneumatic Transit Company to carry
passengers on its line, and provides that the
rate of fare, shall not exceed ten cents for any
distance less than three mUes, and for aU ad¬
ditional distances two cents per mile, or any
fractional part of a mile; but between the
hours of five and seven A.M., and five and seven
P.M.. the rate of fare for any distance shall not
exceed ten cents.
The: construction of the tunnel is to be under
the superintendence of three engineer commis¬
sioners, consisting of Alfred W. Craven, George
S." Greene, and an engineer to be appointed by
the Department of Public Works. The route
is to be from Bowling Green, under Broad¬
way, to Fourteenth street, thence, under Union
Square, to Seventeenth street, thence, under
Broadway, to its junction with Central Park and
Eighth avenue, with a braiich railway from Union
Square, under Fora1;h avenue, to Harlem River,
and across and under the bed of said river to
the northerly shore thereof.
For New York Mechanics' Liens seep. 134.
MECHAHICS'.LIENS AGAINST BUILDINGS IN
14 Gates ay., s. s., 2.50 -e. Tompki^js
av., 25x100. Wm. Queley agt. T.
H. Treadwen & Amelia E. Bums.. $39 50
10 DeKalb ay., s. s.,102.6w. Reidav.,
97.6x100, 5 houses. S. R. Kimball
agt. Chas. Isbill, D. E. Mackenzie,
Mr. Hunt, Cath. M. Lawrence,
Mr. Wilson, & Chas. Isbill........ 425 00
14 Pacific st. and Kingston ay., s. e.
cor., 100x100. Martin Healey agt.
Anize& SarahL. HHl............ 455 40
14 Eighteenth st. and JOth ay., n. e.
cor., 5 houses, 100x80. Jas. D.
Brown agt. E. Kram & Hv. Man¬
11 Freeman st., s. s., 425 e. Prakk-
lin av.. thence w. 80x100 (Nos. 118,
122,126 Freeman St.) J.B.Wood¬
ruff agt. R. A. & H. J. & Cath.
Lewis............................ 926 26
14 Fulton st., s. s., 88.4 e. Portland
av., 40x—, 2 houses. Thos. Read
agt. James Lewis............■..... 1,352 99
9 Catharine and Deyoe sts., s. e.
cor.', 2.5x.50. M. Meyer agt. Michael
Reber & Geo. MiUer.............. 20 25
9 Same premises. M. Muller agt.
same parties..................... 16 75
9 Same premises. J. HAMMERBAcnER
agt. same parties................. 18 75
10 Warren st., s. s., 2.53.10 e. 5th ay.,
16.8x100 (No. 724 Warren). H.
Sweetser agt. Mary Olney......... 80 00
11 Pulaski st., n. s., 175 e. Marcy
av., 2.5x100. W. F. C. Demke agt.
J. B. & Mary A Bobertson........ 100 00
11 Centre line between Wyckoff &
Remsen sts., 225 w. Waterbury st.,
50x.50. H. Steubing agt. T. Kranch
& Nic. Seitz...................... 2,495 00-
8 Union ay., w. s., 50 s. India st.,
100x100. Jno. W. Winters agt.
Greenpoint Meth. Epis, Church... 745 02
15 Same premises. H. Wilson agt.
L Winters & the Church above.... 448 00
14 Nostrand ay., w. s., 80 s. Monroe,
20x75., W. WUson agt. W. B.
& Mary A. Wharton.............. 105 45
15 Broadway, n. e. s., 125 s. e. Huli,
St., 50x100. Robert HiU agfc. C.
Ederson & J. A. White........... 108 00
NEW YORK JUDGMENTS.
In these Usts of judgmeiits the ruimes alphabetically
arru7iged, and which are fh'st on each line, are those of
the judgment debtor.
10 AUen, WiUiam H.—Chas. Hobbs.... $114 77
10 Anthony, Samuel J.—W. S. CVesbie. 2,038 29
11 Andrews, James^E. Crawford...... 119 08
13 Anthony, Samriel J.—C. W. Scofield. 68 74
14 Ahrens, L—D. P. Smith............ 321 34
14 Abraham', Isaac—^Louis Berkowitz.. 303 37
14 the same---------Frederick Stich.. 245 54
15 Axt, Ada,m—Chas. Emmens........ 167 30
15 Ashler, Alexander S.—James Breath. 446 20
9 Butterworth, George^J. T. Mott... 92 96
9 Burke, Francis G.—W. B. Isham.... 234 27
9 Bowen, Edward A.—B. M. White... 107 40
Q Baker, Mary , ) CaroUne M. Pick-
^ Baker, Charles ) ney............. 1,043 19
6 Braun, H—The Germania Bank of
the City of N. Y................. 848 35
9 Berrian, C. E.—Aaron Kemp....... 275 16
9 Bissingeri Jacob—^Andrew Stauf.... 309 60
9 Baldwin, E. J.—E. A. MerriU...... 533 98
10 Bingham, Liithier G. — PhUahdeir '
Stevens.......................... 1,065 99
10 Brinckmann, Henry—^Henry Clausen. 106 24,
10 Bassett, Francis, Jr.—S. M. Lederer. 314 29
10 B:ack;]S,,Jr:JB^S.Talyor.. 2,193 69