STATE OF NEW YORK
                     DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                           OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                    GERTZ PLAZA
                              92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

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     IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE :  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
     APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.: AK 220246-RO
                                         :  
                                            DRO DOCKET NO.: ZKC 003055-FR84
       RALPH SHAPIRO
                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


     On November 12, 1986 the above-named petitioner-owner filed a Petition for 
     Administrative Review against an order issued on October 8, 1986,  by  the
     Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, New York  concerning
     the housing accommodations known as Apartments 2F and 2R,  2160  East  7th
     Street, Brooklyn, New York wherein the Administrator  suspended  all  fuel
     cost adjustments for the period January 1, 1984 to December 31, 1984.

     The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the  record  and  has
     carefully considered that portion of the  record  relevant  to  the  issue
     raised in the administrative appeal.

     This order was based upon a finding that the owner of the subject building 
     had previously obtained allowable fuel  cost  adjustments  and  failed  to
     timely serve and file the required report of fuel cost decrease by  reason
     of a decrease in the price of #2 fuel oil during the calendar year 1983.

     On appeal, the landlord urges, in substance, that it did timely  file  the
     required report.  

     After  careful  consideration  of  the  entire  evidence  of  record,  the
     Commissioner is of the opinion that the Administrative  appeal  should  be
     denied.

     Section 2202.13 of the Rent and Eviction  Regulations  of  New  York  City
     provides that where a landlord has obtained fuel cost adjustments and that 
     there is a  finding  of  fuel  price  decrease,  within  60  days  of  the
     promulgation of the finding on fuel prices, the landlord  must  serve  and
     file a report of fuel price decrease.

     In January 1984 a finding was promulgated that the price of  #2  fuel  oil
     had declined during 1983.  Therefore, the subject landlord was required to 
     file and serve fuel cost decrease reports on or before March 26, 1984.

     Although the landlord contends  that  all  required  reports  were  timely
     filed, there is no documentary evidence to sustain this contention.









          DOCKET NUMBER: AK 220246-RO
     The Commissioner is of the opinion that the Rent  Administrator  correctly
     suspended fuel cost adjustments for the calendar year 1984.

     THEREFORE, in accordance with the applicable provisions of  the  Rent  and
     Eviction Regulations for New York City, it is

     ORDERED, that this administrative appeal  be,  and  the  same  hereby  is,
     denied, and that the order of the  Rent  Administrator  be  and  the  same
     hereby is, affirmed.

     ISSUED:



            









                                                                    
                                             ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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