FL 530260-RO

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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.
                                                  FL 530260-RO             
                 106 PINEHURST AVE. CO.,
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO. 
                                  PETITIONER     DJ 530057-B         


          On December 6, 1991, the above-named owner filed a  petition  for
          administrative review of an amended order issued on November  18,
          1991, by a District Rent Administrator concerning various housing 
          accommodations in the premises known as 106 Pinehurst Avenue, New 
          York, New York.

          On October 18, 1989, various tenants filed a building-wide appli 
          cation for a rent reduction  based  on  the  owner's  failure  to
          maintain certain services.

          On January 3, 1990, the Division of Housing and Community Renewal 
          (DHCR) received the owner's answer.  The  owner  responded  in  a
          point-by-point rebuttal of the tenants' complaint.  In substance, 
          the answer stated that no diminution of services existed.

          On October 9, 1990, the Administrator  issued  an  order  wherein
          rent was reduced due to a diminution of services.

          On November 13, 1990, the above-named owner filed a petition  for
          administrative review of that order under Docket No. EK

          Subsequently, and after more than ninety days  had  elapsed  from
          the time it filed its petition  for  administrative  review,  the
          owner deemed its petition as having been denied, and sought 
          judicial review in the Supreme Court of the  State  of  New  York
          pursuant to Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules.

          By court order dated September 6, 1991, the matter  was  remitted
          to the rent agency for determination by December 31, 1991.

          FL 530260-RO
          On November 18, 1991, the Administrator issued the amended  order
          here under review.  This amended order corrected a clerical error 
          made in the original order.  Both the substance of  the  original
          order and  the  total  dollar  amounts  of  the  rent  reductions
          remained the same.

          On December 27,  1991,  the  Commissioner  issued  an  order  and
          opinion denying the owner's petition for review under Docket  No.
          EK 530038 RO.  In this orde ,  the  Commissioner  carefully  con-
          sidered the entire record,  including  the  amended  order.   The
          order fully explained the nature and extent of the Administra-
          tor's amendment and the fact that the owner's due process  rights
          were fully protected.

          In this petition for administrative review,  the  owner  requests
          that this petition for review  be  consolidated  with  the  prior
          petition for review.  The owner further requests that  since  the
          prior petition had already addressed the issues  in  the  amended
          order, it be incorporated herein.

          Due to a docketing  delay,  this  petition  for  review  was  not
          docketed  until  after  the  previous  order  had  been   issued.
          Accordingly,  the  two  petitions  for  review   could   not   be
          consolidated into one order.

          After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of  the  opinion
          that this proceeding be terminated.

          As acknowledged by the owner,  all  the  issues  created  by  the
          amended order have been previously considered and decided.   This
          petition for review raises no new issues of law or fact.

          THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Control Law, the Rent  and  Evic-
          tion Regulations, and the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, it  is

          ORDERED, that  this  proceeding  be,  and  the  same  hereby  is,


                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Deputy Commissioner


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