ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. DC 230073 RO
                                    STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE :  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.: DC  230073  RO

                BENJAMIN BREITMAN          
                D/B/A LEV REALTY CO.,                                    
                                              :      DRO     ORDER     NO.:
                                                  CC    230154     -     OM
                                                         
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
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                   ORDER AND OPINION DENYING ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL


               On March 3, 1989 the above-named petitioner-owner  filed  an
          Administrative Appeal against an order  issued  on  February  23,
          1989 by the District Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, 
          Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 
          1775 East 18th Street, Brooklyn, New York, Various Apartments.

               Subsequent thereto, the petitioner filed a petition  in  the
          Supreme Court pursuant to Article 78 of the  Civil  Practice  Law
          and Rules requesting that the Court direct the Division to  issue
          a determination of the administrative appeal. 

               The Administrative Appeal is being  determined  pursuant  to
          the provisions of 9 NYCRR 2202.4 and 9 NYCRR 2522.4 (a). 

               The District Rent Administrator's  order,  appealed  herein,
          denied the owner's application of  March  18,  1988  for  a  rent
          increase based upon claimed costs of $28,000.00 for pointing and
          waterproofing and $24,000.00 for incinerator upgrading.

               This order was based upon the owner's failure to comply with 
          the  Division's  request  of  January  27,   1989   for   further
          information/evidence  necessary  for  the  processing   of   said
          application. 





               On appeal, the petitioner-owner alleges, in substance,  that
          the   District   Rent   Administrator   improperly   denied   his
          application.  The owner submitted with his administrative appeal, 
          a letter dated February 14,  1989  wherein  the  owner  requested
          additional time to submit the requested information.  Said letter 
          is date-stamped as  having  been  received  by  the  Division  on
          February 17, 1989.  







          ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. DC 230073 RO
               After a careful consideration  of  the  entire  evidence  of
          record,  the  Commissioner   is   of   the   opinion   that   the
          administrative appeal should be denied.

               The District Rent  Administrator  acted  within  the  proper
          scope  of  authority  and  discretion  in  denying  the   owner's
          application  for  failure  to  submit  requested  material.   The
          Division's request was made more than ten months after the  owner
          filed his application and it was not improper  for  the  District
          Rent Administrator to refuse to grant any  additional  extensions
          of time for the owner to submit material which was or should have 
          been   in   the   owner's   possession.    The   District    Rent
          Administrator's order was issued without prejudice to the owner's 
          right to refile.  

               A review of the record indicates that on May 12,  1989,  the
          owner filed another application which listed, among other claimed 
          improvements, the two specified  hereinabove.   Said  application
          was assigned District Rent Office Docket No. DE  230130-OM.   The
          Commissioner notes that on August 26,  1991,  the  District  Rent
          Administrator issued an order which, among other things,  granted
          that part of the owner's  application  seeking  a  rent  increase
          based upon costs of $28,000.00 for  pointing  and  waterproofing,
          and denied that part of the application seeking a  rent  increase
          based upon costs of $24,000.00 for incinerator upgrading  as  the
          useful life of the prior installation  had  not  been  exhausted.
          The increase was effective as  f  September  1,  1989  for  rent-
          stabilized tenants.  This order and opinion does not  effect  the
          District Rent Administrator's determination  under  DE  230130-OM
          and is issued  without  prejudice  to  the  right  of  any  party
          aggrieved by the District Rent Administrator's  order  of  August
          26, 1991 to timely file an  administrative  appeal  against  said
          order.  

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the  provisions  of  the  Rent
          and  Eviction  Regulations  for  New  York  City  and  the   Rent
          Stabilization Law and Code, it is





               ORDERED, that this administrative appeal be,  and  the  same
          hereby is, denied, and the District  Rent  Administrator's  order
          be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:









                                                                        
                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner






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