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.: FC 520204-RT
                                            :  
             NATHALIE FRANK,                :  DRO DOCKET NO.: EE 510197-OR
                                            :
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On March 12, 1991, the above-named petitioner filed a  Petition  for
        Administrative Review against an order issued on February  12,  1991
        by the  Rent  Administrator  at  Gertz  Plaza,  Jamaica,  New  York,
        concerning the housing accommodation known as 120 Vermilyea  Avenue,
        New York, New York, Apartment No.  E43,  wherein  the  Administrator
        granted the owner's application to restore rent, in  the  amount  of
        $2.00 per month, effective March 11, 1991 previously reduced  by  an
        order issued April 20, 1989 per Docket Number BH 510183-B.  The Rent 
        Administrator restored the rent based on a finding  that  an  inspec
        tion held on December 28, 1990 revealed that there was  no  evidence
        of basement pipes covered with broken insulation.

        The petitioner claims that the rent restoration order  herein  under
        appeal (EE-510197-OR) is  incorrect  in  that  the  underlying  rent
        reduction order (BH 510183-B) was issued on June 13, 1988, not April 
        20, 1989 as stated in the restoration order.  No other errors of law 
        or fact were cited.

        Division records confirm the petitioner's  assertion.   Consequently
        the Administrator's rent restoration order is modified to conform to 
        the correct dated cited.

        It is also noted that on July 21, 1991, the Commissioner  issued  an
        order under PAR Docket Nos. DK-530013-RO  and  EB-530288-RO,  restor
        ing, upon procedural and  substantive  grounds  effective  April  1,
        1989, rents previously reduced under Docket No.  BI-510183-B,  based
        on a finding that it had not been established that the  presence  of
        duct tape or rusty pipes,  or  the  lack  of  pipe  insulation,  con
        stituted a reduction of services warranting rent  reductions.   Said
        determination in effect rendered  moot,  the  Administrator's  order
        herein under appeal.

        THEREFORE, in accordance with the Emergency Tenant  Protection  Act,
        and Chapter 403 of the Laws of 1983, as amended by  Chapter  102  of
        the Laws of 1984, it is

        ORDERED,  that  the  tenant's  petition  be  granted  and  that  the
        Administrator's order be modified as provided above.

        ISSUED:
                                                                      
                                        ELLIOT SANDER
    

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