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

          APPEAL OF                             DOCKET NO.: DB410247RT
                    MARGARET PADILLA;                       DB410249RT
                    AURA ACEVEDO;
                                                DOCKET NO.: BJ410105B        

               The above-named tenants filed timely petitions for 
          administrative review of an order issued on February 3, 1989 
          concerning the housing accommodation known as 202 West 84th Street, 
          New York, New York, Apartments 1RW, 4E, and 5E, wherein the 
          Administrator determined the tenants' joint complaint of a 
          reduction of services building-wide.  The tenants' petitions were 
          served on the owner.

               Based on the results of an inspection of the subject premises 
          conducted by a DHCR inspector who confirmed the existence of 
          various defective conditions, the Rent Administrator determined 
          that there had been a reduction of services, directed that the 
          services be restored, and ordered a reduction of each tenants' 
          legal regulated rent by the percentage of the most recent 
          guidelines adjustments for the tenants' lease which commenced 
          before the effective date of the rent reduction, January 1, 1988.

               In these petitions for administrative review, the tenants 
          assert that they are rent controlled tenants and request that the 
          order be amended to reflect specific dollar amounts for each of the 
          conditions found, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction 

               An examination of DHCR records confirms that the petitioners 
          are rent controlled tenants.  Accordingly, as to these tenants, the 
          Rent Administrator's order is amended to reflect a rent reduction 
          of $32.00 per month, effective March 1, 1989, the first rent 
          payment day following the issue date of the Administrator's order, 
          as follows:


               1) There are broken cracks in the public area floor    $  5.00
                  landing throughout subject premises.

               2) There is garbage accumulation in the basement of       5.00
                  subject premises.

               3) There is loose wiring in the basement.                 2.00

               4) There is inadequate janitorial services                5.00
                  through-out the public premises.

               5) There are cracked front, entrance, and basement        5.00
                  steps in subject premises.

               6) The basement concrete floor is broken and cracked.     5.00

               7) The front entrance door buzzer is inoperative.         5.00

               8) A new identification sign shall be posted and             
                  maintained within five days following a change of
                  janitor with name, address, apartment and telephone    ----
                  number, in accordance with the Housing and Maintenance
                  Code.                                                 =====

                                                              TOTAL:   $32.00

               If rent arrears are due the owner from the tenants as a result 
          of this order, they shall be paid in monthly installments not to 
          exceed the difference between the monthly rent reduction afforded 
          the tenants to date, if any, and the monthly rent reduction per the 
          instant determination ($32.00).

               If, on the other hand, excess rent was paid by the tenants, 
          said excess shall be credited to the tenants in full, commencing 
          with the rent payment immediately following the issuance of this 

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

               ORDERED, that these petitions be, and the same hereby are, 
          granted, and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, amended to reflect rent reductions in accordance with 
          the Rent and Eviction Regulations, in accordance with the above.

                                                  Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                                  Deputy Commissioner

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