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

          -------------------------------------X   ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE      DOCKET NO.:  DD210398RT
          APPEAL OF
                    TEDDY GREENSTEIN
                                                   RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:  BC230225OM

                                   PETITIONER
          -------------------------------------X

             ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above named petitioner-tenant timely filed an  administrative
          appeal against an order issued on March 15,  1989,  by  the  Rent
          Administrator  (92-31  Union  Hall  Street,  Jamaica,  New  York)
          concerning the housing accommodations known as 1327 46th  Street,
          Brooklyn, New York, wherein the Rent Administrator granted  major
          capital improvement (MCI) rent increases for the  stabilized  and
          controlled apartments in the subject premises.

          The owner commenced this proceeding by filing its MCI application 
          in March of 1987 based on the installation of new aluminum windows, 
          and a new boiler and burner. 

          In response to the application, the petitioner-tenant contended in 
          substance, that his rent had already been increased by $30.00 per 
          month for the window installation (6 windows x $5.00 per  window)
          when he moved into his apartment in January 1986, and  therefore,
          the MCI increase did not apply to him.

          The owner confirmed the fact that the tenant was paying 1/40th of 
          the cost of the windows which were installed on an individual basis 
          for that apartment prior to the contract  for  the  rest  of  the
          building, that the tenant would not be charged for the window MCI.

          The Administrator's order appealed herein authorized rent increases 
          for the new boiler, burner and windows, but exempted the tenant in 
          apartment 5C from the rent increase for the window installation.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant contends, in substance, that the 
          windows in apartment 5C were installed just before he  moved  in,
          during the same period as the other windows in the building,  and
          hence he should be charged the same amount as the other  tenants;
          and that he is being overcharged for the windows. 














          ADMIN. REVIEW DOCKET NO. DD210398RT

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

          Since  the  tenant  did  not  challenge  the  propriety  of   the
          Administrator's order, and only attacked  the  owner's  right  to
          collect a separate rent increase for the  windows,  the  tenant's
          petition is denied. The  Commissioner  notes  that  the  tenant's
          petition is more in the nature of an  overcharge  complaint.  The
          determination herein is without prejudice to  the  right  of  the
          tenant to file an overcharge complaint with this Division, if the 
          facts so warrant.

          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 
          Stabilization Law and Code, it is

          ORDERED, that this administrative appeal 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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