ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FD230039RO

                                 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.: FD230039RO
           ANTHONY PANARIELLO, AS AGENT FOR 
           P & G REALTY, INC.                     DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: EK220060BO(DK220350BR)
           
                                   PETITIONER
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                         ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION

               The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 8200 Bay Parkway, various apartments, 
          Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

               The issue before the Commissioner is whether the 
          Administrator's order was correct.

               The Administrator's order being appealed, EK220060BO was 
          issued on March 15, 1991.  In that order, the Administrator 
          affirmed the finding of DK220350BR issued October 18, 1990, that 
          the owner be denied eligibility for a 1990/91 Maximum Base Rent 
          (MBR) increase, due to the owner's failure to certify to the repair 
          of 80% of the non rent impairing violations outstanding against the 
          subject premises.

               On appeal, the owner contends that all rent impairing 
          violations have been repaired.  The owner states that there were 
          three violations, one of which was in an apartment (C11).  The 
          owner submits on appeal a letter, signed by the occupant of 
          apartment C11, stating that the violation in that apartment had 
          been repaired.  The owner also submits on appeal a letter signed by 
          the building superintendent in which he attests to the repair of 
          all three violations.
















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FD230039RO

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this proceeding should 
          be denied.

               The owner has not offered sufficient evidence to prove his 
          contention on appeal that the three violations were repaired.  The 
          tenant's letter testifying to repairs in his apartment even if 
          accepted by the Commissioner on appeal is only probative of the 
          repair of one outstanding violation.  As evidence of the repair of 
          the other two violations, the owner has only submitted the 
          superintendent's letter attesting to such repair.  The 
          Administrator, in deciding the order under appeal herein relied on 
          the results of an inspection conducted by the New York City 
          Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).  The 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the evidence submitted by the 
          owner on appeal is insufficient to offset the Administrator's 
          reliance on the HPD inspection. 

               The Commissioner notes that, on appeal, the owner states that 
          all three violations were repaired during September 1987. 
          Nonetheless, an examination of the record reveals that the owner 
          did not make this argument before the Administrator during the 
          challenge phase of this proceeding.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent and 
          Eviction Regulations, 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.  

          ISSUED:





                                                                             
                                               JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                               Deputy Commissioner    
    

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