STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.BL410203RT
                                              :  DRO DOCKET NO. ZL004324R
               SHARON ROSNER   

                                PETITIONER    : 

               On December 23, 1987, the above-named petitioner-subtenant 
          timely refiled a Petition for Administrative Review against an order 
          issued on September 22, 1987, by the Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union 
          Hall Street, Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 212 West 22nd Street, New York, New York, 
          Apartment No. 2H, wherein the Rent Administrator terminated the 
          proceeding because the prime tenant had vacated the subject 
          apartment and the subtenant was unable to submit the necessary 
          information to process the case.

               The Administrative Appeal is being determined pursuant to the 
          provisions of Section 2526.1 of the Rent Stabilization Code.

               The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator's order was 

               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 by the administrative appeal.  

               This proceeding was originally commenced in October, 1985, by 
          the subtenant's filing of a rent overcharge complaint against the 
          prime tenant Harold Schwartz.  In said complaint, the subtenant 
          stated in substance that she moved to the subject apartment on 
          January 1, 1985 pursuant to an agreement with the prime tenant and 
          without the knowledge of the owner; and that Miriam Markowitz sublet 
          the subject apartment to her on behalf of Harold Schwartz; that her 
          rent checks are made out to Harold Schwartz but that she delivers 
          such checks to Miriam Markowitz who deposits the checks for Mr. 
          Schwartz; that she does not have an address for Mr. Schwartz but 
          only for Ms. Markowitz; and that her rent is $875.00 per month 
          although the lawful stabilized rent is only $265.00 per month.  
          Subsequently the subtenant advised that she vacated the subject 
          apartment on October 25, 1985.  The subtenant also submitted copies 
          of all her cancelled rent checks for the subject apartment.  Such 
          checks were made out to Harold Schwartz and appear to have been 
          cashed by him.

               In a response to the subtenant's complaint dated May 12, 1986, 


          the owner advised that the prime tenant had vacated the subject 
          apartment.  In an earlier answer dated November 4, 1985, the owner 
          advised that he had no knowledge of the subtenant and had never 
          consented to her occupancy of the subject apartment.

               In a response dated August 3, 1987, Miriam Markowitz stated 
          that Harold Schwartz could not be reached through her office and 
          that she had not had any contact with him since October, 1985.  The 
          subtenant was directed by the DHCR to submit inter alia the mailing 
          address of the prime tenant.  In a response dated August 10, 1987, 
          the subtenant stated that she was unable to do this and only had the 
          address of Ms. Markowitz.

               In Order Number ZL004324R, the Rent Administrator terminated 
          the proceeding on the basis that the subtenant was unable to provide 
          the necessary information to process the case.

               In this petition, the subtenant alleges in substance that she 
          submitted all necessary information and again listed the prime 
          tenant c/o Ms. Markowitz.  The copy of the subtenant's petition 
          mailed to the prime tenant c/o Ms. Markowitz came back to DHCR 
          marked undelivered by the Post Office.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that in view of the 
          subtenant's inability to provide an address where the prime tenant 
          can be located and afforded an opportunity to participate in this 
          proceeding, that the tenant's petition must be denied without 
          prejudice to the reopening of the proceeding when and if the tenant 
          is able to provide a current address for the prime tenant.

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

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


                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner




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