BL430251RO;  BL410252RO                                  
                                    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 NOS.:              
BL430251RO;  BL410252RO
                  NICHOLAS M. SCHICK,
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                   PETITIONER     BB430001B 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          

          On December 7, 1987, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          November 2, 1987, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 229 East 29th Street, New York, New York, 
          wherein the Administrator determined that there had been a 
          reduction of building-wide services, directed a restoration of 
          services, and ordered a reduction of the legal rents.  The owner 
          filed the second PAR on December 29, 1987 to appeal the Adminis- 
          trator's amended order issued on December 16, 1987 to include an 
          apartment inadvertently omitted from the November 2, 1987 order.  

          The tenants commenced the proceedings by filing a complaint 
          asserting that the owner has failed to maintain various building- 
          wide services.

          The owner filed an answer stating, in essence, that either services 
          were adequate, or that other required repairs, or replacement of 
          equipment, had been completed or were under way.

          Inspections of the subject premises conducted on April 3 and 8, 
          1987 found minor peeling paint and plaster throughout the public 
          areas, an uncovered junction box and loose electrical wiring in the 
          laundry room, an uncovered uninsulated water pipe in the basement, 
          and roof fans not operating at the time of inspection.  Other items 
          of complaint were found to have been corrected.

          Based on the inspector's observations, the Administrator determined 
          that the tenants were entitled to rent reductions.














          BL430251RO;  BL410252RO                                  



          The owner's appeal sets forth only that the defective conditions 
          found had been cured.  Copies of the owner's appeal were served to 
          the tenants on February 8, 1988, many of whom promptly responded 
          that a majority of the conditions cited had not been corrected when 
          the owner filed the appeal.

          The owner does not set forth any basis for modifying or revoking 
          the Administrator's determination.  the owner does not identify any 
          error of law or fact in the Administrator's determination below 
          that found that the owner was not maintaining required services.  
          In fact, the owner's appeal suggests that repairs were completed 
          after the date of the Administrator's order, which is not a basis 
          for modifying or revoking the Administrator's determination.

          Division records do reveal the Administrator granted the owner's 
          rent restoration application in Docket No. CD430096OR on October 
          14, 1988.

           
          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations, 
          for New York City, the City Rent Control Law, and the Rent Stabili- 
          zation Law and Code, it is

          ORDERED, that these petitions be, and the same hereby are, denied, 
          and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, 
          affirmed.


          ISSUED:




                                                                           
                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
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