2006 New York Code - Queens Zoological And Botanical Gardens.



 
    § 18-119 Queens Zoological and Botanical Gardens. The commissioner may
  enter into an agreement with New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation
  and  the  Queens  Botanical  Garden  Society, Inc. for the operation and
  maintenance by  such  Queens  Botanical  Garden  Society,  Inc.  of  the
  botanical garden and arboretum which was constructed by New York World's
  Fair  1964-1965  Corporation  in Kissena Corridor Park in the borough of
  Queens on land now under lease from the city of New York to the New York
  World's Fair  1964-1965  Corporation,  and  for  the  adequate  keeping,
  maintenance,  extension, preservation, management, and operation of such
  botanical garden and arboretum for the collection and culture of plants,
  flowers, shrubs and trees, the  advancement  of  botanical  science  and
  knowledge  and  the  prosecution  of  original researches therein and in
  kindred subjects,  for  affording  instruction  in  the  same,  for  the
  prosecution and exhibition of ornamental and decorative horticulture and
  gardening,  and for the entertainment, recreation and instruction of the
  people. The term of such agreement shall commence upon the completion of
  construction of such botanical  garden  and  arboretum.  Such  agreement
  shall  become  effective  only  upon  the  approval of the mayor and may
  provide, in addition to other terms and conditions, for  use,  with  the
  approval  of  New  York  World's  Fair  1964-1965  Corporation,  of such
  botanical garden and aboretum for exhibits connected  with  the  World's
  Fair  held  in  the  city  of New York during the years nineteen hundred
  sixty-four--nineteen hundred sixty-five and for membership on the  board
  of  directors  of Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc. of the mayor and
  the commissioner and the president of the borough of Queens,  and  their
  successors  in office. The commissioner may enter into an agreement with
  Queens Botanical Garden Society, Inc. for the operation and  maintenance
  by  Queens  Botanical  Garden  Society,  Inc.  of  a  zoo  on  the  land
  hereinabove described, or other park land which may  be  made  available
  for   such  purpose  in  the  future,  and  for  the  adequate  keeping,
  maintenance, extension, preservation, management and operation  of  such
  zoo  for  the  exhibition of animals and birds, all for the instruction,
  entertainment, and recreation of the people.  Said  agreement  may  also
  provide  for  the  construction of such zoo by the New York World's Fair
  1964-1965 Corporation, the city of New  York  or  both.  Such  agreement
  shall  become  effective  only  upon  the  approval  of  the mayor. Upon
  completion of the construction of said botanical garden  and  arboretum,
  the  city  may  annually,  in its discretion, appropriate for the Queens
  Botanical Garden Society, Inc. such sum or sums as it may determine  for
  the   construction,   keeping,   maintenance,  extension,  preservation,
  management and operation of the said zoo, botanical garden and arboretum
  and the activities of the  Queens  Botanical  Garden  Society,  Inc.  in
  connection  therewith.  The  facilities  operated and maintained by said
  Queens Botanical Garden Society,  Inc.  pursuant  to  the  agreement  or
  agreements  referred  to  in this section shall be known as and bear the
  name "Queens Zoological and Botanical Gardens." All references  in  this
  section  to  Queens  Botanical  Garden  Society, Inc. shall be deemed to
  refer to that corporation under its present name or under any name which
  shall hereafter be used by it.

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