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                                  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
          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NOS.: 
                                                  EF210304RO
                                                  EF210237RT
          CAPE MANAGEMENT CORP.                   RENT
          MARTIN NEWMARK                          ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: DE230170OR
                                 PETITIONERS            
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

               The above referenced administrative appeals have been 
          consolidated as both contain common issues of law and fact.
               
               The above named petitioner-owner timely refiled a Petition for 
          Administrative Review against an order of the Rent Administrator 
          issued May 18, 1990. The above named petitioner tenant filed a 
          timely administrative appeal from the same order.  The order 
          concerned various housing accommodations located at 4200 Avenue K, 
          Brooklyn, N.Y.  The Administrator granted the owner's rent 
          restoration application for all but one rent stabilized tenant in 
          the subject building.

               The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully 
          considered that portion relevant to the issues raised by these 
          appeals.

               The owner commenced this proceeding on May 8, 1989 by filing 
          a rent restoration application wherein it stated that it had 
          restored services for which a rent reduction order bearing Docket 
          No. AL230090B had been issued.

               The tenants were served with a copy of the application and 
          afforded an opportunity to respond. Various tenants filed responses 
          and stated, in sum, that the owner had not restored services and 
          that the application should be denied.
           
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          building.  The inspection was conducted on February 5, 1990 and 
          revealed that the courtyards were clean and that the intercoms were 
          audible for all apartments except Apt. 4-JJ.













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               On February 21, 1990 the Administrator sent the owner a notice 
          informing it that the intercom in Apt. 4-JJ was not functioning 
          properly.  The owner was afforded 20 days to repair the intercom 
          and provide proof that repairs had been made.  The owner failed to 
          respond to the notice.

               The Administrator issued the order here under review on May 
          18, 1990.  Rent restoration was ordered for all rent stabilized 
          tenants except the tenant in Apt. 4-JJ.  Rent restoration was 
          denied for that tenant.

               Both the owner and one tenant have filed appeals from the 
          Administrator's order.  The tenant states that the intercom was not 
          repaired and that the courtyard was only partially cleaned.  The 
          tenant's petition was served on the owner on July 12, 1990.

               The owner filed an administrative appeal with regard to the 
          Administrator's denial of rent restoration for Apt. 4-JJ.  The 
          owner states that the intercom for Apt. 4-JJ was repaired.  The 
          owner provides a letter from the tenant wherein the tenant states 
          that his intercom is in working condition.  The petition was served 
          on the tenant on July 23, 1990.

               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petitions should be denied.

               With regard to the tenant's petition, the Commissioner notes 
          that the owner had previously filed a rent restoration application 
          for this one apartment only.  The application was assigned Docket 
          No. CI210072OR and was granted by order issued on May 10, 1989.  
          The rent was restored for the petitioner's apartment only effective 
          November 1, 1988.  The tenant filed an administrative appeal of 
          that order which was denied. (Docket No. DF210099RT).  Since the 
          Administrator had already restored the rent for this tenant in the 
          order described above, the order appealed herein had no effect and 
          there is no issue to be resolved on appeal.  The petition is, 
          therefore, denied.

               With regard to the owner's petition, the Commissioner notes 
          that the Administrator based this determination on the report of 
          the DHCR inspector.  The inspector reported that the intercom was 
          not operating properly.  The Administrator then sent the owner a 
          notice informing it of the results of the inspection and affording 
          it the opportunity to make repairs.  The owner did not respond to 
          this notice.  The Administrator properly denied rent restoration  
          for Apt. 4-JJ.  The order here under review is affirmed.

               The Commissioner further notes that the owner submitted a copy 
          of a letter from the occupant of Apt. 4-JJ.   The tenant stated 
          that the intercom in question was repaired as of June, 1990.  Based 
          on this submission, the Commissioner orders rent restoration for 
          the tenant in Apt. 4-JJ effective July 1, 1990, the first rent 






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          payment date following restoration of services.  Any arrears due 
          and owing the owner based on this determination may be paid by the 
          tenant in twenty four (24) equal monthly installments.  

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law nd Code it 
          is 

               ORDERED, that these petitions be, and the same hereby are, 
          denied, and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, affirmed and it is further 

               ORDERED that the rent of the tenant in Apt. 4-JJ is ordered 
          restored effective July 1, 1990.

          ISSUED:



                                                                             
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
                                   






    

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