The Greater New York Charter as enacted in 1897

(Albany :  Weed-Parsons,  c1897.)

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102     Cession of Lands to Federal Govmt.    [§§218-220

Cession,  of  certain  lands  to  federal  government  to  improve   Harlem
river.

§ 218. The commissioners of the sinking fund, or the municipal
assembly, are authorized to cede, grant and convey to the United
States, upon such terms, and for such consideration as may be
agreed upon by and between said commissioners of the sinking
fund, or said municipal assembly, and the United States, all the
estate, right, title and Interest of The City of New York In and
to any part of the land required for the channel to connect the
waters of the Harlem river with the Hudson river, in accordance
with the plans for the improvement of the Harlem river, prepared
under the direction of the secretary of war. Whenever any part
of said land shall have been ceded by said commissioners of the
sinking fund, or said municipal assembly, pursuant to the author¬
ity hereby given, it shall be the duty of said commissioners of the
sinking fund, or a majority of them, to give a certificate under
their hands, that the same has been ceded, pursuant to the pro¬
visions of this section; and upon the production of such certifi¬
cate, and upon proof of due compliance, on the part of the
United States, with the terms of cession, it shall be the duty of
the mayor and the city clerk, in the name and on behalf of The
City of New York, to execute a proper conveyance of such lands
under their hands and the seal of said city.
L. 1882, ch. 410, g 183.

Certain duties of commissioners relative to docks, piers, etc.

§ 219.  The commissioners of the sinking fund shall perform the
duties and possess the powers with reference to docks, piers, and
slips, stated in chapter sixteen of this act.
L. ]882, eh. 410, g 184.

Sale of public lands at auction.

§ 220. The commissioners of the sinking fund are authorized,
upon the application of the board of education duly authorized
and certified, to sell at public auction at such times and on such
terms as they may deem most advantageous for the public inter¬
est, any land or lands and the buildings thereon, owned by The
City of New York, occupied or reserved for school purposes, and
no longer required therefor, provided, however, that no property
shall be disposed of for a less sum than the same may be appraised
by the commissioners of the sinking fund, or a majority of them,
at a meeting to be held and on an appraisement made within two
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