STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433

          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.: EC230069RO
                                                       (Refile of DL230278RO)

                    ISRAEL KAHANA
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: CG220155OR



               The above-named owner filed and perfected a timely petition 
          for administrative review of an order issued on December 15, 1989, 
          concerning the housing accommodations known as 45-14 10th Avenue, 
          Brooklyn, New York, wherein the Rent Administrator denied, in part 
          the owner's application to restore rent previously reduced per 
          Docket No. BH235029B.

               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 petition.

               The owner commenced this proceeding by filing a rent 
          restoration application asserting that all services were being 
          provided or otherwise asserted that all required repairs had been 

               An inspection of the subject premises conducted by a D.H.C.R 
          inspector on November 27, 1989, subsequent to the owner's response, 
          found that there was no sign indicating superintendent contact 
          information, and public areas in need of sweeping. This report 
          contradicted the owner's correspondence that the information was 
          posted and that the public areas were kept clean.  The inspector 
          confirmed that mailbox and intercom services had been restored.


               The Rent Administrator granted a partial rent restoration of 
          $8.00 per month to rent controlled tenants, predicated on the 
          restoration of intercom and mailbox services, but otherwise denied 
          the application for both rent controlled and rent stabilized 

               In the petition, the owner reiterates that superintendent 
          contact information is posted and that the superintendent is in 
          charge of maintaining the public areas clean.

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

               The Commissioner finds that the Administrator properly relied 
          on the observations of the D.H.C.R inspector,who was not a party to 
          the proceedings. His impartial observations of the conditions 
          observed were properly placed in the record for the Administrator's 
          consideration and were entitled to, and afforded, great weight. 

               DHCR records also reveal that the Administrator issued an 
          order on January 31, 1991 per Docket No.EB230131OR restoring rents.

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

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



                                       JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                       Deputy Commissioner




                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  


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