Notice of Sale: Atlantic Basin and Red Hook Piers, 1901

This newspaper article is a notice of sale for the Atlantic Basin and the piers directly north and south of it.

The various Brooklyn dock and warehouse companies including the Atlantic Dock Company merged into a trust called the Brooklyn Wharf and Warehouse Company.  Very soon after forming, it went backrupt. The Supreme Court of New York oversaw its foreclosure and auction in 1901.

[Beginning text of notice:]

"SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, County of Kings.  United States Mortgage and Trust Company as trustee plaintiff against Brooklyn Wharf and Warehouse Company, Empire Advertising Company, George A. Phelps, Frank Phelps, Charles H. Phelps, Howard Phelps, Albert A. Guilk, Alexander Phelps, Thomas C. Phelps and Char;es H. Phelps, Jr.  copartners in business, composing the firm of Phelps Brothers & Company; Henry W. O Edyre, William Volkens, Paul Gotthell and William L. Walther, Copartners in business, composing the firm Funch, Edye & Company; Alfred Booth, Charles Booth, Charles Booth Jr., Julius Kuttner and Alfred A. Booth copartners in business composing the firm Booth and Company, Edmund Reeks, Harry Anderson Astlett and Thomas John Shipton Green, copartners in business, composing the firm Edmund Reeks & Company; Booth Steamship Company, Limited; and Henry Brocklehurst, Septimus Brocklehurst, George Brocklehurst and Frank Brocklehurst, composing the firm of R. Singlehurst & Company, defendants.

Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a judgement of foreclosure  and sale made in the above-entitled action at a Special Term of the Supreme Court, for motions, held in and for the County of Kings, at the Court House, in the Borough of Brooklyn, City of  New York, on the 25th day of April 1901, filed and entered in the office of the Clerk of the County of New York on the 26th day of April, 1901 I, the undersigned, Sheriff of the County of Kings, named in said judgment of foreclosure and sale, will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, as the salesroom of Thomas A. Kerrigan, No. 9 Willoughby Street, in the Borough of Brooklyn, State of New York, on Tuesday, the 11th day of June 1901, at 12 o’clock noon of that day, the mortgaged premises and property, rights, interests and franchises of the Brooklyn Wharf and Warehouse Company, described in said judgement of foreclosure and sale, and hereafter described, in one parcel.  The mortgaged premises and property, rights, interests and franchises directed by the said judgement of foreclosure and sale to be sold and thereon described as follows, viz;

All these certain lots, pieces or parcels of land and the land under water situate, lying and being in the City of Brooklyn, County of Kings and State of New York and severally described as follows.

Empire Stores… [descriptions of the property lines omitted]

Fulton Stores…

Martin Stores…

Watson Stores…

Harbeck Stores…

Watson Stores…

Robert Stores…

McLean Stores…

Pierrepoint Stores…

Prentice Stores…

Woodruff Stores…

Columbia Stores…

Dows Stores…

Amity Stores…

Atlantic Dock Company…

Pinto Stores (Laimbeer)…

Nye Stores…

Biglow Stores…

Finley Stores (Equitable)…

Brooklyn Pier and Storage Co. …

German-American Stores (Remsen)

New York Warehousing Co. …

Merchants’ Stores (Brookman)…

Amity Stores…

Robinson Stores…

 The approximate amount of the lien or change to satisfy which the above-described property is sold  is … $18,538,366.38…."

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