OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                                DOCKET NO.:ED110334RT     
          Murray Ginsberg,                         RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:EA110117S      
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                      833 Central Ave.       
                                                      Apt. 6F
                                                      Far Rockaway, NY     


            The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for administrative 
            review of an order issued on April 17, 1990 concerning the housing 
            accommodations relating to the above-described docket number.  

            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 tenant commenced this proceeding on January 19, 1990 by filing 
            a complaint asserting that there are noises in the subject apartment 
            from the roof fans, from 10:00 AM for two hours and again from 8:00 
            PM for two hours.

            In answer, the owner asserted in substance that the fans on the roof 
            are "necessary to withdraw odors and fumes from the kitchens and 
            bathrooms of all apartments in the building"; and that the tenant 
            being on the top floor may be overly sensitive. The owner alleged 
            that this complaint was made before and already dismissed by the 

            On March 19, 1990, from 11:45 AM to 12:00 noon, a physical 
            inspection of the subject apartment was conducted  by a DHCR staff 
            member who reported that there was no noise in the apartment .

            By an order dated April 17, 1990, the Administrator terminated the 

            In this petition, the tenant contends in substance that after the 
            inspector left, the noise started.

            DHCR mailed a copy of the petition to the tenant.

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


            Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, DHCR is 
            authorized to order a rent reduction, upon application by a tenant, 
            where it is found that an owner has failed to maintain required 
            services. The tenant's complaint alleged in pertinent part that 
            there are noises in the subject apartment from the roof fans, from 
            10:00 AM for two hours. The tenant's petition does not establish any 
            basis to modify or revoke the Administrator's determination based on 
            the findings of inspection which occurred on March 19, 1990, from 
            11:45 AM to 12:00 noon. Accordingly, the Administrator's 
            determination to terminate the proceeding was not an abuse of 
            discretion and the order appealed from was in all respects proper 
            and is hereby sustained.

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

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


                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner


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