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.: DF110145RO 
                                                                      
          Ramon Reyes /
          Rey-Cal Realty Corp.,                   RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.: DA110136OR     
                                                                   
                          PETITIONER              PREMISES: 
                                                       Apt. 1C
                                                       88-06 Parsons Blvd.
                                                       Jamaica, NY
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             ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on May 2, 1989 concerning the housing 
          accommodations relating to the above-described docket number.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all the evidence in the record and has 
          carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to the 
          issues raised by this administrative appeal.

          This proceeding was commenced on January 20, 1989 by the owner 
          filing an application to restore rent based on the restoration of 
          services.

          On February 10, 1989, the tenant was served with the owner's 
          application.

          Thereafter, a physical inspection of the subject apartment was 
          conducted on April 13, 1989 by a DHCR staff member who reported that 
          the buzzer and the outside door lock were inoperable.

          By an order dated May 2, 1989, the Administrator denied the owner's 
          application.

          In the petition for administrative review, the owner contends that 
          the defective door lock was not about the apartment door but about 
          the building entrance doors which cannot be buzzed open for safety 
          reasons; and that the tenants' association had decided to leave the 
          building entrance doors in this manner to prevent burglaries.

          DF110145RO

















          On September 15, 1989, DHCR mailed the tenant a copy of the
          owner's petition.

          After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
          the petition should be denied.

          The bare allegation that the tenants'association had decided that 
          the building entrance doors could not be buzzed open for safety 
          reasons fails to disturb the results of the physical inspection 
          which confirmed the continued existence of defective conditions, 
          warranting a denial of the owner's rent restoration application. The 
          Administrator's determination based on the entire record including 
          the results of the April 13, 1989 physical inspection was in all 
          respects proper and is hereby sustained.

          The Commissioner notes that the owner's petition against the 
          underlying rent reduction order (CG110016RO/BK110423S), which 
          related to these identical defective conditions, was denied on 
          October 7, 1993.

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

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied, and 
          that the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.




          ISSUED:




                                                                             
                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner
    

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