ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: EJ130057RO

                                 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.: EJ130057RO

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: EC120002BO
            STUART HOUSE                               (DL122961BR)
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

               The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 36-35 167th Street, various apartments, 
          Flushing, N.Y.

               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 issue before the Commissioner is whether the 
          Administrator's order was correct.

               The Administrator's order being appealed, EC120082BO was 
          issued on September 12, 1990. In that order, the Administrator 
          affirmed the finding of DL122961BR, issued March 2, 1990, that the 
          owner be granted eligibility for a 1990/91 Maximum Base Rent (MBR) 
          increase.  The Administrator denied the owner's challenge to the 
          D.H.C.R.'s calculation of the 1990/91 MBR on the grounds that the 
          owner had the opportunity to make objections to the calculations at 
          a public hearing.

               On appeal, the owner reiterates its argument, originally made 
          at challenge, that the MBR was improperly calculated.  The owner 
          states on appeal that the "examiner (sic) ignored these legal 
          issues."

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should  
          be denied.
















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: EJ130057RO

               The Commissioner notes that the owner was granted eligibility 
          to raise MBRs for 1990/91 at the subject premises, and to collect 
          these increases retroactively.  The Commissioner further notes that 
          the sole issue of contention is the calculation of the MBR 
          increase.

               The rate of increase of the MBR was calculated before the 
          initiation of the instant proceeding.  The owner was notified of 
          the rate and was given a chance to challenge the calculation of 
          that rate at a public hearing.  On appeal, the owner does not 
          contend that it didn't have a chance to comment at a public 
          hearing.  Rather, on appeal the owner mentions the hearing only 
          incidentally as part of its recapitulation of the Administrator's 
          finding below.  The owner otherwise disregards the Administrator's 
          finding that the owner had a chance to challenge the rate of 
          increase at a public hearing.  The Commissioner is of the opinion 
          that, as the Administrator did not calculate the rate of MBR 
          increase and that the owner had a chance to challenge the 
          calculation at a public hearing, the Administrator was correct in 
          dismissing the owner's challenge below.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent and  
           Eviction Regulations, it is

               ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and 
          the same hereby is, denied, and that the order of the Rent 
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:






                                                                           
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
    

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