STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: CF610283RO
          LEVITES REALTY CORP.                    RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: BL630120HW

               The above named petitioner-owner timely refiled a Petition for 
          Administrative Review against an order of the Rent Administrator 
          issued February 25, 1988. The order concerned various housing 
          accommodations located at 2085 Valentine Ave., Bronx, N.Y.  The 
          Administrator denied the tenants' complaint wherein they requested 
          a rent reduction based on the owner's failure to maintain adequate 
          heat and hot water.

               The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully 
          considered that portion relevant to the issues raised by this 

               This proceeding was commenced on December 12, 1987 when 33 
          tenants filed a Statement of Complaint of Decrease in Building-Wide 
          Services wherein they alleged, in relevant part, that the owner was 
          providing sporadic heat and hot water service.

               The owner was served with a copy of the complaint and afforded 
          an opportunity to respond. The owner did not file a response.
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          building.  The inspection was conducted on February 2 and February 
          3, 1988. The inspector's detailed report revealed that there was no 
          evidence of inadequate heat and hot water in the relevant 

               The Administrator issued the order here under review on 
          February 25, 1988 and denied the complaint based on the inspector's 

               On appeal the owner states arguments that are wholly 
          irrelevant to the issue decided by the Administrator.  The  owner's 


          petition relates to a major capital improvement application which 
          was pending when the petition was filed and which was subsequently 
          granted in part by the DHCR.  Pursuant to the Rent Stabilization 
          Code, a party who files an administrative appeal must show that it 
          has been aggrieved by the order from which it appeals.  The owner 
          was not aggrieved by the issuance of Docket No. BL630120HW.  
          Therefore, this petition must be denied and the order here under 
          review must be affirmed.

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and it is 

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


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner

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