ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BK410219RT



                                  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.:              
                                                 BK410219RT 
                                              :  
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S 
                                                 DOCKET NO.: 
                                                 BC410428S
                                                 
                                                 PREMISES:
                                                 221 West 21st St.
                                                 Apt. No. 4D
                                                 New York, NY     
               JOHN ROGER CAMPANELLA,                                        
                                      
                                             
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               The above-named tenant timely filed a petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued on November 4, 1987 
          concerning the housing accommodations relating to the above- 
          described docket number wherein the Administrator denied the 
          tenant's application for a rent reduction based on decreased 
          services.

               The issue in this appeal is whether the Administrator's order 
          was warranted.

               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 petition.

               The tenant commenced this proceeding on March 20, 1987 by 
          filing a complaint asserting that excessive noise comes from the 
          uncarpeted apartment above him, wherein the tenant alleged that 
          business is illegally conducted in this residential-zoned building.














          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BK410219RT


               On April 9, 1987, the Division sent the owner a copy of the 
          tenant's complaint.

               On September 8, 1987, the tenant was informed of a scheduled 
          inspection on September 15, 1987.   

               An on-site inspection of the subject apartment was conducted 
          on September 15, 1987 by a Division staff member who reported that 
          there was "no evidence of excessive noise from the apartment above 
          the subject apartment"; and that he could not determine if the 
          above subject apartment was being used for business. 

               Based on the inspection, the Administrator terminated the 
          proceeding.

               In the petition for administrative review, the tenant 
          contended in substance that there is constant traffic and noise 
          above him day long; and that he was not contacted about the 
          September 15, 1987 inspection.

               In answer, the owner asserted that he had informed the tenant 
          in the apartment above the subject apartment about the alleged 
          excessive noise and to desist from making commercial use of a 
          residential apartment.  The owner submitted a copy of a certified 
          letter to that effect.

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

               The Administrator's determination was based upon a staff 
          inspector's report which failed to substantiate the tenant's 
          complaint.  This determination was in all respects proper and is 
          hereby sustained.

               Regarding the tenant's allegation about not being notified of 
          the September 15, 1987 inspection, the Commissioner finds said 
          allegation without merit.  A careful review of the record shows 
          that on September 8, 1987, the Division sent the tenant at his 
          proper address a notice concerning the scheduled inspection.  

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








               ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied 






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BK410219RT

          and that the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is,
          affirmed.

          ISSUED:


                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner




                                                    







    

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