EJ 610470-RT
                                
                        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.:
                                        EJ 610470-RT
           JOHN & ENGE FINK,            DISTRICT RENT
                                        ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                        NO.:
                        PETITIONER      ZBG 610515-OM
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  ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                
                                
The  above-named petitioner-tenants timely refiled an Administra-
tive  Appeal  against an order issued on June  18,  1990  by  the
District   Administrator  (Gertz  Plaza,   Jamaica,   New   York)
concerning  the  housing accommodations known as  3210  Arlington
Avenue,  Riverdale, New York, Apartment 6-F, wherein the Adminis-
trator granted major capital improvement (MCI) rent increases for
the  stabilized apartments in the subject premises based  on  the
installation  of  new windows, an intercom, and boiler/burner  at
the premises.

The  owner  commenced  the proceeding below  by  filing  its  MCI
application  in  July  of  1987.  The  application  included  the
installation  of  the intercom, the entrance door,  new  windows,
boiler/burner, and the new roof.  Various tenants, including  the
petitioners  herein,  objected to the  owner's  application.   In
their answer, the petitioners stated, among other things, that:

          1.The  intercom system, the windows, and  the
          boiler/burner are defective and
          
          2.The boiler/burner is not new.
          
The   District  Rent  Administrator's  order,  appealed   herein,
partially  granted the owner's application.  The order disallowed
costs  of  the installation of the entrance door, the  roof,  and
most  costs for the boiler/burner.  A small portion of the window
installation  costs  was  disallowed as not  substantiated.   The
Administrator stated that various tenants objected to the owner's
application  without  any specific complaint  pertaining  to  the
installations.

On Appeal, the petitioner-tenants contend, in substance, that the
windows are defective.

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

The  record  discloses that the owner submitted documentation  in
the  proceeding  below to substantiate the  installation  of  the
windows,   including   copies  of  the   proposal,   contractor's
certification,  and cancelled checks for the  work  in  question.
Furthermore,  the  records  of this  Division  disclose  that  on
October  8,  1987, the petitioners' complaint of  a  decrease  in
services was denied based on the results of a physical inspection
and the tenant's acknowledgment that the conditions complained of
were  resolved  (Docket No. ZBA 610727-S).  Although  the  record
also  discloses a subsequent complaint of a decrease in  services
by  the  petitioners, that complaint was filed after the issuance
of the Administrator's order.

On  the basis of the entire evidence of record, it is found  that
the Administrator's order was correct and should be affirmed.

This  order is issued without prejudice to the tenants' complaint
of decrease in services.


THEREFORE,  in accordance with the applicable provisions  of  the
Rent Stabilization Code, and Operational Bulletin 84-1, it is

ORDERED, that the Administrative appeal be, and the same hereby
is, denied; and that the Administrator's order be, and the same
hereby is, affirmed.


ISSUED:




ELLIOT SANDER
                                         Deputy Commissioner
    

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