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

          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO. CC410348RT
                                              :  DRO DOCKET NO.ZAJ410041R
               JACOB GAYMON                     

                                PETITIONER    : 

               On March 16, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order issued on 
          February 12, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall 
          Street, Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing accommodations 
          known as 136 West 87th Street, New York, New York, Apartment No. 4, 
          wherein the Rent Administrator found that the subject apartment was 
          not rent controlled, but rent stabilized and that no rent overcharge 
          had occurred.

               The Administrative Appeal is being determined pursuant to the 
          provisions of Section 2200.2(f)(10) of the New York City Rent and 
          Eviction Regulations (formerly Section 9, paragraph 5 of the New 
          York State Rent and Eviction Regulations).

               The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator's order was 

               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.  

               This proceeding was commenced in September 1986 by the tenant's 
          filing of a rent overcharge complaint in which the tenant stated in 
          substance that he first moved to the subject apartment in 1966 and 
          therefore should be considered as a rent controlled tenant.

               An examination of rent records for the subject apartment 
          disclosed that in 1957 the State of New York Temporary State Housing 
          Rent Commission issued an order finding that the subject apartment 
          was not subject to rent control pursuant to Section 9, paragraph 5 
          of the New York State Rent and Eviction Regulations.

               In Order Number ZAJ410041R, the Rent Administrator found that 
          the subject apartment was not rent controlled pursuant to the 
          aforementioned  Section 9, paragraph 5 of the New York State Rent 
          and Eviction Regulations and found that the subject apartment was 
          rent stabilized and that no rent overcharge had occurred.

               In this petition, the tenant alleges in substance that the 


          subject apartment was illegally decontrolled.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be 

               Section 2200.2(f)(10) of the Rent and Eviction Regulations for 
          New York City (formerly Section 9, paragraph 5 of the New York State 
          Rent and Eviction Regulations) provides in pertinent part that 
          additional housing accommodations created by conversion on or after 
          February 1, 1947 and prior to May 1, 1950 are not subject to rent 
          control.  Further any housing accommodation created as a result of 
          any such conversion on or after May 1, 1950 shall continue to be 
          subject to control unless the State Rent Commission issued an order 
          decontrolling them.

               In the instant case, the Temporary State Housing Rent 
          Commission issued an order of decontrol based on Section 9, 
          paragraph 5 in 1957.  There is no evidence that this order was 
          appealed on a timely basis and there is no evidence that the subject 
          apartment was illegally decontrolled as alleged by the tenant in his 
          petition.  Accordingly, the Rent Administrator's order was 

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent 
          Stabilization Law and Code and the Rent and Eviction 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 
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is,  affirmed.


                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner




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