DOCKET NUMBER : DE 210153-RT
                                 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.:DE 210153-RT
                                         :  
                                            RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
       MARTA TRZCIALKOWSKA                  DOCKET NO.:ZAE 230176-OM
                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     On May 1, 1989 the above-named petitioner-tenant filed  an  administrative
     appeal against an order issued on April  4,  1989  by  the  District  Rent
     Administrator (92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, New York) concerning  the
     housing accommodations known as 44  Driggs  Avenue,  Brooklyn,  New  York,
     Apartment  2-R,  wherein   the   Administrator   granted   major   capital
     improvement  (MCI)  rent  increases  for  the  controlled  and  stabilized
     apartments in the subject premises based on the installation of windows at 
     the premises.

     The landlord commenced the proceeding below by filing its MCI  application
     on May 14, 1986.

     On appeal, the petitioner-tenant states, in substance, that  she  has  had
     rent increases of 25% within a five month period.

     In response to the  petition,  the  owner  filed  an  answer  stating,  in
     substance, that the increases in question were granted to the owner over a 
     three year period.   In  addition,  the  owner  submitted  copies  of  MCR
     (Maximum Collectible Rent) notices which provided for the rent increases. 

     After a careful  consideration  of  the  entire  evidence  of  record  the
     Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative  appeal  should  be
     denied.

     The record discloses that the owner completed the installation of  windows
     which qualifies as a major capital  improvement,  and  that  the  increase
     authorized  by  the  Administrator  was  computed  on  the  basis  of  the
     substantiated cost.  The Commissioner finds that  the  tenant's  objection
     does  not  constitute  a  bar  to  an  owner  obtaining  a  major  capital
     improvement   rent   increase.    The   Commissioner   notes   that    the
     Administrator's order limits collection of the rent  increase  granted  to
     15% (for rent-controlled tenants) of the  current  rent  in  any  12-month
     period.

     The determination herein is without prejudice to the right of  the  tenant
     to file an appropriate complaint of rent overcharge with the  Division  of
     Housing and Community Renewal.

     On the basis of the entire evidence  of  record,  it  is  found  that  the
     Administrator's order is correct and should be affirmed.

     THEREFORE, in accordance  with  the  applicable  provisions  of  the  Rent






          DOCKET NUMBER : DE 210153-RT
     Stabilization Law and Code, the Rent and Eviction Regulations for the City 
     of New York, and Operational Bulletin 84-1, it is

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

     ISSUED:










                                                                   
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                      Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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