CC410001RT
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433





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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE          ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.: CC410001RT

                    Samuel Goldstein and
                    Morton Amster,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: BF410393S
                                   PETITIONERS
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named tenants filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued concerning the housing accommodations 
          known as 170 2nd Avenue, Apt. 15B, New York, N.Y., wherein the 
          Administrator denied the tenants' complaint on the basis that the 
          condition complained of had been corrected.  

          The Commissioner has reviewed all the evidence in the record and 
          has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to the 
          issues raised by the petition.

          The tenants commenced this proceeding by filing a complaint 
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain services in 
          the subject apartment.

          In an answer, the owner denied the allegations set forth in the 
          complaint or otherwise asserted that all required repairs had been 
          or will be completed.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject apartment was conducted by 
          a DHCR inspector.  The inspection confirmed that all windows in the 
          apartment were operative and none were defective.

          The Rent Administrator denied the tenants' complaint on the basis 
          that the condition complained of had been corrected.




          In the petition for administrative review, the tenants' dispute the 
          inspection findings but give no specifics as to the alleged defect 












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          with the windows.  The owner was served with a copy of the PAR and 
          responded, in substance, that the inspection findings should 
          control.
            
          After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion 
          that the petition should be denied.

          The report of the inspection conducted on January 19, 1988, found 
          that the tenants provided access to the apartment and that there 
          were no defective windows in the apartment.

          The tenants' petition does not establish any basis for modifying or 
          revoking the Administrator's order which determined, based on a 
          physical inspection, that there were no defective conditions as to 
          the windows for which a rent reduction was warranted.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 
          and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, 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. 
              


          ISSUED:




                                                                     
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  
    

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