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

          APPEAL OF                                DOCKET NO.:EK420220RO     
          Parkoff Management,                      RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:EC420051OR     
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                      641 West 207 Street
                                                      Apt. 1A
                                                      New York, NY    

            The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
            review of an order issued on October 15, 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 parties do not dispute the record indicating the status of the 
            tenant as rent-stabilized.

            The owner commenced this proceeding on March 20, 1990 by filing an 
            application to restore rent based on a submitted copy of a February 
            20, 1990 work order wherein the tenant signed an acknowldegement of 
            work completed to his satisfaction. The tenant's acknowledgement was 
            served on the tenant for response.

            In an answer filed on May 2, 1990, the tenant stated that "work was 
            not done in workmanlike fashion; cracks, peeling and water stains 
            recurred immediately; repairs were not adequate."

            On August 20, 1990, an inspection of the subject apartment was 
            conducted by a DHCR staff member who confirmed that there was 
            peeling paint around the kitchen wall cabinets; and that the 
            bathroom ceiling was peeling paint, cracked, water-stained and about 
            to collapse.

            By an order dated October 15, 1990, the Administrator denied the 
            owner's application.

            In this petition, the owner contends in substance that all work was 
            done as indicated by the February 20, 1990 work order signed by the 
            tenant; and that the tenant allegedly withdrew the complaint on 
            April 17, 1990. The owner asserts that some problems may have 

            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.

            Under the circumstances of this rent restoration proceeding, the 
            owner submitted a tenant's signed statement that services were 
            completed. The tenant was served a copy of this signed 
            acknowledegement; and the tenant answered that "work was not done in 
            workmanlike fashion; cracks, peeling and water stains recurred 
            immediately; repairs were not adequate." The tenant's answer was 
            verified by DHCR inspection. The Administrator's service of the 
            tenant's acknowledgement was not abuse of discretion.

            The owner's petition does not establish any basis to modify or 
            revoke the Administrator's determination that the owner failed to 
            repair in a workmanlike manner, based on the August 20, 1990 
            inspection which confirmed the continued existence of defective 
            conditions, warranting a denial of the owner's application. 

            The status of the owner's rent restoration applications is as 
            follows: ED520120OR denied on February 4, 1991 and GG520118OR 
            granted on December 24, 1993.

            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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