The First Municipal Election in Greater New York

The First Municipal Election in Greater New York
The First Municipal Election in Greater New York
Excerpt from The First Municipal Election in Greater New York: An Address Delivered Before St. Louis Council, Legion of Honor, December 20, 1897The enlarged city takes in Staten Island and other small islands in the bay, part of Queen's County and all of the city of Brooklyn, embracing in all an area of 360 square miles. In 1626 the Dutch Colonists bought the island of Manhattan for $24. The surrounding country, now included in greater New York, was not considered worth purchasing. To-day the value of the land and buildings of the enlarged city is not less than $4,500,000,000. The new city will have a population of 3,300,000, making it second only to London, the largest city in the world. It will have over 6,000 acres of land devoted to parks; 353 miles of waterfront; 1,156 miles of sewers; 531 miles of street railway; 1,002 miles of paved streets; will have in its employ 33,000 persons, an annual income of $75,000,000 and a bonded indebtedness of $185,000,000. The number of people, therefore, in this great metropolis, is as great as the entire population of the thirteen colonies when they declared their independence. The character of this population is the most cosmopolitan in the world, including representatives of almost every nation and city upon the earth; 1,250,000 of this number are foreign born, and the city contains more Italians than Venice; more Scotch than Leith; more English than Portsmouth; more Canadians than the Canadian city of London; more Germans than any city in Germany, except Berlin, and more Irish than Dublin.Her street car lines represent an investment of $95,000,000, and carry annually 480,000,000 of passengers, or an average of nearly 1,500,000 a day, which is within twelve percent of the entire passenger traffic of the steam railroads of the nation. Her elevated roads are capitalized at $20,000,000, and carry annually 250,000,000 persons or an average of 700,000 per day.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.