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.:EC410448RO

                    New York University
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:DD430064B
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On March 14, 1990, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          February 9, 1990 by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 25 Union Square West, New York, NY Apt. 11D, 
          wherein the Administrator reduced the tenant's rent upon a finding 
          that there is no superintendent on the subject premises.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the record and 
          has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to the 
          issue raised by the administrative appeal.

          This proceeding was commenced on April 17, 1989 by the filing of a 
          complaint alleging a decrease in services.  Upon subsequent 
          inspection by an employee of the Division, it was determined that 
          although the public areas were clean, the identification of the 
          superintendent was not made known, nor was there evidence that he 
          lives within legal distance of the subject building.

          In its PAR, the owner alleges, among other things, that the 
          building is not subject to the provision of the Rent Stabilization 
          Law in that  the building was completed and a certificate of 
          occupancy was issued in 1988, and further that the owner does not 
          receive a Section 421-a real estate tax exemption.

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be 
          granted and the Rent Administrator's order revoked.














          Docket No.  EC410448RO




          It appears from the Divisions records that the subject  building is 
          exempt from the Rent Stabilization Law, having been neither 
          constructed after February 1, 1947 and prior to March 10, 1969, nor 
          made subject to regulation solely as a condition of receiving tax 
          benefits pursuant to Section 421-a of the Real Property Tax Law.

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Division lacks 
          jurisdiction over the subject building and, consequently, the 
          Administrator erred in determining the allegations of the tenant's 
          complaint.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, 
          it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, granted and 
          that the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, revoked 
          and that the subject rent be and the same hereby is restored to its 
          level as of February 9, 1990, the day it was reduced, plus any 
          lawful increases to which the owner may be entitled.


          ISSUED:



                                                                             
                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner




















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