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F , Boyle; ard s ErUndimg Many Miles Unite lU Public Recreation
Ground* -—Vast Tracts There Yet Tn Be Jin proved.
Millions ar« beiax spent in neawervaat; the realty,
charms of The Bronx, one of the most attractive
• r.d flourishing boroughs of th« greater city. Its
rark flrea is crraU-r than the total arrease of park
land in the four other borousrhs. Within the last
fifteen years over four thousand acres have been
m aside in rtM Bronx for use as parks. Th- total
Kcreag* of park land in ih» city Is about W»i
dfvMed as follows: Manhattan. lAMtI Brook and
<Juf>ens. l*B: Ri^hmo-nd. Is, and The. Bronx. 4.in.
In the early R< v S rfc« Bronx was a region com
rrieint: a lars* number of prosperous business and
r*-sidontial .; s-ri.-i.c. which included Mott Haven.
Port Morris. Morrisania. Melrose. "West Farms,
Wrst Chester. Fordham. Tremont. Williamsbridgre,
Woodlawn, Casanova, BoaTs Point. Van Nest and
Baycbester. All th«*se places and many adjacent
portions -now lomi one M«si sad thriving: commu
nity, with many wide avenues stulfhlng from th*
Harlrm River to the northern limits of the city.
a distance of lay miles, and with broad, parklike
boulevards from the easterly bank of the
Hudson River •• the westerly shore* of I<nng Isl
and Suund. .
The Bronx is the only borouph of (he entire
city which contains within Us borders a park
ltorderins for many miles on Lons Island Pound.
In the waters which touch that fine stretch
fif beach ihe public may enjoy bathing. This
ltt-ach front ... !he easterly border of Pelham
Bay Park. Tho park comprises I.7>> acres, so it
is a little more than twice the area of Central Park,
which for many yoars has been a popular pleasure
ground of thousands of pt-rsons living on Manhat
inn Island. According to many landscape archi
tects, low pu'jHc tO^asure grounds surpass in beauty
I'clliani Bay Park. No park In IMs city exceeds
it iv area. Not only <3<.r« it possess a. ignillcent
wat<Tfronl. liut •.-.-. many miles inland and
includes many areas of open meadow land, flanked
!<>• extensive woods, in which a:e tree? many
n.n'.urics old.
Pclnain Bay Park is also an historic parcel of
land. Within it? borders, and encircled by an iron
„,... yt«nds t!^ tree ui;dT We* Thomas
P<»11 >i?n<--<3 h treaty of r'-:ice tvith the Indians In
1<:.1. In this park is alf=o a place near Gloveifa
Rock, wliere Colonel Glover, with ill Marblehead
fishermen, held Hwe's army in check oa October
18. 3776. ;<idinc IVashinglbn in his retreat to White
I'liiiip. Ttie paric Las several athletic fields and
Ti^ ..... largest park in The Bronx is an
CortlaiKjt. which li^s in tli*- northw^esterly part of
;!if borough and is bordered by a Inph class and
n-.unsliins residential district. 31 comprises a little.
over 1.ir.2 sms. It is bn-jnded by the city line,
Broadway and Van «v. r i;andt and Mount Yernon
avpnuos." A more beautifully laid out tract of land
It would be difficult to find. Trie park is frequently
Kftrrcd t<» as "a spacious, stately r^sorvation."
popcLar parade grounds.
It is noted cf=peciallr for Its larcre r^iradc ground.
■wjiir-ti is a jrrout. level plain, comprieinic one hun
drci and fifty flcr^s an.i extondins v -" r nftecai
liUiidi'-d yards In a. »;tr.iicht line. The parad"
*:ioun<i is bordered by commanding hills on the
cast, wrst and nortli. and on the south by the
charming valley of t3*e Harlem. This park. too.
i< an historic pare*-! of land. In it If the Van
Cortlandt -mansion, rrected in 17« wl.irii was oc
♦ api<=-d l>y Washington n few days <i;;rinc the Re\o
lution. It i» now i:s*d ac a repository For Revo
lutionary ieli>-s by tho < "..lonia! Daraos. Tail trees
.:2<inle the grounds of the bouse, and near by ar»
a jnruiorial drinkirs fountain to Algernon B. Sulli
van and a Ht:<lu*» of Adjutant ijcneral Jo?iah Por
1»«T. of tJio -naiional j^uard. The park lias a charm
i!i£ l^k^ «t«J -=»-voral larc«- ponds. among the rec
ifeattoiis which the public m.iy enjoy within its
lKi.utiful bordera sre. htsides atKletic srani^s <such
as bas«-ba»i» f<,>OTbriH. ="if and jK'lo.t. boa.ting. skat
inc find ' ctirtinz. From t!ie -.-•.. of the
jiark -i cr«nd view of the Palisades may be had.
TbJe Bronx Park is alixi a larpe park reset I -
and is one. of the raVsl popular pleasure grounds
nortli of the ... Hive . It comprises nearly
**-v«"n l-a?n<Jre<i and twenty ai-rep. and fronts on
Boston Road. East 3S2d set. Southern Boulevard.
Burke a'.Ki Morris Park avenuea. White Plain?
Koad and the grounds of Fordham College. H b3
ffoquenUy called "the park beautiful." owtosj to
tits jiict ureFfju^nefs sad its rural beauty. It takes
its narn«s from the river which flows through it.
In ihe park are. two grea.t public Institutions^
namely, th*! New York Zoological Park and the
New York Botanical Gardens. In the former ar«
to r«e Jound nearly every known beast, bird and
reptile, amid surroundings as nearly like their na
tive homes as possible, while in tbe latter is a be
tanical museum, mlteio ire conimerciali«m of plant
life Is fuJly illustrated and where a. beautiful crys
tal pasass) was built some years ago. In which th*
luxuriant vegetation of a tropical jungle is to be
The natural attractions of the park include a 100
toTi rocking: Staae and a great white oak whose Klrth
Is 12 Rest 4 Inches, the spread of whose branches
ie <k Uses' eiri arkasa as:« is said to be more than
tree hundred anil fifty years. There ar*> also
within the park pine tree? which tower over on<*
hundred and fifty feet skyward. Besides, there is
the. hemlock prove, an imgieta forest of forty
«<~res. v.-hero "bounteous natur-j has lavished h«r
jr!fts u-nstintii^ly. in a. T>erfect abandon of lusllu
T*-rclry." jf».re aif=o will be found a succession
of hlUs and valleys, kaolki and ravines and great,
mady- lanes.
* Iffjej attar j»ark lands of The. Bronx Include:
■.7 ■sal Park, of About eighteen «<r<».
hounded ly Walton and Mott avenue- and 355tn
Crotona Park, of about east hundred and flfty
' c acres, tir'UTidi^d by Fulton. Third. Arthur »nd
Tremont avenues and Crotona Park South, East
end North.
Claremont Park, of exactly th!rty-«ls:ht f)cr».s.
Viunded by Teller and Clay avenues and Be.mont
*nd 170 th streets.
Echo Park, aC four acres, at th« junction ©f
JSumsido and Tremont avenues.
r» Vo» Park, of about Fix acres, front Ing In
rjSjm Road. Aqueduct and Sedgwick avenues
«nd listh street.
Ma-omb's DaSB Park, Of twer.tT-s«*ven acres,
fronting In. Jerome and Cromwell avenues. ISCd
street, and on the Harlem River.
Hesram Park, of nearly an acre, bounded by I«f1i«t
• i -1 SIM streets and Courtlandt and Park avenues.
Toe. Park, or about three acres, at 1924 street and
Kincsbridpe Road.
mam Hill Park, of about half an Bet*, frontlns
In PeJham. Webster and Park avenues.
St James 1 ! Park, of nearly twelve acres. hounded
r-y Jerome and Creston avenues and East l?lst
St. Mary's Park, of nearly twenty-nine, ax-res,
bounded by St. Ann's. St. Mary's and Robblns
Bvenu.-s and M^h street.
University Park, bordered by Cedar and Sedgwick
tifnii't and lSlst street.
Washington Bridge. Park, of about eight acres.
bounded by Sed«wick avenue, Washington Bridge
and tbe Harlem River.
Moreover. there are about twenty-one acres of
park bsai which have not yet been named or laid
cut The greater ,art of this park system can be
' reached from every part of Manhattan Island and
from «"v«ry section of The Bronx by surface line
for a r awl fare. Steps were taken some years
«go by public spirited citizens of the- greater city
to unite by a great Fystem . of coocourEes and
boulevards the westerly, iiilisjl and easterly park
lands of The Bronx. And Usaaa efforts have re
sulted In Baa formulation of extensive plans with
thiß aim in view. Already large sums of money
r,»v- been spent by the. dry in building many mile*
of this boulevard system. When this mammoth
• rk is completed The Brcnx will be a large, num
>»r of beautiful residential and vigorous business
*enJone Intersected or hounded by broad park
wm9m stretching in all directions and uniting all
th- park*.
The principal parkway is the Grand Boulevard
id Concourse.. The entrance to the Concourse is
through Cedar or Franz Sigel parks. It. comprises
a stretch of land 3.3C0 feet long and from 400 to 500
feet wide, and extending from the right of way of
the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, in
DM st . just ea.st Of Walton aye., to East 164 th st
The route of the Concourse Is along the ridge be
tween Jerome and Webster ayes. It is about four
miles long and IS3 feet wide. It crosses a deep
valley at East l~th St, where thore Is a splendid
arch of masonry. Its central driveway for fast
driving Is f* feet •wide, and that is bordered by a
ff) v fve block i n VTestchester avenue. (2) Comer P arr«l in Webster avenwt (3) Along TVhitlock aTenue. (4> In Cl^y avenue, value, ar* attractfre to tave fi LooaJna
west at the junction of IfVVh street and Boston Road. (<T> In Ogden avenu».
macadamized driveway on carh side 24 feet wine.
The macadamized driveway la for general traffic.
The sidewalks along this parkway are. 3) feet wide,
and between th« central and side driveways bicycle
and other paths have been constructed. Along the
entire length 9t the Concourse trees have been
planted and the space between trees sodded. Here
and there flower Im-.Jj: have been laid.
ALOXG mosholt; parkway.
This Concourse la the main thoroughfare uniting
the Bronx system of park?. From a point near the
Intersection of Van Cortlandt Park South and Gun
Hill Road extends Mosholu Parkway, and unites
Van Cortlandt and Bronx parks. Mosholu Park
■wav is €00 feet wid« and its length is 6,05> feet.
From the Bronx Park to P<?lham Bay Park runs in
a northeasterly direction the. Bronx and Pelham
Parkway. It is 400 feet wide and ll.R«l feet long.
In th« near future Riverside Drive will extend as
far north as the Harlem Ship Canal, and will at
that point form the southerly approach to the pro
posed H*ndr:ck Hudson memorial bridge over th©
ship canal. The Bpuyten Duyvil Parkway will be
part of the northerly approach to the. bridge. That
parkway extends in a northeasterly direction to
Van Cortlandt Park and is from 60 to 180 fee* wide
and 11,50} feet long.
So much has been said in recent years about the
wonderful growth of The Bronx that the ma
jority of persons livine on Manhattan Island or in
other boroughs imagine that The Bronx has passed
the development state, and that there is little re.
maining land ther* to be Improved for residential
purpose or for u?<» by manufacturing concerns.
That is a. false idea. It is true that the growth
of The Bronx has been remarkable- in the last.
fifteen years, and that the vast sums of money
which represent construction work carried out
there Jn that period is amazing to the inexperi
enced In realty affairs. But the spirit of activity
which has prevailed for many years throughout
nearly every section of this entrancing region of
the greater city Is not at all a cause for surprise
among students of real estate conditions. Many
realty charms of the. region remained practically
hidden until the early 4 eighties to myriads of per
sons, owing chiefly to faulty transportation facili
ties. With improved transit facilities, the diversi
fied attractions of this fine Ftretch of land, superbly
located for a greater Industrial and residential
growth became known to large numbers of persons
living in the thickly populated parts of Manhattan
Island and other sections of the city, and mo«t of
those persons were not slow to grasp the many
opportunities that the borough presented to them.
Many realty experts hold the opinion that no sec
tion of the greater city possesses so many attrac
tions to the homeseeker and appeals so strongly
to the head* of manufacturing concerns looking for
Ideal Industrial tracts of land as The Bronx. That
this opinion is shared by thousands of persons and
is becoming more widespread Is evidenced on all
Bides by the rapid rate at which the population of
the territory Is Increasing, by the great strides
which have been and aie being made to make life
within the limits of the. region more enjoyable and
by the wonderful broadening of its business life
The Bronx is certainly destined to become a much
greater residential and business region in the near
future. Words cannot adequately de.scrlb« the
manner In which The Bronx has developed in the
last twenty years from a series of 6mall residential
and bußlness sections into a region with many large
home and industrial centre* not only pleasing to
the eye. but measuring up to a hl?h realty stand
ard. There are various large sections of The
Bronx, It is true, which are almost entirely occu
pied by Industrial concerns employing thousands
But none of the factory eetllements in any way
mar or detract from the high character of lt» resi
dential sections. In fact. these industrial plants
form a great link of avenues for employment and
tend to' quicken the spirit of- Its Industrial life.
To fully appreciate the innumerable realty charms
of The Bronx, a person must visit and Inspect the
various sections. In that manner he. will quickly
perceive how The Bronx has been transformed into
one . jf th* most thriving and attractive boroughs
of th* greater city, and all within, figuratively
speaking, a fey pears. The Bronx is practically
vided Into four" or more districts, with characteristics
differing one from another. North of the ship canal
and extending away beyond Van Cortlandt Park
and bordered by the Harlem and Hudson valleys
is an almost exclusive residential district. in which
will be, found some of the best built frame • and
brick cottages which have been erected In this city
in the last ten years. This part of The Bronx Is
to be united to the Inwood district of Manhattan
Is and by the Hendrick Hudson memorial bridge,
which will form a splendid means of communica
tion between the two boroughs. The southwesterly
and southeasterly sections of. The Bronx are al
ready joined to the great subway system of the
greater city and thus they may be easily reached
by subway trains from the Battery. They may
also be. easily reached now. owing to the operation
of trains on "the Flatbusa avenue extension of the
Brooklyn subway, from the business centre of.
Brooklyn. A trip from the -Long Island station
at Flathush and Fourth avenues, Brooklyn, to the**
districts of The Bronx may be mad* wftbout
changing cars ar,d for a. fare, of five cents. The
southwesterly and westerly part of The Bronx is
high ground, being practically a series of ridges,
here a.nd there covered with dense woods. Not only
one bridge, but many bridges, connect The Bronx
with Manhattan Island, and over a large number
of thes* bridges run trolley ■ lines • and railroad
trains. As regards bridge links, the southeasterly
part of The Bronx has b*en well taken care of.
and this sjstem of bridges has so thoroughly over
come th« water barriers separating the Borough
of Manhattan from the Borough of The Bronx that
no water harriers now retard the growth of this
charming part of the greater city.
The southeasterly section of Th« Bronx is noted
for its many broad avenue?, lined with long row«
of modern dwelling and flat houses, its many
shaded street?, its fine transit facilities, its large
Industrial concern*. . its busy shopping centres, its
excellent public schools, and, moreover, its great
park system.
In f=pit- of the rapid growth of the southeasterly
part of The Bronx In the last fifteen years, there la
much available land remaining for improvement
with flathouses or with factories, and the prevailing
prices for lands and houses are. especially alluring
to the wideawake investor a.nd speculator. Through
out the easterly part of this district is being built
th» six-track roadway of the New Hariri, which
will afford a quick outlet for shipping good* to all
parts of the United States, and which will also
permanently link I-ong Island, Manhattan Island
and The Bronx.
Over the waters of Ixmg Island Sound, which bor
der this district for many miles, is being built the
Npw York Connecting Railway Bridge, and plans
have aieo been recently formulated to imprcve the
ferry services between Port Morris and College
Point, and also between othe-- sections of Th*
Bronx and some of the towns on the north-rlv sid-i
of Long Tsland The betterment of this ferry ser
vice waj» made in order to provide, easier means of
communication for truck gardeners between Ixmgf
Island and The Bronx. Within the last three years
ther» has been built in The Bronx one of the largest
markets to be found within the limits of this city.
Tru re Is not on" district of the borough which
!.-■ not noted for it? wonderful pict uniqueness and
iis many oth^r realty charms. Moreover, there i«
not a single section of this thriving borough which
is not b^ing rapidly built up along the l>est lines,
and where scores of individuals are not working
together to preserve and enhance the natural ;md
artificial charms of the various sections.
Plans for building improvements have just be.*n
filed for a twelve story mercantile building at Nr,s
30 and 32 West 27th st, and an eleven story loft
building at Kos. 108 and 111 West 27th St.
The building at No. 30 will be constructed for the
James Livingston Construction Company and the
Mar-mac Construction Company will occupy the
building at No. 109. The former will ron J230.000
and the latter $i!V><wi
A big brewery. in KM tt., east of 3<J «v»., has Just
filed plans for a new chimney 225 feet high. It will
be built of brick, with a diameter of IT 5 fe.et at the
baas and ?Vi feet at v*■ »*■«*. . Th* oost will **•
Bridges Over the Harlem and- Their
Advantages to Realty.
It may not be so vary long be.for« every xtreet
and avenue pushing its way northward to th
banks. of th« Harlem River and to the ship canal
from Manhattan will have a substantial bridge
binding the populous Island to th« Borough of
The Bronx. There are. now fifteen bridges either
built or building, and this number does not In
clude the Hudson Memorial, which is to cost
soemthins like $5,000,000 and be a thing of beauty
in bridge architecture. And it is In The Bronx,
at Port Morris, where the big connecting bridge
will have one of its terminals, and the borough
will thus be connected with the whole country over
toe- Pennsylvania Railroad and its feeders. It Is.
therefore, no wonder that the dwellers in The
Bronx have rosy views for the future of their
picturesque section of the big city.
To the east the first of the connecting links with
Manhattan is the structure from "Willis avenue, in
Fort Morris. That Is used by truck farmers and
others, either from The Bronx or l>ong Island, for
the North Beach and College Point f<=rry bring*
scores of truck farmers from Long Island to Port
Morris, and they are throwing th« Willis Avenue
Bridge- mornings early and late at night. After
this passageway over the water comes the Sec
ond Avenue Bride:". The ''I/ uses it. but there la
room for foot passengers. «nd the Third avenue
structure is traversed by trolleys and can be and
is used by foot passengers and vehicles of all de
scriptions, not excepting automobiles. These
bridges are substantial, and not unattractive. The
■Park Avenue Bridge, over -which the New York
Central & Hudson River Railroad's main line trains
speed incessantly day and night, is the fourth
bridge from the east and there is none that is
compelled to stand more pounding and straining,
but this is on* at the strongest structures of the
kind. Madison avenue is to have a. new bridge
to The, Bronx. The old structure will make, way
for it. and when the new one is completed it will
be one of th« handsomest ov»r the river. This will
be used largely for vehicular traffic and may sup
plant the Willis avenue structure for automobile
oh for those wishing to visit the New England
Then come the Lenox avenue. Macomb'a Dam
and the Eighth avenue bridges, the Putnam Divi
sion trains using- the latter. This crosses at about
159 th street. There is then quite a. stretch of clear
way, on the, west bank of the river being High
Bridge Park. This. in its present spring greenery.
Ptill soft in shade, leads to High Bridge, the pict
uresque' structure long a mecca for excursionists
from the southern faraway reaches of Manhattan.
This carries the old Croton aqueduct, is 1.-MO feet
Ion? and has thirteen arches, resting upon massive*
granite piers. The. highest arch Is US feet above
water. This is purely a vehicular and passenger
The University Heights Bridge at Kinsrsbridge,
lS4th street. The Bronx, to 207 th street. Manhattan,
has all the advantages of being a modern structure,
with all the Improvements in design making for
beauty and strength. Between the two is the
Washington Bridge, at Tenth avenue and 18*t
street. Its height give* it as striking an appear
ance 83 the High Bridge, and it Is longer and was
more of a task for the builders. It has a length
of 2. J0) feet, is St) feet wide., and the central arch
has a span of 510 feet. It is 135 feet above high
The. Fordham Heights Bridge will be. just north
of i the University Heights Bridge, and then come
the three structures over the ship canal and
Spuyten Duyvil. The busiest of these Is the Broad
way, earning the subway to Klngsbridge.
But much interest Is centred in the Hudson
Memorial Bridge, which is to extend from Briton
Road, In Manhattan, to Spuyten Duyvil. Bolton
Road is practically a continuation of Riverside
Drive, and will thus connect th»< mainland with
that great river bank course. This bridge 4s to
cost about $."..•»• '. Preparations for th» tercen
tenary are well under way, and the date for the
celebration/September 25. 190P, to continue for eight
days, will nee a display along the Hudson that, it
has been promised, will excel the Mardl (Iras at
New Orleans. This memorial bridge will be the
most ornate connecting- link with The Bronx.
In the Department of Bridges It was said yester
day that work on the new Madison, venue struct
ure' was begun last week. The old bridge has been
moved east two blocks. The old bridge which wa*
at the Broadway crossing was moved to. the Uni
versity Heights site. 'r.rv;;.-
The cost of th»ee numerous structures, ind?pen-
dent of the Hudson Memorial. shows that bridge
construction Is not a cheap affair. The »*•»«*■
pensive of th. bridges In use to th- ™**£od.
and the cost as given of the principal srr ctnre.
in the reports, not including the ground used in
th« approaches, is as follows:
.. »I.«bt.«x>
willii (vmnt, rwtnf - ' 1 ?•» <JO
Third avenue, rwlP* ■■ "'""''.'.'. 4»«.**l
Ma/ii*OTi avenuo. »wln*. run. - i,:v«>.noo
M«dl»on avenue, Bwln*. n<rar- t ■ v. onr>
146 th street. «wln» 1.580.604
M*comb - » Dam. «win* " £Sol.«»
Washington. ■*•*! arch - • 1 IS^ nno
University Heights, r»lrtc eivr,oiv>
Broadway, subway right . . . --.-•• •• - • ■ _• • ■- " 47A.MM
Broadway. SU brf<J»». moved up th » 5 0/0 O.TO
Hud*on Memorial, estimated _ — __
Total *
The Second avenue bridge, used by the b****r
ough. Is owned by that company, but th* city has
footway rights. The Park avenue structure * of
courle o^ned by the New York Centra. * Hudson
River Railroad Company, and so is * bride- *
Spuyten Duyvil. Th- city has no rights whatever
on these structure?. -
This scheme of bridges means that Th* Bronx
will be practically a continuation of Manhattan, and
la now reached In quick time by business men who
have their home* north of th* river. There aM
still large areas to be built up. but operations are
under way for many houses in the most desirable
«nd most accessible sections. Th* Bronx has pin-
inusqnriiona healthfulness. paries of great area ani
the much visited Zoological and Botanical parks.
"With Its Sound and Hudson River frontage, It has
all the advantages of other boroughs in bathing
facilities and boating. Th«» conformation of the
land lends itself peculiarly * n attractive landscape
gardening Thai this will not he neglected may be
seen in the many examples of handsome homes a!
ready erected by Manhattanese who used' to live
In apartments below the river.
Tiie extension of the Broadway subway to Yon
kera will open op a large area of attractlce realty.
This improvement in transit will mean quick ser
vice, something that must he provided, or th*
bomeseeker will remain hi the bis: borough. Ther*
will not be much more desirable property to b*
had anywhere, and without exception th» mean*
of access will b« of the best and most convenient.
The whole Van Cortlandt Park section win be
quickly opened by the extension. There is prob
ably not a more desirable district in or near New
York City.
The extension of the subway on the eastern divi
sion beyond the Zoological Park will be- as benefi
cial to real estate as will the extension to Tonkers.
On the East Side are also areat tracts to be opened,
and as It is tmprovd property, is snapped up as
quickly as if I* put on the market. As being
nearer the Sound there are special inducements
for tho?* who like sailing. The realty men a-*
fully alive to the advantages of their section of
th« great rlty as combining ail the physical at
tractions of a suburb, with the addition of metro
politan improvements. It Is the aim of the realty
men In this beautiful section to make It so attrac
tive that the ont-of-the ■ suburban districts will
have to work hard to keep up with the procession,
Frederick W. Whitridge. receiver of th» Third
Avenue Railroad system, in a report which he
recently submitted to the bondholders' committee
of that company, said: "I find, the Union. Railway
has a franchise for building a line on The Bronx
and P»lham. Parkway. Th« five and one-half
miles of this road can be. completed for something
like J250.000. which would, if built, be an exceed
ingly go«d paying line! The best part of this
franchise. I am advised, is still good, and I pur
pose to endeavor to obtain the necessary permits
from th* IJghttng Department and other depart
ments of the city necessary to vivify that fran
chise, and to construct as much of this piece of
road as possible, at least from Fordham station to
a point beyond the Zoological Gardens."
The auction Rale of four and five acre plots on the
estate of W. K. Aston, at Oakdale. Long Island, at
the Real Estate Exchange, (to. 14 Vesey street, on
May 12, brought Into the field many Investors who
will build on their respective purchases. The fad
that they will build will attract to Oakdato and to
the ■ remainder of Mr. Aston's holdings there a
larger amount of public attention than Oakdale
has hitherto received.
Slxty-eltrht homes are going t.i he built at Oak
d*!* within th» ne;ir x future Many other homes
will follow, and there. Is room at Oakdale for many
Oakdale Is one of the most beautiful and health
ful spots on the Atlantic Coast, and persons -*ho
appreciate beautiful and desirable home sites will
find them there.
The New Jersey New York Real Estate Exchange
hn.H arranged a series of Inspection trips by auto
mobtl* 'n which every member of th? board of
governors is to participate.
Malba, Long Inland, to Have City
M* :-wi_ r^Tir Island. i« -•-■>- Fort =•■-.- =•- — «
high projerticj- spur of •-- Vdut-istotr* Peninn!*.
Her« the Realty Trust of New York ■•■ SSMJBJBJ
one of th* handsome-st r*»id»ntr<U p»rk« «i Lonx
Island, and fine road?, granolithic sM»-ra!ks. rr^-bn *
and glitters have been mad* through th*» property.
The plan la to make, this an exelnstr* an<l ti? -,
dat«» residence park, and it will undoubtedly b»
conv» the plac« of residence of a Ur»» nuw s «f
N«w Yorker* who/ wish to ■*• « horn** on ss«
Sound and a* the. same Mm* be within reac of th<»
business Interest* of Manhattan. No bnttiUno of i
commercial character will fee *i:ow»a in ts% resi
dential portion of Matba.
A dock nix hundred feet l^nsr has b«»rt built rr:z
-„» d*«p wafers of tIM Sound, »rd th«r<».t'h«
steamers of the M' ritsssl IJn* ♦ Bankers sa4
Brokers') make their SJrsf stops daily an«S SiTida-/
from East Star street. From dM ""■«• Lon< Island
station Intely built at Malba. ts> W-* d SqjMW -/
train Is only thirty 1 - -e minutes. One ran trav»t *ti
an automobile direct from hi* hssaa In Malba to
-i- - street in about thirty minutes. On tha comytn
tlon of th« East River ---» it •« »stin:at-.<i that
V | -a will be within twenty minuses of Broatf.
way and Herald BHJSsw*.
Th- work on five or six b-autifn! -•••.d<— -•• cost-
Ing about $I<*W>. will ia si srtN witMi ■ f«-w <iay».
Prosp^tt-ve pur«-has»r!» or villa sit** -will then h*v*
an idea as to MM class of ■!■•"■ Basji to se ':■-. '-. at
Malba. In order to promote social in'ei-rourse. *
c-ntral casino, clubhouse, with bathing taetUMe*
and also containing an up ibsls r-^ra-irant •.-!
ballroom, will ty er»cr»d on MM t-a<-h MM the pier.
The park wilt also have a club stable i " A ?aras-» in
another section.
In order tkat the residents »- J r---- '»::«i
oC asssssj may always have control of t'r» beach
ar.d other Huh feature*. rh» Malba Association is
made up exclusively of msh (Wim Tbsi
association will have »ntlr-» chars* of the manage
ment of th- park. <»><■: i's own officers and "■*!
of directors and appotr.t its own .;ommltt'»»j. *'
the maßa^nnent of tho park will be entirely
under the control of property owners, the cost of
keeping the. streets and oth<»r parts of th* grounds
in good repair .';■"•■ and the cost or mainte
nance will be nomin»l-in otlt-r words. th! 3 means
that than win to no heaTy taxes r.or unfair as
sessments levied. The park will hav<» all city im
provements, gas. sewers, electricity, water, etc. ■
Many Shrrtcd Germans Buying Fine
Home Site* There.
At Hsiil-sj" ■" ■ - ■ rnii-h adt->ins TonkeT3*.ii»
booh seekers who mot afford to par hig-i pric?3
are buying i.. th>- choice lots. Hastings haa manr
a-iva- | over many Hudson River town?. It.ts
com* led by trolley with Yonk^rs .md the sibTray
at KlnssbrS.lg^. Th~ f.ir? by trolley ar.d .«;Jbway
i« only eight cents from Hastings to any -.---•
New York City. Th.' tim«- of a train to Hastings
dj now about forty- mirvit-e?, but when Km
charge to eTectrteity on the New York Or.Va! !»
complete the time will be reduced to thirty min
utes, or possibly '• •-
The property around th« railroad .sr^rion at
Hastings ha? b"en pur^ha^d by tho Nsw York
Central Railroad, and it is now t-arins: down ' ''
buildings to put in the new track* and statton.
which Is promised to Iw one of thj finest o:\ the j
line. As a residential suburb Hastings, therefore.
•F.i:! surpass soon in population tlie towns further
lip the Huuson. and the price of good residence lots
will be advanced mnny t:m«-s.
Ana t the most attractive properties at Hastings
Is Hudson Heizlits. owned by the Hudson P. Ros»
Company, of No. 52 West Cth srr.-.-t. -.■-■-.- |
trie Hudson and only ■ short distance from th»
station. The trolley passe* th« property, connect
ing with the subway at Kingsbriilg".
Kourteen one-family detached houses w«w built
on this property in the last year. An 80- foot bouie
vard winds through Hudson Height?, and is to ba
extended to Mount Hope sfatiun on th» Putnam
division of the N- ■ YorK CH»tr»t When finished.
it is expected {■» b* one of th-* hind.-^>mest drive*
i- WestL-hestt-r County.
Fine bouses have lost been built by t;»:stav» Ker«.
John Homer and On Bihldorff. J»hn Pbsser
has Just purchased a ptor, 30 by 15«> feet, in Ro«e
•!ale avenue, and aSWtBWr pi-<t v. .■ ■ purchased by
Karl Muller, '-*> by tSt f-^et, at Rosedale aTenue ani
Pr«scott n-.*•■■».n -.*•■■». A number of shrewd Germans are
purchasing because ••' th«» ■■'■-. of larse pp->rtt?.
John Homer. of No. ttN Park avenue-, the ajer.t
for th* property, ■■■>'•'■ reply Io any Inquiry.
xr:n Busujuw sin -
Long Island and White Mountain
Tracts Xtm on Market.
An unusual feature Is rh» development "* Irons*
low sites i^s been started by W. 1.. Aston, of N'->.
80 Wall street. Manhattan. In off»rins to the pubic
tract* at Oakdale, th". beauty spot of I-orc TsUnd
and at IBM flu II HI. N. IT., la the lT>art of Uw Uain
Comraodlou* bungalow <iri by the s«»»boT» si
in lbs midst of the pettiest mountain scenery vlr S
now be bought at reasonable rates. Oakd;i!e. on ths
shores of ike Great South Bay. tins bbbbj beer. f»
moils as a summer resort, and many wealthy N***
Yorkers have built their bungalows and citruses
there. Th» boating, ■anti aad SB eeJsoj oppor
tunities offered are so well .known «».< to. ases asj
comment, and the restrictions are such a3 1 5 se
cure an ideal community.
The tract opened by Mr. >;•■•! at Shetborn^ is '.s
a country conceded by spt-rtsmen to h.ive the best
trout -waters in the state. It is on» thousand feet
above the sra lev»!. arid ike vi»wj of th<- mount v.'»
scenery are -unsurpassed. The famous Presid-*n:i<»!
Range is in broad view. The ground t« I"v»l art-1
beautifully shaded. The restrictions BBBSjri a !•■'.&
class of occupant? for th» sites, and the titte w
sur.ince i* fr«>».
Th« purchase of a plot or sit* c sa C2t>* Pur
chaser a permanent license to hunt and ''■« > i «\«r
twenty thousand acr<"» or forest— a prtvar» panrs
preserve. If so desired. T"> per c*nt of the pmcttSM
price may remain on mortsrag* at ♦ p»r cror.
Th» McViokar.-Oaillard Realty Company ha* •'T-l
for Alfred Jaro<«. No. 24 "West Mi street, a f™u?
»torj- high-stoop d-welHna:. on lot I9xKNtot to a M"«
Herman TVronko-w has bousji ■ from the est.it*
of Mary Lewis for JSSA»\ No. y>t-y« TTooatsS 1
street, a six-story mercantile building, on plot 3*?*
•••. between BWcker an.l 3d street. W. I>. K!I
patrick was the- broker.
Danie.l E. ■sybei has seal to K. A. 1 BSB N- 33
East TSth street, a four-story and tnsement bro-^2
stone dw»Hlns. on lot I.S.la''"? 2
Th* Chatham National ' Bank hav<» rtos*i -•sa
tiations with the «orbln RutMins: Company to p'ir
cha*» th<» property at tSM north-ast corner of
Broadway and John street. wasrt sssaaam ■- 1 '' 1 f?et
on Broadway ami M feet SB MSB -- -— ■ wit*! *
rear line of 43 feet. Th» property ; -» now a l*as«
hold which is owned by ''■• Kffortned Dutrt
John CajsßßSjll has sold EC* 11 « West »tst stre?t.
a four-story dwelling, on lot laxlMj.
William J. »v has sold So. WS West °" '*i »' ■
a. five story American basement dwellinsj hoiist*. W
lot HdUMLXI feet, between Broadway and Kivers'.d*
Joseph Purk has sol.l for ."hurl's W. and WlHiani
11. Kurtz the three story frame building No. *"•
3d av»r, on lot fMtBl f"t.
Hertz & Co. have sold for A. Kaufman N>- 3^
Eaat 17? th St.. a two story tram* house, .v for »
Mr. Stahl to a buiUW th* plot. 4lxH"> feet, on «|W
east side of Mohegan aye . M feet north of lT3th *' -
Pease & Ellimiin have sold for the estate of t~ixi*
tav 11. Schwab No. 14* West T«h -f . the> tc ' iT
■ISO and basement dwelling house, on lot ISxICJ
feet. to a etl-nt for occupancy.
Crist & Herrtck hav<* sold for •-• «st*t* of Fred
erick J. Brown (deceased) to a client, ■■■•■ tow
nituat'd on Iks weal side of Adams sf . nortH o f
17th st Hoboken. N-J
Th* Ernestus Oullck Company has sold Mi &■
St. Mirk's ay».. Brooklyn, for C. TV. Harris t? Je*"
P. Ma Hon. the thre* story and ba.sem-nt brfwn
stone, dwellin* sjsaas Itsfli feet, with ■ lot Mi '••*
in depth. Mr. MalTon will occupy the Has «oea>
as alterations are mad*. Th- price »as EiOOft. .-.^.,

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