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

      APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.: CF110226RO

           Nathan Katz Realty,               DRO DOCKET NO.: 044819

                                             TENANT: Karen Ginsberg 


      On June 29, 1988, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a Petition for 
      Administrative Review against an order issued on May 25, 1988, by the 
      Rent Administrator, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, New York, concerning 
      the housing accommodations known as 34-15 Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, 
      New York, Apartment No. 4J, wherein the Administrator determined, among 
      other things, that an overcharge in the garage rent had occurred.

      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 when the tenant filed an objection to the 
      apartment registration, alleging, among other things that the garage 
      rent was an overcharge.
      In the order issued on May 25, 1988, the Administrator directed the 
      owner to refund a $63.12 garage overcharge to the tenant.

      In the appeal, the owner contends that the order should be modified 
      because there are two arithmetic errors in the order: 1) the 
      Administrator used an incorrect figure as the rent charged for 7/1/81 - 
      12/28/83 - $49.86 instead of $47.31; 2) for 3/1/83 - 2/28/85, the 
      Administrator incorrectly found an overcharge by subtracting the actual 
      rent charged from the lawful stabilized rent.  Correction of these 
      errors would result in a finding of no rent overcharge.

      Although afforded the opportunity to do so, the tenant did not respond 
      to the petition.

      The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be granted.

      Review of the record reveals that the rent calculation chart does 
      contain the calculation errors cited by the owner.  For the period March 


      1, 1981 to February 28, 1993, the actual rent charged, $47.31, was less 
      than the legal stabilization rent.  For the period March 1 ,1983 to 
      February 28, 1985, the actual rent charged $50.62 was less than the 
      maximum permitted rent.

      Accordingly, the Commissioner amends the rent calculation chart to 
      reflect the correct actual rent charged and to show that there was no 

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

      ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, granted and the 
      Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, modified in 
      accordance with this order and opinion.


                                      JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                      Deputy Commissioner

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