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

          -------------------------------------X   ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE      DOCKET NO.:  FF530363RO
          APPEAL OF
                    AARON ZIEGELMAN,
                                                   RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:  DF530088OM

                                   PETITIONER
          -------------------------------------X

          ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named petitioner-owner timely filed a petition for 
          administrative review (PAR) against an order issued on May 23, 1991 
          by the Rent Administrator (Gertz Plaza) concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 609 West 151st Street, New York, NY, 
          various apartments.

          The owner commenced this proceeding below by filing its application 
          in June of 1989 for a major capital improvement (MCI) rent increase 
          based on the various improvements performed at the subject 
          premises.  By notices dated December 18, 1990, and January 18, 
          February 19, and April 9, 1991, the owner was requested by the 
          Division to provide additional information required for the 
          processing of the said application.  The order of the 
          Administrator, appealed herein, denied the application based on the 
          owner's failure to respond to the aforementioned notices.

          On appeal, the petitioner-owner requests a reversal of the Rent 
          Administrator's order and contends, in substance, that its 
          attorneys, Haberman and Dandola who submitted the MCI application 
          and who were the designated party to receive all notices never 
          received any of the notices referred to in the said order.

          Simultaneously the owner requested reconsideration of the Rent 
          Administrator's order, contending, in substance, as on appeal that 
          said notices were never received.

          After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that this Administrative Appeal 
          should be denied.


















          ADMIN. REVIEW DOCKET NO. DF-530363-RO

          A search of the Division's records reveal that the last two of said 
          notices were sent to the owner in case of his attorney named 
          herein, and to the owner directly, in respective order; and that 
          none of said notices were returned by the Postal Authorities.  The 
          regularity of the Division's process must be presumed. 

          The Commissioner notes that although the Rent Administrator issued 
          a notice (Docket No. FG530007RK) on July 5, 1991 reopening the 
          proceeding, it appears that there was no basis to do so since there 
          was no fraud, illegality  or irregularity of any vital matter.  The 
          Commissioner further notes that the owner's attorney to whom said 
          reopening notice was addressed again failed to respond thereto.

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