BL120040RT


                                    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.:   
                                                  BL120040RT  
                                  
                   SHIRLEY BERNHEIM,              RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                                  AG120051OR
                                   PETITIONER                         
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW



          On December 16, 1987, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on November 
          18, 1987, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing accom- 
          modation known as 68-12 Yellowstone Boulevard, Forest Hills, 
          New York, Apartment 6-W., wherein the Administrator granted the 
          owner's application for rent restoration based upon an inspection 
          of the premises, on September 25, 1987, which disclosed that a 
          garage attendant was present at the time of the inspection.  The 
          Rent Administrator restored the rent of the subject apartment by 
          $5.00 per month.

          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.

          The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly 
          restored the rent of the subject apartment.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserted that there has not been 
          a garage attendant on duty at any time for many months and that, at 
          best, the garage attendant has been on duty before that at 
          infrequent intervals.

          The petition was served on the owner on January 25, 1988.













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          After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
          should be denied.

          The owner's restoration application was filed on July 31, 1986.

          In August, 1986, a number of tenants responded to the owner's 
          application, alleging, in substance, that although the owner is 
          providing a garage maintenance man; they differed as to the precise 
          date that the service was restored.  Other tenants objected to the 
          rent restoration on the ground that they do not own a car or use 
          the garage.  The record does not contain any answer by the 
          petitioner.

          The Commissioner notes that although fifty-five (55) tenants were 
          involved in the proceeding below, only the petitioner filed the 
          appeal.

          The record clearly shows that the Rent Administrator in granting 
          the owner's restoration application, properly based his findings on 
          the entire record including the inspection held by the Division of 
          Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), on September 25, 1987.

          This order is issued without prejudice to the tenant's continuing 
          right to file an appropriate application for a rent reduction, if 
          the facts so warrant.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provision of the Rent and Evic- 
          tion Regulations for New York City, it is,

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


          ISSUED:



                                                                         
                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Deputy Commissioner
    

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