FF 410719 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.:
                                        FF 410719 RT
       SYLVIA MOK                       DISTRICT RENT
                                        ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                        NO.:
                        PETITIONER      EA 430111 OM
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  ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                
                                
      On June 28, 1991 the above named petitioner tenant filed  a
Petition  for Administrative Review against an order of the  Rent
Administrator  issued May 24, 1991.  The order concerned  housing
accommodations  located  at 25 Cornelia Street,  New  York,  N.Y.
wherein   the   Administrator  granted,  in  part,  the   owner's
application for a rent increase by reason of the installation  of
a major capital improvement (MCI)

      The  Commissioner has reviewed the record and has carefully
considered  that portion relevant to the issues  raised  by  this
appeal.

      The owner commenced this proceeding on January 12, 1990  by
filing an application for rent increase based on the installation
of  a  major capital improvement, to wit--new windows at a  total
cost  of $27,584.00.  The tenants were served with copies of  the
application   and  afforded  an  opportunity  to  respond.    The
petitioner did not file a response.

      The Administrator issued the order here under review on May
24,  1991.  The application was granted to the extent of allowing
all  but $250 of the claimed cost. The exclusion represented  the
cost  of capping 5 windows.  A rent increase was ordered for rent
controlled and rent stabilized tenants.

      Petitioner  filed  an  appeal of the Administrator's  order
wherein she stated that improvements to the building were made in
accordance with a court order. The owner did not file a response.

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

       Pursuant  to  9  NYCRR  2529.6  the  scope  of  review  in
administrative appeals is limited to facts or evidence before the
Rent  Administrator  as  raised  in  the  petition.   Since   the
petitioner herein did not respond to the owner's application when
the proceeding was before the Administrator, the issue raised for
the first time on appeal cannot be considered.


      THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and  Code
and Rent and Eviction Regulations it is

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


ISSUED:


JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                              Deputy Commissioner
    

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