DL 410305 RT, et al.
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433

          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NOS.:   DL 410093-RT;
                                                  DL 410305-RT;  DL 410306-RT;
                                                  DL 410307-RT;  DL 410308-RT;
                 VARIOUS TENANTS OF               DL 410309-RT;  DL 410310-RT;
                 145 WEST 55TH STREET             DL 410311-RT;  DL 410312-RT
                 NEW  YORK,   NEW   YORK                 RENT   ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                             DOCKET NO.: 
                                  PETITIONERS     DE 410159-OR        


          On December 5, 1989,  the  above-named  petitioner-tenants  filed
          Administrative Appeals against an order  issued  on  October  31,
          1989, by  the  District  Rent  Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall
          Street, Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing  accommodations
          known as 145 West 55th Street, N w  York,  N.Y.,  Various  apart-

          These proceedings are being consolidated as they  involve  common
          grounds of law and fact.

          The issue herein  is  whether  the  District  Rent  Administrator
          properly restored the rent of the subject apartments.

          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 the petitions for review. 

          The District Rent Administrator's order, appealed herein, granted 
          the owner's application for a restoration of rents, based upon  a
          restoration of services and restored the rent  to  the  level  in
          effect prior to the rent reduction, effective July 1, 1989.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenants  asseverate  that  the  garbage
          system used by the owner is inadequate; that  the  intercom  does
          not work consistently and further  that  hot-water  is  not  ade-
          quately provided.

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

          DL 410305 RT, et al.

          On March 30, 1990, the owner filed  an  answer  to  the  tenants'
          petitions alleging, in substance, that all  service  deficiencies
          were corrected.

          The record clearly shows that the District Rent Administrator  in
          granting the owner's restoration application, based his  findings
          on the results of an inspection held by the Division  of  Housing
          and Community Renewal, on October 16, 1989.

          The inspector's report showed that garbage cans  were  placed  on
          each floor; that the doorbells were working properly and  further
          that hot-water was being adequately provided.

          The Commissioner  notes  that  while  the  tenants  question  the
          findings of the fact, the record clearly reflects those  findings
          by virtue of the DHCR inspection which occurred  on  October  16,

          The Commissioner finds that the Administrator properly based  his
          determination on the entire record, including the results of  the
          on-site inspection conducted on October 16, 1989,  and  that  the
          Director properly restored the rent  upon  determining  that  the
          owner had restored services.

          The tenants are reminded that the Administrator's order by  which
          they are aggrieved specifically reserved them the right  to  file
          hot-water service complaints if the problem  reoccurred  and  the
          Division's records reveal  that  no  such  complaints  have  been

          This order is issued without prejudice to the tenants' continuing 
          right to file appropriate applications for  rent  reductions,  if
          the facts so warrant.

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

          ORDERED, that these petitions for administrative review  be,  and
          the same hereby are, denied, and the order of the  District  Rent
          Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.


                                                   JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                   Acting Deputy Commissioner

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