Proceedings of the Board of Councilmen of the City of New York Volume 71

Proceedings of the Board of Councilmen of the City of New York Volume 71

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...In Ianswer to a resolution which passed your Board on the 3d instant, and reached this oflice on the 25th instant, asking the Street 'Commissioner to report at the next meeting of your Board the reason for "closing Union Park and excluding the public therefrom, at and after 9 o'clock, P.M., and that if no good reason exist therefor, he give immediate instructions to discontinue the closing of said Park," I would respectfully submit the following: In his report to this department of May 21st last, the Superintendent of Lands and Places states that Union Park, in the evening, has become a point of illicit assignations; that respectable females are frequently insulted there, that injury is done to the shrubbery, and that. in his opinion, the park should be closed at 9 o'clock. This suggestion was approved, and the park has since then been closed accordingly. ' On receipt of the resolution referred to, it was referred to the same officer, and he reports under date of August 30th, instant, substantially as follows: " That the conduct of those who had previously visited the park after nightfall, had grown to be a nuisance in that vicinity. That it had become the resort of lewd men and women, of thieves, garroters and pickpockets. That respectable 'females and servants in care of children, were frequently insulted, and that it was a notorious point of assignation." Besides this, he adds, that the shrubbery and grass plats were shamefully defaced, oftentimes the entire work of a day being destroyed at night. He reiterates his opinion of May 21st, that decency and good morals, to say nothing of a regard for the preservation of the grounds, would require that the gates of the park be closed, as has...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950593
  • 9781236950598