DOCKET NUMBER:  AK-410411-RO
                                 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-410411-RO
                                         :  
        PARK WEST VILLAGE ASSOCIATES,       DRO DOCKET NO.:  ZL-003707-RV

                           PETITIONER    : 
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          ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     On November 5, 1986, the above-named owner filed  a  timely  Petition  for
     Administrative Review against an order by the District Rent Administrator, 
     at Gertz Plaza 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica,  NY,  concerning  housing
     accommodations known as Apartment No. 15R, 788 Columbus Avenue, New  York,
     New York.   In the order appealed herein, the Administrator  directed  the
     owner to offer the tenant of said premises a renewal lease.

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

     The original proceeding was commenced on October 18, 1985, by  the  tenant
     (Vlasios Papadopoulos) filing a complaint of the owner's failure to  renew
     a lease.

     The petitioner-owner answered, alleging in substance that the  complainant
     tenant had already sued the petitioner-owner in  the  Supreme  Court;  and
     that on September 26, 1985, the matter was submitted for decision  by  the
     New York  Supreme  Court  after  a  Cross-Notice  of  Motion  for  Summary
     Judgement was filed.

     The New York Supreme Court rendered a judgement on this matter  on  August
     5, 1986 but this was not relied on by the Administrator.
                                                                               
     In this petition, the owner stated in substance that the issue  determined
     by DHCR in its October 27, 1986 order has already been ruled upon  by  the
     Supreme Court.

     The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be granted
     and the Administrator's order revoked.

     The courts have concurrent jurisdiction with DHCR in the implementation of 
     the Rent Stabilization Law as to tenancies and lease renewals.  









          DOCKET NUMBER:  AK-410411-RO
     The record shows that on August 5, 1986, Judge Hortence Gabel of  the  New
     York State Supreme Court granted the motion and cross-motion  for  summary
     judgment, "to the extent of declaring that plaintiff is not the "tenant in 
     occupancy" of apartment 15R at 788 Columbus Avenue, New York,  N.Y.;  that
     defendant is under no legal obligation to offer a lease to him;  and  that
     whatever rights, if any, plaintiff had to occupy the apartment  terminated
     with expiration of the prime lease  on  July  31,  1985."   This  decision
     covers  the  same  issue  raised  by  the  complaint  which  predates  the
     Administrator's order.                                                    

     THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Stabilization Law 
     and Code, it is

     ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, granted  and  that
     the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, revoked in based  on
     the New York State Supreme Court decision cited above.

     ISSUED:



                                                                   
                                     ELLIOT SANDER
                                     Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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