Leadership

WITH THE EDITOR

Issue 11 and Volume 80.

WITH THE EDITOR Request Let Up in Law Enforcement It was decidedly a peculiar request that was made to Mayor Walker, of New York City, by the real estate interests that he “let up” in the enforcement of the tenement house laws until such time as the Tenement House Act can be revised, after a report has been submitted by a state commission appointed to investigate the measure. The mayor deserves credit for his very decided stand against any such discrimination in the enforcement of the law. This request was made by a delegation of prominent real estate men who had met the mayor by appointment and was occasioned by the orders by the administration for the enforcement of the provisions forbidding the use of cooking equipment in more than two apartments of any structure built under hotel specifications. This enforcement, the petitioners claimed, would result in heavy loss to…

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