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Land required for public parks is acquired in New York in much the same way as streets. First, there is a demand in the section for the improvement. Next, the petition is presented to the Local Board, and then to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment for the lay-out. It is then returned to the Local Board for the purpose of acquiring title and then back again to the Board of
Estimate and Apportionment and direct to the Corporation Counsel to begin the proceeding.
It is not necessary to present the matter to the Local Board at all. The matter may be brought directly to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment which has the power to initiate the proceeding.