CK110191RT et al.
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                                  92-31 UNION HALL
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433





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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NOS.:
                                                  CK110191RT (CJ110035RT)
                    Fook Chung Ng,                CK110192RT (CJ110038RT)
                    Sol Sarison,                  CK110193RT (CJ110039RT)
                    Meyer Yomtov,
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.: BJ110014B

                                   PETITIONERS
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On November 9, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenants timely 
          refiled petitions for administrative review of an order issued on 
          September 15, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the 
          housing accommodations known as various apartments at 63-90 Austin 
          Street, Queens, N.Y., wherein the Administrator determined that a 
          rent reduction was not warranted.

          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 record reveals that 15 tenants joined in filing a complaint 
          alleging a decrease in various building-wide services.

          The owner answered the complaint and stated that all necessary 
          repairs had been done or would be completed by December 31, 1987.

          A DHCR inspector visited the premises on June 6, 1988 and reported 
          that all services listed on the tenants' complaint were being 
          maintained, except that the playground area had both overgrown 
          weeds, and broken and missing apparatus.

          Based on this inspection, the Rent Administrator issued the order 
          appealed herein, directing restoration of services but finding that 
          a rent reduction was not warranted.

          The petitions filed by three tenants all state that the inspection 
          report is false because the intercom is working in only a few 












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          apartments, the building door lock is not working properly, there 
          is vermin infestation despite regular exterminator services, there 
          is inadequate water pressure, and there is peeling paint and 
          plaster from the top floor down to the ground floor and on rainy 
          days, water runs down the walls.  The tenants requested a 
          reinspection.

          The petitions were served on the owner on January 10, 1989.

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

          A review of the complaint reveals that no allegation was made 
          regarding the intercom system.  The inspector reported no evidence 
          of inadequate water pressure in public areas but for conditions 
          within the tenants' apartments, individual complaints must be filed 
          which the tenants are advised to do if the conditions persist.

          The inspector found that the building entrance door lock was 
          working properly and that there was no evidence of infestation or 
          of peeling paint and plaster in the public areas.  The Commissioner 
          deems it appropriate to rely on the report of the Division's 
          inspector who is an impartial observer, rather than on the 
          unsupported allegations of a party to the proceeding.

          The Division's records reveal that in a subsequent compliance 
          proceeding, all playground services were found to have been 
          restored in a workmanlike manner.

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

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


          ISSUED:






                                                                     
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  
    

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