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NEW BIILDiMi liUXiRI)
morj: MONin spent LAST war THAS IX
AXV PREVIOUS TWELVEMONTH.
Toial Construction Cast $24 1 ,601, 7 Nrxc Centres Created
in Manhattan.
Tb« «-MiraattHi cost of buildings projected j
for Manhattan and Tho Bronx last year ■
exceeded by |S.i2t.tt7 the record made in
ir«os. in •which year more moh«»y was \\\- '
vested, in ;jrw buildinjo? than In any other ;
>ear in tho liistory of ili*> city.
Th«> iiß.ir. « for tii- <onstruction work '"
plamie«l iast year tor Manhattan and Tin 1 '
Bronx ;«r» $164.7«3.372 for S.2BC Imlldlofj*. ;
In 1905 the estimated cost for buildings in I
Manhattan an.l Tl •■ Bronx was $1«1.5r>2.-
MS. and the number «»1 buildiiißs planned |
was 4.770. Moreover, in l? o.*» nearly all the !
best previous tmtllTtasJ records were eclipsed]
Th« t'»t.t' [ncreiu^ la th< <«'. > of Manhattan
t^onstnirtion work_.la.«t >>>ar over th*» pre
\lons year is n little more Ulan $«:\i>.i» ,ioo
and. as repards l"be Rr'.nv. the increase is
about $17,000,000.
The huildiiiK activity last year was pri
marily due to the return of business pros
perity. Another hip factor was the rapid
development of the northerly and easterly
district*, of the greater city into hifjh class
residential areas, in the northerly districts j
Kpartment houja construction being the
dominant feature, and in the easterly zones
frame and brick dwelling houses being: the '
principal buildings put up.
In the latter part of 1907 realty progress
received a setback owing to the financial
disturbances, the following year being es
pecially noted for the stops taken by big
f peculators and investors and other large
property owners to readjust their affairs in
crdcr to strengthen the foundations on
which rested realty stability. About the
fall season of 1908 conditions affecting the
treat real estate mart of the city became
Rbnost normal, and since that time hun
dreds of well known realty traders have
helped to perfect many plans for the chang
ing- of the skyline of many district*.
BRILLIANT REALTY WORK.
In the panicky days of 1907 the market
was put to the severest test it probably ever
experienced in the history of realty trading
en Manhattan Island. How it withstood
that test and how It emerged from it more
attractive than ever in the eyes of the in
vesting public are told plainly and force
fully In the great construction and purchas
ing operations perfected in the year just
ended.
It Is not possible In a brief resume, re
garding the purchasing and building un
dertakings of the year juet ended to enu
merate all the salient causes which re
sulted in the brilliant record made in 1909.
It Is impossible to do so, because the ma
jority of realty operations are not planned
In a day, and often the factors respon
sible for a sudden reawakening of activity
In a section long sluggish are traceable to
«)me demand which became evident many
years before it was heeded by the big
real estate leaders. Such things as Bub
ways, bridges, new pier facilities, new big
public parks and new street systems sud
<ifn!> lead well known traders from their
usual haunts to districts in which they
never expected t--> become numbered among
the pioneer builders. Then there are the
demands of the ever increasing population
of the greater city, which may be divided
into many kinds, but which are usually
grouped under four headings, as follows:
Residential, educational and business pur-
I "se- and for the furtherance of the op—
1-ortunities for -wholesome amusement.
In the last f-n years improved transit
facilities have largely brought about big
changes in' the 'architectural characteris-
Ucs of many ' districts, and naturally
taltajs in that ti:me in many districts have
rescind new record heights. ---
WH^ FIFTH AVENUE PLA.\£ WERE
LAUNCHED
The years 19&2 and 1903 were chiefly
notable lor the launching of speculative
; no investment rations in the central
Fifth avenue diMriet. Since then the cen
tral Fifth avenue Bane lias become one of
the greatp>t retail chopping centres in ti>
■world .Then followed the drift of realty
traders to the northerly sections, owing
to the opening of the subway in 1004.
That invasion transformed cr^at. areas of
vacant land on Washington Heights and
in the Dyckman districts of Manhattan
and in the Hunt's Point region and many
other sections of The Bronx into busy res
idential zones.' About the lime of this in
vasion the work of enlarging the princi
pal theatre centre' of the greater <ity.
which has its main arteries at 42d street
*nd Broadway, whs virtually begun, and
the district has been continually spreading
ever since. The year '<<•:. w;.- ; .|s.. noted
for the vast building undertakings in «lie
upper districts of the city and In the draw
ing of plasm for the enlargement of the
downtown business areas.
In 1306 construction work In the north
erly districts was overshadowed by the |
erection of skyscrapers of record height I
and size in the pre«t office building district
of old New York. it was the year when
the new Singer Building was planned an. I
the City Investing Building, at Broadway
and Cortlandt street, which as regards floor !
area Ik the biggest structure of its kind i
in The world, was built. It was also the j
>ear in which the big Brunswick Building
and many similar structures of erjual size
and height w-ere put up
Since the financial disturbances of lf*7
three of the principal structures which j
have been erected z.r>< tho Metropolitan (
L.lfe Building and the Aptherpe and file j
Belr.ord apartment houses. The Metro- •
BJoHtasi Life Building is- the tallest office
structure in the world, and the Apthorpo
and The Belnord, which occupy large plots
on tJj*» "Wept Side, are two of the highest
apartment houses ever built.
BUILDING OPERATIONS LAST YEAR.
It was not the big skyscraper district
*outh of Chamber* street in which build
er- were most active last year It was in
th» central Fourth avenue district, the
central mldtown loft zone west of Fifth
■ venue, the northerly apartment house
♦•actions and in the newer residential areas i
of The Bronx where the greatest amount
of construction work was done.
If a pessimist needed a positive sign of
th« return of prosperity, thai sign was' to
h*- found throughout the entire year in tho
l»t:Mnes6 region north of 14th street and
*outh of 43d street. The activity there was
almost entirely caused by the demands of ;
ness houses looking for larger quar
ter >• and the aim of many speculative
traders to lie abje to offer new and com
modious structures to prospective lessees
looking for t-ucii buildings-- early next j
>l-rin* This district, together with the I
<«-titral Fourth avenue and the Irving
flare districts, largely reflects the growth
of The mercantile areas last year, and the
vtst number of new apartment houses on '
Washington Heights, the. long rows of new
trick and frame houses in areas In Brook
lyn and in Queens which only a few years
ago were dotted with few houses, and the
building of big home centres in The Bronx.
'«-• -f the residential growth of the greater
city in the year Just ended.
The most important building changes
made in the year are to be noted in the ;
central Fourth avenue district. There
scores of old landmarks have been replaced
by bJg'mercanJile structures, and this ave
nue, which a few years ago was chiefly
occupied by dealers in antiques and other
email storekeepers. Is now one of the big
gest and roost wide-awake retail and busi
ness regions of the greater city This
transformation has been projected and per
fected' in I e*.s than twelve -months, and it ,
<-Jf>arly ' ►!ov.s the building and financial
potter, of those men who — - o«>mbere<l i
i union* th.: realty leaders of the greater
i-iiy.
I MANHATTAN AND BRONX TAKI.I.S
The huild'np tables tor Manhattan and
j The Mronx for th«; last twenty years aro
I as follo\vV:',;'V
So. Of I Ist miated
i War. bulldlns^. cost.
I l >'.> M.621 $rt5.792,031
I 1880 ■ :;.:.n; 74,676.373
• i»i -j.s-.-i rH1.07'.».631
j I V .»" '■ '-'.PiiT :.<> 107.««JS
IMO 2.272 55.162.953
| 1 .M 2.sftS 51.420.K77
: i^"" a.83« <i.iii.ur,
i ii v-«v '-'«' .".Hit 71.889,769
I IVtT a.Rio s:i.f.««H.c4o
IWMS :(.«•-•»; 7-J.794.011
! '"■••'!• 4.5!»4 127.211.258
1 000 1.069 57.5.13.355
I 1901 2.31 S 1!«.5".t7.5^0
! 1802 1.70" N5.044.40n
: HH»S 1.7..4 SI. 174. 014
| 1904 H.iV.:, s<7,fi4S.Bii."»
! ''• '"' 4.77" 161.562.005
! l '"'' :i.s4:: 1X6.327.004
1007 2.707 !t::..M 0.420
■■ ISO* ;• :,.i.i 102.847.856
i i'"' 1 ' 3.2^'. 164.753.572
The classified building: tables recently Is
sued by the various building departments
of the preater city are as follows:
• MANHATTAN.
I <Last > par a fijrures from .January l to t>ecem
t*>r 15.)
No. of buildings. Estimated rest. ■
Clas-sitication. was. IS>O9. i9<»B. " iih>9.
, DwflHnKs — . 34 35 $1.317.P00 $3,159,382
I Tenements. .. . 180 42S 23.067.. r >o<> ti.">.B9l.o(K>
; Hotels... 7 7 3.595.000 3,417.00i>
i Stores 123 202 8.351.600 25.121.450
Office bulld'RS , 44 31 34,lifiO.O<»<t 11.451.750
i Factories and
workshops.. IS 2.". 181,800 1,381.000
Schools .". 7 «!»s.n(Mi «57.^.000
. Churches...... 9 10 710.000 1.100.000
I I'ubllc b'MInRS
(municipal).. 13 7 1.471.000 040,000
! Public blJinge
(.places o f
amusement*. 17 23 1.780.000 .1.131,071
I Stables and
rarages 2s 30 1 . MB, IV> 1.418.340
Other struct
ures 114 100 1G6.251 1M.540
Totals 606 021 $78,256,251 $120,895,133
THE BRONX.
1 <L&st year's figures from January 1 to Decem
n^r 1.1
No. of buildings. Estimated cost.
Classification. ISOS. 1909. 1908. 1909.
Brick dwlgp... 513 509 $3,425,800 ?3.1^9,400
I Framed wigs.. 656 620 3.147. 7r»0 3.127,640
i Brltktenmts.. 400 7SS 9.844,500 25,346.000
j Frame tenmts. 6 5 44.200 SS.OOo
I Stores and
lofts ."."• 87 214.700 1.202.900
Factories and
workshops.. 30 37 159.125 1.057.570
Office b'ldlngs. 4 12 12,100 265.000
Hotels 2 8 • 50.000 111.000
Schoolhousea.. 4 3 - 241, W0 IJ2>:>|>
Churches 5 10 139,500 132.000
Public b'ldings w^ r/ .
(municipal).. 15 9 2.359.500 320,500
Public b' id ings
(places of .
amusement). 1* 11 599,550 547.000
! Stables 48 SS 122.82. r i 249.830
I Other struct- ~' „„
ures &S 9<"t 31.82.-- 51.900
Totals .1.842 2.255 $20,450,175 $37,163,110
I BROOKLYN.
I (Last year's figures for period from January 1
to December 15.) ---
No. of buildings. Estimated cost.
Classifies ion. 1008. 1909. 1808. 1001 '^
Brick dw1f5..2,716 5.334 512.890.05*» $24.40...:^>0
Frame dw.tts.l.. -{OS I.BOS D.395.485 7.520.105
. Br'k tenmnts. 691 7«J«i 8,847.450 0.885.690
Brick stores
and two
.-famines .. 665 1.104 8.855.900 6.977,580
1 Frame stores
and two
"families .. 30 22 97,000 09.000
Office bMgS. Sri 12 901,110 673.000
Brick manu
f a c t ories
and work
shops .... 76 117 1391.710 3,104.475
j Frame manu
, fact ories
j and work- , '
' shops 31 "i 127 32.705 < 73.936
i Schoolhouee? . 9 3 1.418.360 170,000
■I Churches ... 15 IS 416.0 C) 591.000
Public build
: ings (mu
nicipal* ... 1" 19 445.000 452.000
Public build
.... ings (places
• '- of amuse
]• ment) .... 16 -^» •,-.• M4.<miO *" 736,0i.H>
I Stables 11« 102 Sj|S.9et 247.07.'.
j Frame tene- *." '-'
ments 43 4'» ' 190.300 166,000
Other brick
structures. *5 !>2 430.180 1.318,385
Other frame
Htructures.. 163 364 575.546 352.725
Totals 6.396 9.959 $315,201,066 *r)6,603.51l
QUEENS.
j Frame hum
bk. dwlgs.*_'.2Sß $7,906,334 $11,234,123
j Tn*iasats ... 209 177 1.474,800 1.203,400
1 Store* and
dwlo 175 'JX»> 736,50) ' 1.542.766
j Factories ... 12 1." 259.7" I > 868.724
1 Stables and
pai-Hg'-s .. -205 jug 126,723 .".05, 620
: Schools 7 .*• 4M..V<t «17..V»0
j <'hurx-h^s ... 7 14 179.290 240.358
• Hotels ... .'» js 71.500 367.300
j PaMlr hides.
: - !■!:,. r of
: amuseinentr' 15 44 142.000 .">2 719
I Publio I'Mps.
imuniripaU. 1 :; • 60.U00 >7.Ast>
i Offices and
stores 108 ■■'■< 141.66H £12.800
I Other frame
structure*.-; 304 275 114.R10 76.714
i Miscellaneous 56 07 168,873 327.700
Totals :;..''.vi 1.44s $11,893,217 $17.7?5.256
II !< MM< >M>
'[ (Twelve inontliK, from IJecemb^r 1. Hm)k, to I)*
i«-uibfr 1. 1909 I
No of Estitnaf.l
buildings. cost.
Frame dwellings 477 $1,364,386
: Hri<-k .1» «-l lines 59 240,700
i Mriiufarloil*-s and workslilps. .. is 142.33n
! Hotels . 5 l*..')'.-,
'■< <•*" b>iil.im»i» T 1«'.77. r .
i Sir.i .-.-■ 15 10.800
i Public l>iii<lljH?!- (places of
amusement) -'I 541.237
I sohooi i 2 87:;
' Stahl.-s 52 :r.'.K55
Chutch i 7.000
I Tenement* 3 71.000
| Other sirnrturrs. S^ 85,147
Tntnls . 747 $2,429,307
MAY HAVE NEW COUNCIL.
| Would Be Composed of Women —
Avenue Association Plans.
j The Fifth Avenue Association is con
1 pideriiiK the formation of an advisory coun
j cil of prominent women who will co-oper
! ate with the executive committee In the
; direction of its work and in the promotion
j of Its plans for making Fifth avenue the
\ greatest street in the world. Among *ta*
■ women who are now members of this as
j SSeisHfWl. and from whom some members
of this council will doubtless he selected.
arc Mrs. Mary K. Crocker. Mrs. John H.
j Hall, jr., Mr*. Richard Irvin, Mrs. Alice
Maynard, Mrs. George G. McMurtry, Mine.
Obr>. Mr?. Robert Stafford, Mme. L,. Thurn,"
Mr?. M. J. Whaley. Mrs. Isldor Wormser.
Mrs. William B. Osmond Field and Miss
Mi H. Dehon.
Among the most important accessions to
I the membership of this association recently
! has been that of th* Brick Presbyterian
Church.
It Is not unlikely that the Fifth Avenue.
I Association will In the near future move
into new quarters and enlarge its facilities
In many ways. It is now a centre of in
formation in regard to many Fifth avenue
j Interests, but it Is proposed that a general
i bureau of information will be established
j at Its new address, which will be of great
use to all of it* resident and business
' members.
•—
SALE ON SECOND AVENUE.
Sanford & Green have nought from Qon'da
B. -Fallen a five story triple apartment
house, on a lot 26x79 feet, at the northwest
corner of Second avenue and 99th etreet,
and have resold It to William Hagedorn.

SOME BRONX RENTALS.
The American Real Estate Company baa
leased in the new A-re- L -o Mercantile Build
ing, at the junction of ]49Qi street, Third
and Mcl rose avenues, offices to Fidolin
Weber, Richard Dlckson, Dr. Loul^ R.
Schrautz, Julius H. Haas. Lucia Si Steams,
Richard N. Scoble. the Standard Premium
and Publishing Company and the Metro
politan Life Insurance Company.
The large corner store hat! been leaned
to William B. Riker & Sons Company, and
leases with several other prominent con
cerns a-re- pending.
VKW-VOKK DAILY THIHIM;. sr\l>VY, .fAXTART 2. If>tO.
TX THE CENTRAL FOURTH AVENUE DISTRICT.
TKADING IN THE ZONE WAS ONE OF THE LEADING FEATURES OF THE REALTY MARKET LAST YEAR
A VIEW or THE SECTION JUST NOR TH OF ?STH STREET
OUTLOOK BRIGHT
An Abundance of Money for
lit all// Projects Expected.
Rv I liirrn.i 11. K-U...
TIk 1 last year has proved that it is still
possible to make large fortunes in real
estate in this city. 1 do not mean by this
that every one who huys real estate here
will surely find it worth more in the future
than it is at present, but it is evident that
we are still to have phenomenal and. to
many, unexpected growths in certain sec
tions of the greater city. The s-udden de
velopment of Fourth avenue, beginning al
most at Union Square itself and extending
to 34th street, has been, perhaps, the sur
prise of the year.
I doubt whether N<-w Yorkers who live
here year after year rf-ally appreciate what
a wonderful city New York is growing to
be. The other night one of the large steam
ships was coming up the harbor Just be
fore dusk. The passengers were crowded
on deck, watching the marvellous Manhat
tan skyline, when suddenly the electric
lights which illuminate the tower of the
Singer Building were turned or.. The crowd
Of passengers instinctively burst into an
uncontrollable cheer, and yet this sight is
witnessed by a million New Yorkers every
day without any real appreciation of what
wonders architecture has accomplished in
New York City.
Some one has said that architecture ia
the only art in America that has developed
to a point where its greatness is at all
commensurate with that of our country.
Architects here, driven perhaps by the ne
cessities of land values >>n Manhattan Isl
and, have developed something that is not
only distinctively American but is truly
great. These great skyscrapers have been
built not only along the lines of business
necessity, out along the lines of beauty as
well, and instead of reducing our city to a
city of canyons, as ha^ been predicted, they
have added materially to Its beamy and its
reputation.
Thr financing of these big building oper-
BUSINESS INVASION IX THE IRVING PLACE SECTION
THE. OLD WESTMINSTER HOTEL AND SOME OTHER LANDMARKS THERE WERE REPLACED LAST YEAR i •
MODERN MERCANTILE. STRUCTURES.
LOOKING NORTH KKoM 18TH STREET
atldnji hap been one of the features of the
year.
The home development in the boroughs
of Kings- and Queens lias demanded <>,
Immense amount of in small sums,
while the large building operations in Man
hattan have demanded mortgages the
amounts »■) whir*h run to fh'« million <I>>llar
mark and above
The financial condition? during the year
have not encouraged the replacing: of the
average loans on private houses. Although
there has been plenty of money for invest
ment, there has been little tendency on the
part of lenders to put out their money at
less than 4.. per cent in Manhattan and 6
per cent in Brooklyn and The Bronx. As
most of the old private house loans were
already on this basis, there has been little.
Inducement to owners to make changes In
their mortgages, at do interest saving could
be made.. The necessity of the payment
of the recording tax has also increased the
number of mortgages that are extended by
the present holders.
The new year starts out with the prom
ise of perhaps nior.' money for real estate,
loans than will he nreded by borrower?.
The outlook for 1910 Is very fncouraglng
both to the real estate operator and to all
those whose busliMMW centres around real
estate interests.
LEASES OFFICES AT FLUSHING.
Long Island Railroad Getting Ready to
Electrify North Shore Line
As the work of double tracking and *!«•.•
trifylng the North Shore division of th»
Lout; Island Railroad will b«» begun ii, the
near future, the company I** leased office*
at Broadway-Flushing for th* engineering
corps In chars*. Th« John F. t>.>i Con
tractinß Company I* now grading tlif» lint:
from Flushing to Great Macs .
In anticipation of th* early completion of
this work, the Douglastoti Realty Cnirfpany
ha* Hied plan.-, for four houses of |eml
fireproof construction to be built at i;»ou<
laston Park, Dotl«ia*toa, at a ■ ■■ i of $7,500
to $15,000 each.
MARKET FOR if.TH STREET HOUSE.
David Lion hue soli] lap live story !•:,»••
ment holier No. 615 Hast 15th streets on "a
lot 2ixJoo Iftft ;
A BUSY BOROUGH.
Tax Books Reflect Brisk Mar
ket for Land in Queens.
Improvements on existing transporta
tion lines in Queens and the anticipatory
effect of the opening to trolley and third
rail roads of the Pennsylvania, tunnels
and the Queensboro Bridge have been tho
means of adding to Queens tax books for
1910 upward of 00,000 more parcels of
real estate than were assessed last year
Deputy; assessors have, finished their ap
praisals, and the records, made up by the
Commissioners of Taxes and Assessments,
will be available" for public inspection on
January 10. ■
The noteworthy increase in the last year
in the number of taxable parcels of real
holdings is due to the conversion of, farm
lands in home building centres and the
opening to honieseekers of the long
stretch of land fronting on the East River
and the Sound, formerly divided into large
country estates. Land improvements and
home building along the shore have added
to taxable values a considerable part of
the $5,000,000 estimated as the increase in
appraisals over the revised valuations of
l!Uif».
Values have increased from $198,uOO.OiVi In
1907 to about $288,000,000, or approximately
$90,000,000. The comparative tables of in
creases by wards supplement the market
reports of interesting trading in the sec
tions , recently developed and the older
wards, where increasing population has
forced the reimprovetnent of detached resi
dence thoroughfares with two-family and
flat buildings. In the period mentioned
values In Jamaica and contiguous sections
of the Fourth Ward have advanced about
.18 per cent., while in the Third Ward, em
bracing. Flushing. Malba, Whitestone and
the western end of the north shore, the in
crease has been about 63 per cent.
The building operations approved by The
Bureau of Buildings in the last year snow
a marked increase over, the best previous
record, and about equal the total of two
average years previous. to 190 S. The new
dwellings will furnish housings for about
forty thousand persons. Plans were filed
for about 4.540 structures, the estimated cost
of 'which is close 'to ?17,<XK>,000. The
relatively great increase in capital .invest
ment. In these operations Is accounted for
by the erection' of large buildings in Long
Island City, expensive private dwelling
houses in Flushing:, Malba and the Bast
River and Sound front territory 'and multi- I
family houses in the Fourth "Ward. j
—^ LOST AND FOUND.
$5,000 REWARD
Kor information • leadlnsr to the rfcwen- of
ri^»l^K- n from apartment*. .I>orraln9 Hotel.
Dumber 11. All communications treated with
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RtSORTS.
GEOnoiA.
ArnrsTA. "ga.
THE NLWPARTRIDGLINN
Opp. Hotel Bon Air. \iiKu»ia. (.a
Now open. New. Modern. Steam heat ■>,■[
Suites with baths. MAGNOLIA COTTAGE
now open. Book. M. W. CARTRIDGE. Prop
RELIGIOUS NOTICES.
ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH.
*4»h Street, near* Central Park West.
THIS EVENING AT EIGHT O'CLOCK.
SPECIAL Ml «1« \l SERVICE.
including Parker** "The Shepherd's .Vlnlon.'
Orchestra, Soloists, Chorus and Organ.
REAL ESTATE WANTED.
WE HAVE A CASH CLIENT
who wants a country homo or estate in West
chreter. Dutches* or Putnam County. Bend full
particulars. FRED ROUBKTS CO.. Is Broadway.
REAL ESTATE FOR" EXCjjANGP"
A MURRAY HIM. - RESIDENCEX llllV<l
equity; ■")• mortpuise: want free and rifar
lotn; income: ml*ht arid c*ah KUUKGFIt !•"•
«i»i> mv* ■ " . .' ' ' '
APARTMENT HOTELS.
HOTEL ABERDEEN
West 32d Street
* Between s»h \\r an.l flroadtray
ixelnalrs ■urroundlnga. with compi«t« *ervt»
in all details. ■ Attraellvo Suites ami su-i.lot
accommodation* for transients >. v.l. .\' a , ? [
roents. on« room and bath to <-:*!. rooms and
/cur batha. Furnished or unfurnished on i«^
I V. :■'. 'l: JD. T. HATHAWAI, ' Maaamr
LOST- A BROOK
Its Old Edges Maif Be Found
-rith Court's Aid.
A decision has been handed down by th«
Justices of the Appellate Division of the
Supreme Court in tills department in an
action brought by the Erie Basin Improve
ment Company against various owners of
land on the westerly side of what was for
merly known as Doughty's or Cromwell's
Brook, south of 170 th street, in The Bronx.
in reference to the lost boundary between
the lands of the different owners.
There was a stream of water of con
siderable size some years ago in the north
erly part of The Bronx. It was then
known as Doughty's Brook. Later, at
points further south in Th*» Bronx, it was
called Cromwell's Brook. All the old deeds
and maps of the section referred to this
brook in one way or another, and parcels
of land belonging to different owners were
usually described as running to or along
this stream. These descriptions were fol
lowed in a long line of conveyances until
some fifteen or twenty years ago the brook
disappeared and the former bed of the
brook became filled In, so that it was im
possible to discover any physical traces
of it.
Last year an action was brought in the
Supreme Court in New York County by
Hatch & Clute. as counsel for the Erie
Basin Improvement Company, in which it
was averred that the Supreme Court had
equity powers and equitable jurisdiction to
establish definitely the location of this
brook, in order to avoid disputes between
adjoining owners and in order to clear the
titles in this section of the borough. It
was also set forth that the form of suit
was recognized many years ago in the
Knplish courts, although probably in the
last hundred years there was only a single
decision in the New York courts invoking
this equitable power and jurisdiction. So
unusual was the petition of the Erie Basin
Improvement' Company that when the case
■ •ame to trial before Justice Newburge.r
last March he dismissed the compiaint and
held that the court was without power
to grant the relief nought. An appeal- was
A SOITTHKRLT VIEW" OF THE DISTRICT
, REAL ESTATE.
hat. 1867 - Inc. 1902
Ruland& Whiting Co.
REAL ESTATE
. 5 BEEKMAX STREET. NEW YORK
Geo. R. Read & Co.
KEAL ESTATE
Head Ofllc*. 60 Libert? St.. near B'waj
- Branch; 3 East 33th St.
WANTED AT ONCE. SSO.OOO; SECURED FT
first morteagrc on JIOO.OOO Brooklyn prop
erty; will pay usual Parses: attorneys and
S™>Trib^?O n tfe- ATTOR.NKV. Rox
MORTGAGE LOANS.
A.H.lvins&Co.
Uesd Estate
Leasing Business Properties.
Mortgage Loans
307 s:h Ay e . Phone 77 Madison
Simm" £SJWS '— -"^
bindin,: or 1 !Ktl '"l«»a Income bmineu
t.ull.linß. or nujht duel- on oth.r prrr«rty
J. G. ZACHRV & CO
vi Wall a, T.I. M&4 John. K,,,vh , ft ' a %
MV "CLIENTS RECEIVING DIVIDENDS »•««
•leeks and bond* «.n January ill wl-b to makl
flrM mort|ac« loan* on -Varihattan and l £
j.roperty at 4V- Sen- , • .;J~ ,« aS*
IIAVK Ss.«oi» TO SSOnor^ TO WAN ON BOND
FURNISHED ■ APA 3TMENTS WANTED
WANTED- For thrw m niSi » runVihelTn^f
mom »r Hu- l,aM lIX n ■ , ' ?'^
/Vrred. Rent not ov«r i;t,,,, a month ' \i?Jt\i l'"l '"
T^OOKING NORTH FROM 17TH STREET
taken on behalf of the Erie Basin Improve
ment Company to the Appellate Division
of the Supreme Court and was argued by
Vincent P. Denihee of counsel for Urn aMI
Basin Improvement Company.
In the opinion handed down, in which all
the Justices of the court concurred. Justice
Loughlln said that in cases of this kind
the equity courts should establish the lost
or obliterated boundaries to prevent a mul
tiplicity of suits as wil as to give owners
a continuous boundary line, and that al
though It would be a iiuestion for the trial
court to determine the extent of the relief
It would grant it would be best to deter
mine the entire boundary, so that further
litigation might be unnecessary.
SALES IN FIFTH AVENUE ZONE.
House Owned by Attorney General
Wickersham Changes Hands.
Henry V. Wlnar.s A- May have sold three
properties, as follows: No. 3S East 61st
street, a five story American basement
house, on lot 25x100.5. for Attorney Gen
eral Oeorge W. Wic.kershara. to a client
for occupancy. This house wa.s built by
day's work from plans and under the su
pervision of C. P. H. Gilbert, architect.
The northwest corner of 70th street and
Madison avenue, a part of the I^enox Li
brary block, for the New York Public Li
brary. Astor. Lenox and Tilden Foundation.
a plot 21x100.5. The purcha*»er will erect
a high grade dwelling house on the site.
The southwest corner of 71st street and
Madison avenue, for the New York Public
Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Founda
tion, a plot 21x100.5. to a client who will
improve it with a dwelling house for his
•tvt! oec<«££a,*»\ This completes the sale
of the entire Lenox Library block, with the
exception of r>? feet on the southerly side of
71st street, adjoining the corner just s->H.
OAKLEY AVENUE PLOT SALE.
The D. & S. Realty Company has sold
four lots on the east side of Oakley ave
nue, ion feet south of East Chester Road, to
Rudolph Brodil. The new owner will prob
ably .-r».'f on the plot in the earlie- part
of next year live Two-family houses.
APARTMENTS. UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS.
- m : The occupants
KB of the Belnord are. almost without exception
I people That have lived in New York*? b«*t "apart-
fta The reason is obvious. Nowhere pise can be fn---'^^^
K« Sllch luxurious appointment, such -BreaJ-h of a-t s-i-^^^
■m beauty in decoration, and such exclusive features 7 -^^
■Hj r »uspkeppir? apartments. - '
■H If Tho location at
M Broadway, Amsl-erc]amAv.,B6 tK -87 ;K Sts. 9
WBl :? the mo?: convenient and attractive on -be T'ppar W--«; \^^f
j™ >id«. AH bedrooms op«n on a oeautifiil court, w.der *naa
Hii ' mv cU v street; absolute quiet and freedom from st-e-;" Mm
JH now**. Apanments of all sizes from 7 rooms up. mW
<^^^HA rentals |2,1(» and upwards.
w - H. DOLSON Z*> CO.. Aft*.
Phono 10«0i Riverside.
bO(.TUK OK DENTIST. — S KOO.MS. ground
floor: reasonable- rent HOTEL CALUMET,
.t >o West 37th st
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR TO - ET
COL'XTKV PKOPEKTY. 2 „ ,
CONNECTICUT i]
SBjBJ . „N^ W Canaan 1 acr* ..S4..VX>
PSI4 New Canaan. . . 7". acres . 2T«,t)o>»
OSI3 New- Canaan . . 40 acres ..15i<)t>
0811 Darlen m acts*. lrt vOO
0804 Wilton II sens.. • •••
- Noroton ........ 2 acres . . »■■ •> ■
075H Westport SO acre* 2 .VW
fl "Sl. Wilton :» acres UN
r '" Si> Wilton ■ S acres . 2;CQO
"•'•■ . Norwallc ..IB acres . . l.s(V»
ARwnibALU C. -">.
24 North Main at.. South Norwalk. Conn.
VIRGINIA MILD CLIMATE
offers splendid opportunities for farratne. stock
raisins. ■ dairying and fruit growing. Winters
are short. . Climate healthful. Markets near.
Lands reasonable, but advancing each year.
Writ« for Information to W. G. KOINBR
Commissioner oi Agriculture. Richmond Va
CHEAPEST 765 ACRES UKM
in New York State, {*"> •■.■ .- out: ,=,.-.. , .-„., till
able and pasture : balance woodland; streams,
brooklets, farmhouse: good outbuildings: pric-
SIO.BOO FRED ROBERTS^CO 18 nroad»ay. I
ATTRAcnvi: modern DW»LUWC Tl^o"
building plot. 100x150. opposite beautiful
Rye. B*ach Park, fa.-:-, Loay Island Sound
g'S. ♦5 minutes R .° m ve > : e x. rk - Firt - «' :
»'■ P V vn.KNKK Ihf \ y '
TO LET FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES
THESE STORES
CAN'T BE DUPLICATED *"*
AKYWHLfcC AT 1-3 HIGHER RENHLS
A fact! Skeins is believing. Investigate S«*
3d aye.. near 27th «i . store v> ft. deep, base
ment 100 ft. deep, vaulted sidewalk. 371 3d
aye.. near 27th *t.. ; < T f 75 ft deep, base
ment S5 ft. deer: entirely r«m.M»! -.' nn»
•how window; ,-...■■ heat.
LIGHT -OFT*
:04 to 2i>s F,im -.'Tth St.. near
■'I Aye.: running through •<- T^^
-«th St.. entraneej tv>o streets- ■Tv
H»\*ior. power. I.KSS TH \N
30<\ t'F.H SQUARE FOOT.
FIN&I.OFTS..*4.I IT 3*« S<J Aye.. near!
27th £t.; 2.O<W square feet ...ft »paw on oaoh I
floor; lari;i» *how windows on 1. I, ;i fln«\rs, I
faring "I/*: el«rtTtC elevator, si«>im »ie*f I
Apply on preu'lsfs. or GEo. U. , I
MeEXTYREf, i •' Greenwich St. I
LOFTS
WORTH ST. Modern- Buildtnir SOxJOO
HERBERT A. SHERMAN
-T ft Pln« St. and .i'. 1 fty» Aye., cor. 44th St.
ATTO AV.~33r<l ISTT^^sStJ
N*>*r ,',ih \v<. Single iroi. otnee and back
•ulte. consisting of 3 rooms and prlv.te hall
Kl«vator mftlc* Apply MM SWIFT. 13 Kaat
••US DU i-i • •
Al ( lit .\ hli)G£T
VESEY STREET SALES:
Some Fine Parcels Among
Offerings 'Mix' lV eel:.'
The budget of, auction off«iin?» arranged,
this week for tho R*-al Cstate 1 Exchange:
salerooms. Has M an«l i«i : Vesey *<"«••*,
contains some flaw speculative parcels.
Joseph P.' Day will offer to-morrow a
vacant plot In Bth Mat* - »■«•«. oi Fifth
avenue: on \V>dn*«!ay a J"»v*>n story loft
building in \Vuo*»t*r street and" two other
properties, ami -on Thursday two tenement
bouses in "West 10th «r*-et. an Eighth ave
nue corner building ar*i some oth*-r parcels.
Bryan L.- Kenn**lly will ***■*. a*fouy«r on
Tuesday for bsMMMbI house. *wit|i *tftr».
In West 127 th street, and on W«dn*-*lay h«
wili off*r a vacant plot In East lS*"»tb .«tre»t.
On Tuesday Herbert A. Shermsa irtll"
uell at forecl« a tenement h<>u.<*» n
I West 123 th street.
The auction lL"t for th*»w«ek.l» an t<*
low*.
ro M >rfc< <"
B> Jo«»-i>h P ;
-TH ST. 39. r ». Xit.s ft w of "tn *v. 23x32.11.
vacant 31 V. Jacubaon ast Jacob Bt-rn«i» in et
al- Wells A .- ami; E M Boyle. ft. aent Ju*.
S3.MS 17; tax*-:*, •■". 17*3 17; BUb to a ■♦» nt
ii^.oo.
Ey Herbert. A. Sherman.
129 TH ST. 3TH. ■ *. U<o ft w of «th a«. »M
60.11. •"• sty i>nml. h. B Lili»nth»l agt dar*nc4
' jjaai et ai. Si?niuiuJ W«;h»ler. ally; G M
5 Schuli. wmt: amt due. $21.07% 02; t»x»*. »tc
4.:: •■•
OX TUESI>AT.
By Uryan L. Kennel
127 TH ST. &&. n a l f *» ft w ©£ Bth ay», 23.2s
90.11. ■ sty tenrat and store; Twelfth War*
Bank agt Joseph EttMr.ger et at; Katz * 3.
attys. R P !'-ion, r*f. ami due. $3.stSw&:
taxes, «c. S4OO 16; sub to a ftm mig o«
SI&.SMO.
■.•;• ;- -- By Joseph P. Day.
IST AYE. 16K. • w cw »Bth st, 25-SxS>. i sty
tenmt and store; E X Hall a«t KlchoJas Baft
rwf St ai: E C Dusenbury. atty: M J DrfcolU
ref; amt due. ?l!>.010 20; taxes, etc. $383 M.
OX WEDNESDAY. , .
By Joseph P. Day.
WOOSTBR ST. 179 to 183. w a, Wi> ft I of
Bleecker st. 74.&x100, 7 sty loft and store bid?:
Charles Fowler et al act J B & J M Cornell
Co et al; Beals & N. attys: T F Gilroy. r*t:
amt due, V-T.2»53 6O : taxes, etc. $134 40; tab t»
a tlrst rats of $l£o.CO«h •
12TTH ST. 70. » 8. 155 ft w of Park iv-. 25x
Mill. 6 sty ten rat and store: E D SlcManss «c
al act Simon Wolk et al; W B Marx, arty: A
R ■ Walsh, ref: amt due. $5.274 93; sub to a
first mts of $22,000.
2CSTH ST. 233. n s. 325 ft • of Keplar *•■ *, 2Sx
100. 2. sty dwlgr: M V McCusker aat M V I
Kyan; J A Rooney. atty : ShertfTs sa.l« of mil
right, title, etc. which defendant bad. J ily I.
U*i9. or since.
;;.-;•; By Samuel Man.-
RIDGE ST. 87. w a. 152.11 ft ■ of Rivla»t3n *.
264125.7x50x irreg. 3 sty syna«Ojru» and •.» *
sty loft bldss la rear; Charles Decker agt.
Simon Fine et al: Amend & A. attys: J W
Desn. ref; amt due. $31.607 58; taxea. etc
$4.0c»6a •„ ' r-
By Bryan I*. Kennelly.
IS6TH ST, n a. 140 ft w of Washington aT*. fry*
100. vacant: Mary Dunne act Julius -Bra.ur. "t
al- Moran & H. atty; M G Pat User, rsf; amt
due. $4.783 01; taxes, etc $384 65.- :•;
By Samuel Goldstlcker. - •. - .
127 TH ST. 307. n s. 134.9 ft w or Stn ava. 25^x
W.ll. 5 sty tenmt and store; Rachel Xewaian
art Joseph Ettlinirer et al; Aaronstairir * C,
attys; H H Sherman, ref; amt due. 55.206 W.
taxes, etc. $369 19; nib to a first ~-g -- $13,500.
OX THUR.-:
By Joseph P. Day.
«3D ST. 210. s s. 138 ft c of 3d 'aye. 25x100.5.^*
sty tenmt and store; Julius Bachrmch et a! agt
First Avenue Realty Co et al: Isaac Cohen,
atty; F P Pale, r»f; a.— .t da«. $3,657 20: -axe*,
etc. $373 60; sub to a prior mis of Sll.OS*.
EASTBURX AYE. 1754 and 175tJ. c s. .-- , '" a
of 174 th st. 50x96. two 2 sty dwlas: Eliza
O" Kennedy a«t Belmont Realty and Construo
tion Co et at; J J X OKennedy. atty: W T
BBSSam ■''; amt due, $1,327 44; taxes. etc
$350; sub to two prior mtgs assresatlag •« •*'
l^Tlf. -ST. 66 and «8, s s. 73.1 ft • of •»*- v»
.V) 4.x-.'-' irreg. two 5 sty :«!ra ? V. Srar?er
._■ Oorgf- ' Xlchola* « al; P Stores, atzy;
Warren I-ea!l-. r«f; amt due. $14,665 &S; taxe« fc
etc. $60.160 20. " " * " - ...»—'
STH A\~E. n c cor 4«th st. 50x125x irresj; • sty
. store INK J J Herriagtoa aart Metropolitan
Mercantile and Realty Co-, Loots Sanders.
atty: SherlfTs sale of all right, title, etc. which
defendant had on Sept 7. 1900. or ■ since:
OX FRIDAY. : -.
By Samuel Marx. ■ . - »-' lr
121 ST ST. 229. a s. 325 ft c of 3d aye. 23x100. 10.
6 sty tenmt and store: Rose Bac>.ra--S . ag*
Henry Korn et al; Hymes. WAS. attys: J A
Foler. rs-f amt due. $5.59« 30; taxes. etc.,ssso;
nib to a first. mtg; of $28,000. ' . ■
At 13 fcasi 36th St. gg^
CnusuHllv attractive apartment; two Urj*
rooms, bath: newly decorated; except, jiu..;
well directed house; electric sM I '--olios*,
maid service. Apply on premises.
REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION.
BRYAN L KbWNELLY, Anc'r.
Will sell at au • ■
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 1910
at -12 o'clock, noon, at tne Exchanse 'altim ■!.
14 16 V«*y St..
Executor's and Trustee's Sale
ATE AMELIA A YARD. DECD..
By order John Yard. Executor A Truste*
148 to 156 VV. 23d St.
?It- or plot. 101x9j*.«>.
Bei. bth and 7th Ayes.
X... 1!«-15*> SOS 132-1 are. two atx *torr ««vi
cellar iron front brick lot bui'.dlnga. with store*;
have separate elevators sttam heat. «lectrlo
light. Ac- x ... iM is a four story and cellar brick
stow and loft buildin«. first floor nearly covering:
lot: has separate elevator an«l steam heat.
66 2-3 1 ?^ on mortgage for i years **>> 0
ELBRIIG; G. DIVALL Attorney,
277 Broadway.
. ME DAT. ,
348 Sixth Aye.,
Bet. 21st and 22d Sts..
the three story anl c«'.lar brick busis«» Bo: 14*
las: »ii« of lot .'-l.»xS». .-- - •
Now lea<«si at a net rental to th* Slaidr Sew
lag Machine Co* until Msv \. iOi.\ but purc*s«s*T
h" the prtvilest to caave! tilts lease on May t.
Thi» niaicr.iAoent property is situated la BBS
heart of th* Retail Dry Goods Ptatrtct. a 9 rdta*
a l»r»»t Opportunity for merchants. 4&. to loem'*
In this destrablo *»<ticx». WouM aim ma*« aa
excellent Investment proposition.
TERMS VERT LIBSR.\L>
SAME t>AY
Executor's Sale,
CSTATB'OF JAMES COOOAN. DECIV
581 Second Aye M
250 East 32d St,
• . betas
Southwest Corner,
ANDREWS. HAMERSLEY. AU'y.
291 Broadway. *
SAME DAY
Rhinelander Estate,
CHOICE PLOT. ...
East Side Third Aye.,
25 leet north of 89th >t. .'?
w •- "* of plbt 25x110. level with street^ '.~7t m
ja*p». Ajc. with attorney or at aacUon«^ # « ■*
&*v 1W Br t«— , - .

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