FB 430073 RO
                                  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.: FB 430073 RO  


                    ADINA MANAGEMENT,
                                                  DRO DOCKET NO.: DK 430063 B

                                  PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                         AND
                    REVOKING DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER


          On February 6, 1991, the  above-named  petitioner-managing  agent
          filed a Petition  for  Administrative  Review  against  an  order
          issued on January 4, 1991, by the Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union 
          Hall Street, Jamaica, New York, concerning various apartments  at
          145 Attorney  Street,  New  York,  New  York,  wherein  the  Rent
          Administrator directed a rent reduction based on  a  decrease  in
          building-wide services.

          Subsequent thereto,  the  petitioner  filed  a  petition  in  the
          Supreme Court pursuant to Article 78 of the  Civil  Practice  Law
          and Rules in the nature of mandamus for a judgment directing  the
          DHCR to render a determination of the petitioner's administrative 
          appeal.

          On June 28, 1991, an  order  was  signed  by  Justice  Edward  H.
          Lehner   directing   DHCR   to   determine    the    petitioner's
          administrative appeal.

          This proceeding was originally commenced on November 14, 1989  by
          the tenants by the filing of a complaint of decreased services. 

          In  the  order  under  appeal  herein,  the  Rent   Administrator
          determined, that services were not being  maintained  and,  based
          thereon, directed a rent reduction.

          In  this  petition,  the  managing  agent  asserts,  among  other
          things,  that  the  subject  building   is   exempt   from   rent
          stabilization based on a substantial rehabilitation after January 
          1, 1974.

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

          Regarding the petitioner's contention that the  subject  building






          FB 430073 RO
          is  exempt  from  rent   stabilization   based   on   substantial
          rehabilitation, this issue is addressed in the order issued under 
          Administrative Review Docket Number DJ 410258 RO, which is  being
          issued  contemporaneously  with  this  order,   wherein   it   is
          determined  that  the  subject  building  is  exempt  from   rent
          stabilization.  Based thereon, the Commissioner  finds  that  the
          Division does not have jurisdiction  to  determine  the  tenants'
          services complaint.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with  the  Rent  Stabilization  Law  and
          Code, it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be and the same  hereby  is  granted,
          the District Rent Administrator's order be and  the  same  hereby
          is revoked and the tenants' services complaint be  and  the  same
          hereby is terminated.


          ISSUED:
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                                                  ELLIOT SANDER
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