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

          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.:              
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                 DOCKET NO.:
                                                 159 Bay 29th St.
                                                 Apt. No. A10
              D.G.J. REALTY CORP./               Brooklyn, N.Y.              
              HAL J. GREENE MANAGEMENT, INC./    
              MARVIN GREENE,                                                 

                              PETITIONER      : 


               The above-named owner filed a petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on January 9, 1991 concerning the housing 
          accommodations relating to the above-described docket number.

               The issue in this appeal is whether the Administrator's order 
          was warranted.

               The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the 
          record and has carefully considered that portion of the record 
          relevant to the issues raised by the petition.

               This proceeding was commenced on October 25, 1989 by the 
          tenant filing a complaint asserting that the apartment had not been 
          painted for four (4) years.

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FB210020RO

               On November 10, 1989, the Division sent the owner a copy of 
          the tenant's complaint at the owner's address as set forth in the 

               Though duly notified to do so, the owner failed to respond to 
          the tenant's complaint.

               An on-site inspection of the subject apartment was conducted 
          on November 20, 1990 by a Division staff member who reported that 
          the rear bedroom ceiling and walls had evidence of cracked and 
          peeling plaster; that the hallway ceiling and walls (outside the 
          bathroom) had cracked and peeling plaster; that the bathroom 
          ceiling had evidence of small cracks; that the bedroom ceiling had 
          evidence of cracks; and that the living room wall had evidence of 

               The Administrator directed the restoration of services and 
          reduced the stabilized rent.

               In the petition for administrative review, the owner contended 
          in substance that it was not aware of the proceeding under Docket 
          No. DJ210441S; that it answered in the proceeding below under 
          Docket No. EE210730S, wherein it alleged that the tenant refused 
          access despite certified mailings duly notifying the tenant of 
          scheduled repairs.  

               On February 19, 1991, the Division mailed the tenant a copy of 
          the owner's petition.

               In answer, the tenant denied refusing access and otherwise 
          asserted that he was available at different occasions for repairs, 
          which the owner promised to do, but never did.  The owner was 
          mailed a copy of the tenant's answer on May 17, 1991.

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

               The order appealed from (DJ210441S) is based upon an on-site 
          inspector's report which found on November 20, 1990 defective 
          conditions within the subject apartment.  Accordingly, the 
          Administrator's determination under Docket No. DJ210441S was in all 
          respects proper and is hereby sustained.

               The owner's allegation that it was not aware of the proceeding 
          under Docket No. DJ210441S is without merit.  On November 10, 1989,
          the Division mailed to the owner at its right address as set forth 
          in the record; and though duly notified to do so, the owner did not 
          respond to the tenant's complaint under Docket No. DJ210441S.

               The owner's allegation that it answered in the proceeding 
          under Docket No. EE210730S is irrelevant to the order appealed from 

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FB210020RO

          (Docket No. DJ210441S).  A careful search of the Division record 
          shows that Docket No. EE210730S dealt with different issues (water 
          from bathroom ceiling, bugs and roaches); that the owner filed also
          a petition (GG210127RO) against the Administrator's order under 
          Docket No. EE210730S; and that the Commissioner determined in 
          GG210127RO that the owner had failed to prove the tenant's refusal 
          of access.

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