Leadership

A PUBLIC DANGER.

Issue 9 and Volume 29.

A PUBLIC DANGER. FOR many years the safety of those who live in the tenementhouses on the west side of Thompson street at the Grand street end, in the borough of Manhattan, also that of several buildings and the Grand street elevated station on West Broadway, has been imperiled by a mountainous structure of some 5,000 or more empty dry goods boxes piled up in the yard of a dealer in, and repairer of such goods. On Thompson street are several six and eight-story tenements overlooking the yard in which these boxes are stowed away—the space occupied by the pile being about one hundred square feet, and its height at least sixty feet. Some eighteen months ago, more or less, the sidewalk In front of this yard was in a condition of chronic obstruction from the accumulation of boxes heaped up upon it. We suppose someone complained, as for a…

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