ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO. EB 130368 RO
                                  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.: EB 130368 RO   
                       
             
                                              :
                                                 DRO ORDER NO.:           
                                                 BG 430682-OM               
                    
               PAMENAR REALTY                               
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
          ------------------------------------X                             

               ORDER AND OPINION REMANDING PROCEEDING TO ADMINISTRATOR


               On February 28, 1990, the  above-referenced  owner  filed  a
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on February 
          7, 1990, by the Rent  Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall  Street,
          Jamaica, New York, concerning housing accommodations  located  at
          145-26 20th Avenue, Whitestone, New  York,  in  which  order  the
          Administrator had terminated the  owner's  Application  for  Rent
          Increase Based on Capital Improvements.

               The owner later filed a petition under  Article  78  of  the
          Civil Practice Law and Rules, in which it requested  the  Supreme
          Court to direct the above-referenced  Division  expeditiously  to
          issue a determination of the owner's administrative  appeal.   An
          order  was  subsequently  signed  by  Justice  H.  A.  Posner  so
          directing the Division. 

               This  proceeding  originated  when  the  owner   filed   the
          aforementioned application, based on installation of windows,  on
          July 29, 1987.  On January 4, 1990, the  Administrator  requested
          --on pain of the aforementioned  termination--  that  the  owner:
          state the age of the previous  windows;  submit  copies  of  both
          sides of cancelled checks, to prove the  amount  claimed  in  the
          application; and submit a copy of  the  pertinent  contract.   In
          addition the Administrator enclosed  a  form  RA-79,  stating  in
          relation to side two thereof that "it appears that  tenants  were
          not served advising them of type of installation". 


               The ensuing "Order  .  .  .  Terminating  Proceeding,"  here
          appealed,  stated  that  the  owner  had  "submitted   incomplete
          information/evidence."  

               The instant  petition  attacks  the  last-quoted  statement,
          asserting inter alia that "on January 24, 1990  .  .  .  all  the
          information was sent to your office."  







          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO. EB 130368 RO
               Having carefully reviewed the  record,  along  with  related
          records under docket numbers EB 130359 through 130363, 130404 and 
          130405, EC 110416, EC 130213, 215, 310 and  311,  EE  130367,  ED
          130334 and EE 130482 RO, the Commissioner is of the opinion  that
          this proceeding should  be  remanded  to  the  Administrator  for
          processing of the application herein.

               In January of 1990 the Administrator received a letter  from
          the owner stating inter alia that the previous windows  had  been
          in place for 34 years and concluding:  "Enclosed  you  will  find
          section C of RA-79 completed . . . plus proof of mailing  to  the
          tenants which we have just  reserved."   That  proof  of  mailing
          consisted of a copy of a Postal Service form indicating that  the
          owner had posted something to each rent-stabilized tenant in  the
          subject premises.  Although the date  stamped  on  that  form  is
          illegible, the other cases cited above (dealing with simultaneous 
          capital improvements in the same housing complex) indicates,  and
          the Commissioner therefore finds, that the mailing took place  on
          January 18, 1990.   

               Divisional records also reflect that by January,  1990,  the
          owner had provided the Administrator with a copy of the  contract
          in question.

               D.H.C.R. records show, finally, that on or about January 23, 
          1990, the owner submitted copies of the front sides of 33  checks
          drawn by the owner to the order of Thermal Profiles,  along  with
          copies of the reverse sides of 33 checks,  on  25  of  which  the
          endorsement  of  Thermal  Profiles  is   discernible   (with   no
          discernible endorsement on the remainder). 

               The  above   indicates   that   the   owner   provided   the
          Administrator with (1) a statement of the  age  of  the  previous
          windows, (2) a copy of the contract in question and (3) copies of 
          cancelled checks to the order of the  vendor  mentioned  in  that
          contract.  Regarding proof of service of the application  on  the
          tenants, the aforementioned letter to the Administrator declaring 





          that reservice had been made, attached to verification  from  the
          Postal Service that the owner had mailed something  o  the  rent-
          stabilized tenants, satisfies the Commissioner that the reservice 
          was made.    

               All requested documentation, in sum,  having  been  provided
          to the Administrator or previously placed in Divisional  records,
          it is 

               THEREFORE   ORDERED,   in   accordance   with    the    Rent
          Stabilization Law and Code, that this petition be  and  the  same
          hereby is granted to the extent of remanding this  proceeding  to
          the  Administrator  for  continued  processing  of  the   owner's
          application.  

          ISSUED:







          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO. EB 130368 RO





                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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