Adm. Review Docket No.: FD730090RO
                                   STATE OF NEW YORK
                              OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                      GERTZ PLAZA
                                 92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                 JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.: FD730090RO  
              TRIANGLE ASSOCIATES                 DRO DOCKET NO:     
               by PATRICIA CAPONE,                         DH710001-OM
                                              :  TENANTS: VARIOUS


          On April 8, 1991, the above-named landlord filed a Petition for 
          Administrative Review (PAR) against an order issued on March 22, 
          1991, by the District Rent Administrator at 50 Clinton Street, 
          Hempstead, New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 
          various apartments at 160 Guy Lombardo Avenue, Freeport, New York, 
          wherein the Administrator had granted said landlord's application, 
          in part, for rent increases based on the installation of certain 
          alleged major capital improvements. 

          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 PAR.

          The only issue in this appeal is whether the landlord has asserted 
          a basis for the modification of the appealed order based on the 
          following allegations contained in the PAR. The landlord alleges 
          that the Administrator had based the calculation of the MCI 
          increase granted on the basis of there being 138 rooms in the 
          subject building; whereas, the landlord contends, for the first 
          time on appeal, that there are 113 rooms (not counting half rooms) 
          and that the increase per room should be recalculated based on a 
          room count of 113. 

          The landlord further alleges, in substance, that it was in the 
          process of researching a revised room count for this application, 
          which had been filed in March of 1990, based on the Division's 
          instructions of November 1, 1990, but had not completed the revised 
          room count by the time the order herein was issued on March 22, 

          Adm. Review Docket No.: FD730090RO

          Various tenants have answered the PAR, opposing it.

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that this PAR should be denied 
          and that the Administrator's order should be affirmed.

          The Commissioner notes that the application originally submitted 
          below stated, at page 1 of the form RA-79, that the building 
          contains 45 apartments and 123 rooms (omitting half-rooms); but 
          that the list of individual apartments (and the number of rooms in 
          each) contained in the form RA-79, Supplemental II, submitted by 
          the landlord, indicated, when totalled up, that there are 138 rooms 
          in this building. The Commissioner further notes that the initial 
          registration data filed by the landlord with the Division, 
          indicates that there are 138 rooms in said building.

          The Commissioner finds that where, based on a room count supplied 
          by the applicant-landlord, the Administrator has issued an order 
          granting a certain MCI rent increase per room, the applicant- 
          landlord may not, thereafter, seek a modification of said order 
          based on a claim that said room count was in error.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of all of the 
          applicable laws and regulations, it is

          ORDERED, that this Petition be, and the same hereby is denied and 
          that the appealed order be, and the same hereby is, 


                                               JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                               Deputy Commissioner


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