DOCKET NO: BK 230304 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.: BK 230304 RO

               Aaron Muschel                      DISTRICT RENT 
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.: AE 230248 OM 


                              PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               The above-named petitioner-owner timely refiled a Petition 
          for Administrative Review against an order issued on July 31, 
          1987 by the Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, 
          NY concerning housing accommodations known as 1180 50th Street, 
          Brooklyn, New York, various apartments, wherein the Administrator 
          granted, in part the owner's application (filed May 15, 1986) and 
          authorized major capital improvement rent increases for both the 
          controlled and stabilized apartments in the subject premises 
          based on the building-wide installation of new aluminum 
          replacement windows at a total approved cost of $16,288.00.  
          Claimed costs totalling $3,622.00 were disallowed due to the 
          owner's failure to submit supporting documentation in the form of 
          cancelled checks, to wit:  Angel and Jack Window sales ($757.00), 
          Window King ($2,865.00) as requested by notices dated July 7, 
          1986 and April 29, 1987.

               In this petition the owner contends, in substance, that a 
          check for $757.00 was submitted with the application; that the 
          balance of $2,869.00 was withheld because "odds and ends" were 
          not completed by the primary contractor, Window King; that said 
          contractor has since been paid $1,200.00; and that he was under 
          the impresseion, from the first notice, that the proceeding would 
          be held in abeyance until proof of final payment was submitted.

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














          DOCKET NO: BK 230304 RO



               The record discloses that the owner was credited with a 
          partial payment of $757.00.  The instant proceeding was pending 
          before the Rent Administrator for over one year during which time 
          the owner was afforded an adequate opportunity to provide to the 
          Administrator proof of payment of the full costs claimed in the 
          application,including the amount of $2,865.00 concedely not yet 
          paid.  Not only did the owner not respond to the Administrator's 
          second notice dated April 29, 1987, but the record reveals that 
          the requisite signed contractor's statement from Angel and Jack 
          Window Sales, was not submitted with the application.  
          Accordingly, the Administrator properly disallowed a portion of 
          the claimed costs due to the owner's failure to substantiate 
          same.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the provision of the Rent 
          Stabilization Code and the Rent and Eviction Regulation for New 
          York City, it is

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

               ISSUED:




                                                                           
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner


























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