Docket Number: FD-410297-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.: FD 410297-RT
                                              
             LESLIE GOLDMAN,                   DRO DOCKET NO.: EF  410138-OR
           
                          PETITIONER     
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          ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW,
             IN PART, REVOKING RENT RESTORATION ORDER AND TERMINATING
                           RENT RESTORATION PROCEEDINGS

        On  April  16,  1991,  the  above-named  petitioner-tenant  filed  a
        Petition for Administrative Review against an order issued on  March
        14, 1991, by the Rent Administrator at  Gertz  Plaza,  Jamaica,  New
        York, concerning the housing accommodations known as Apartment  1-B,
        330 West 55th Street, New York, New York, wherein the  Administrator
        restored the tenant's rent previously reduced  under  Docket  Number
        83863-B, based on a restoration of services.

        The owner commenced the rent restoration proceedings,  herein  under
        appeal, on or about May 30, 1990, claiming that services for which a 
        rent reduction order was issued on May 5, 1987 under  Docket  Number
        83863-B, had been restored.  In the  application  the  owner  stated
        that, pending resolution of the administrative proceedings regarding 
        the rent reduction complaint, uniformed doorman services, were being 
        provided six days a week, from Tuesday through Sunday from 4 P.M. to 
        1 A.M. and that laundry room services were provided seven (7) days a 
        week as of May 10, 1987.

        The tenant responded, in substance, that the owner was not providing 
        continuous doorman service,  as  ordered  and  that  the  owner  was
        limiting the hours when the laundry room was open.

        An inspection conducted on December 5, 1990,  by  a  member  of  the
        Division's inspection staff.  The inspector reported  that,  he  was
        informed by the owner's staff that uniformed doorman  services  were
        provided as asserted, Tuesday through Sunday from  4pm  to  1am  and
        that the  laundry  room  was  open  seven  (7)  days  a  week.   The
        inspector confirmed that the doormen wore a coat and tie.

        On March 14, 1991, the Administrator issued an order  restoring  the
        tenant rent effective  August  1,  1990  finding  that  doorman  and
        laundry room services were found to be maintained as asserted by the 
        owner.








          Docket Number: FD-410297-RT
        However, previously, on February  20,  1991,  the  Commissioner  had
        issued an order revoking the underlying rent reduction order on  the
        ground that documentation and statement submitted by the  petitioner
        raised questions of fact and the credibility of the tenant's witness 
        warranting  the  Administrator's  reconsideration  of  the  tenant's
        complaint.  The order remanded the rent reduction proceeding to  the
        Administrator for a complete and thorough examination of  the  facts
        de novo.  

        As  a  consequence  of  the  above  the  owner's   application   for
        restoration of rent was rendered moot.  The  Commissioner  therefore
        finds that the rent restoration order must be revoked.  

        This order is issued without prejudice  to  the  parties'  right  to
        present  the  submissions  herein  to  the  Administrator   in   the
        proceedings under  Docket  No.  EE-410024-RP,  and  to  request  the
        Administrator to consider the additional questions raised, including 
        the questions of misrepresentation, if any, by any party.

        THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Law  of
        1983, as amended by Chapter 102 of the Laws of 1984, it is

        ORDERED, that the petition be granted to the extent of revoking  the
        Administrator's  rent  restoration  order  as  moot,  and  that  the
        proceedings be terminated as moot.

        ISSUED:




                                                                      
                                        ELLIOT SANDER
                                        Deputy                  Commissioner

    

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