Report of the Department of Public Works of the City of New York for the Quarter Ending

Report of the Department of Public Works of the City of New York for the Quarter Ending

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: 1889, as far as practicable, except that a larger portion of the repavement work was apportioned to residential and other streets in the central part of the city, whereas the bulk of the repavement work for 1889 had been devoted to the improvement of the commercial thoroughfares in the lower part of the city. The latter work has been greatly aided and supplemented by another act of the Legislature of 1889, chapter 449. This act relates to streets within the limits of grants of land under water. Under these grants the grantees and their successors, the present owners of the land, are required to pave and maintain the streets within the limits of the grants at their own cost, but they rarely complied with this requirement beyond laying the first pavement years ago, when these streets were first built up, and when the cheap cobble pavement was in common use in this city. Oflate years many unsuccessful efforts were made" by this Department to compel the owners of such lands to repave their streets in a suitable manner, according to the plans and specifications for repavements made at the expense of the city at large. The Act of 1889 provides that the Common Council may by ordinance direct this Department to repave such streets, the cost to be assessed on the abutting property, and that on payment of one assessment for such repaving the owners of the property shall be forever released from all obligations contained in the grant in relation to paving and repaving such streets and keeping them in repair. These streets are all contiguous to the water-front, in the business portions of the city, and include some of the most important thoroughfares, such as West street, South street, YVashington street, and intersecting streets. more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236795393
  • 9781236795397