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Page 234 - No county, city, town or village shall hereafter give any money or property, or loan its money or credit to or in aid of any individual, association or corporation, or become directly or indirectly the owner of stock in, or bonds of, any association or corporation; nor shall any such county, city, town or village be allowed to incur any indebtedness except for county, city, town or village purposes.
Page 235 - The Legislature shall not pass a private or local bill granting to any private corporation, association, or individual any exclusive privilege, immunity, or franchise whatever.
Page 145 - Company shall within said one ( i ) month or within one ( i ) month thereafter, make application to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for the appointment of Commissioners in the manner provided by the Railroad Law to determine if said railroad ought to be constructed; otherwise this grant shall cease and determine.
Page 204 - ... contract was held November VOL. 1 — 7 1, 1906, and on November 2, 1906, the supplemental agreement was transmitted to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment with a request for its approval, and for the issue of corporate stock necessary to provide for the construction of the road. The contract was approved by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment on November 23, 1906, and was thereafter executed as a supplementary agreement under Contract No. 1, with John B. McDonald and the Interborough...
Page 7 - Modern martyrdom may be succinctly defined as riding in a New York omnibus. The discomforts, inconveniences and annoyances of a trip in one of these vehicles are almost intolerable. From the beginning to the end of the journey a constant quarrel is progressing. The driver quarrels with the passengers, and the passengers quarrel with the driver. There are quarrels about getting out and quarrels about getting in. There are quarrels about change and quarrels about the ticket swindle.
Page 259 - The Webster Avenue Line, the Eighth Avenue and 162d Street Connection, the Queensboro Bridge Line and the West Farms Subway Connection. The Webster Avenue Line is an extension of the Third Avenue elevated road from...
Page 74 - ... center of the track shall be perpendicular to the center of the columns, and at a distance of not less than 14 feet above the surface of the pavement. Whenever deemed necessary to prevent oscillation of the track aforesaid, a second series of columns may be extended on the building side of the sidewalk at intervals of not less than 20 feet, which 'shall not be more than 9 inches in diameter at surface of pavement, and shall be so placed as not to...
Page 8 - ... straps, like smoked hams in a corner grocery. To enter or exit is exceedingly difficult. 'Silks and broadcloth are ruined in the attempt. As in the omnibuses pickpockets take advantage of the confusion to ply their vocation. Handkerchiefs, pocketbooks, watches and breastpins disappear most mysteriously. The foul, close, heated air is poisonous. A healthy person cannot ride a dozen blocks without a headache.
Page 7 - The cars are quieter than the omnibuses, but much more crowded. People are packed into them like sardines in a box, with perspiration for oil. The seats being more than filled, the passengers are placed in rows down the middle, where they hang on by the straps, like smoked hams in a corner grocery.
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