BC 230370 RT
                                  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.:  BC 230370 RT

                  PAULINE COHEN-TENANT,
                                                  DRO DOCKET NO.: KCS 000231 B

                                  PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On March 17, 1987, the above-named petitioner  timely  refiled  a
          Petition for Administrative Review,  which  had  been  previously
          rejected under Docket Number  AI  230051  RT,  against  an  order
          issued on March 24, 1986 by the Rent Administrator,  92-31  Union
          Hall  Street,  Jamaica,   new   York   concerning   the   housing
          accommodations known as 820 Ocean  Parkway,  Brooklyn,  New  York
          wherein the Administrator terminated the proceeding.

          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 by the administrative appeal.

          On June 7, 1985, a tenant (Sidney Cohen), joined by 29 additional 
          tenants, commenced this proceeding by filing  a  complaint  of  a
          decrease in building-wide services.  The tenants alleged  as  had
          35 tenants in a previous complaint, that the owner had failed  to
          maintain the incinerator rooms, the north laundry  room  and  the
          ground  floor  service  halls.   The  tenants  requested  a  rent
          reduction retroactive to conform  with  the  order  issued  under
          Docket Number KCS 000021 B granting a rent  reduction  to  thirty
          five tenants.

          A copy of the complaint was sent  to  the  owner  (Lascap  Realty
          Corp.) on May 6, 1985.

          On June 7, 1985, the  owner  responded  that  the  complained  of
          conditions had been corrected.

          On March 6, 1986, a staff member of the Division of  Housing  and
          Community Renewal (DHCR) conducted a physical inspection  of  the
          subject premises.  The inspector found no defective conditions in 
          the areas named in the complaint.

          On March 24, 1986, based on a determination  that  an  inspection
          had  disclosed  that  the  conditions  had  been  corrected,  the
          Administrator issued the order terminating the proceeding.







          BC 230370 RT
          In the petition, the tenants contend that they had, and  continue
          to suffer, the same reductions in services as the complainants in 
          the prior order.  The tenants further contend  that  despite  the
          inspection of March 6, 1986, the prior rent reduction  order  has
          not been rescinded.   The  tenants  reiterate  their  request  to
          receive the same rent reduction for the same time period  as  the
          other 35 tenants.

          Although afforded the opportunity to do so,  the  owner  did  not
          respond to the petition.

          After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of  the  opinion
          that this petition should be denied.

          The Commissioner notes that the Code makes no provision  for  the
          type of retroactive relief requested by the tenants.  There is no 
          Code provision which would  permit  the  tenants  to  join  in  a
          complaint after the determination has been made and the order has 
          been issued.

          The Commissioner finds that the Administrator properly based  its
          determination on the entire record, including the results of  the
          on-site physical inspection conducted on March 6, 1986.

          A  review  of  the  Division's  records  discloses  that  a  rent
          restoration was granted to  the  owner  on  May  12,  1988  under
          Docket Number CD 210001 OR.

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

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same  hereby  is,  denied
          and the  Administrator's  order  be,  and  the  same  hereby  is,
          affirmed.

          ISSUED:
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                                                  ELLIOT SANDER
                                                  Deputy Commissioner
           
             
                                          
    

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