DD 130147-RO;  DE 130351-RT
                                  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     S.J.R. NO. 5418
          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NOS.             
                                                  DD 130147-RO;
             J. & M. REALTY ASSOCIATES and        DE 130351-RT
             SHEFA REALTY CORP.; and
             FLORENCE ALTFIELD                    RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                  (Tenants' Representative),      DOCKET NO.  
                                  PETITIONERS     CE 130048-B 
          ----------------------------------x     


          ORDER AND OPINION NOTING COURT'S VACATUR OF COMMISSIONER'S PRIOR
          ORDER AND OPINION ISSUED ON OCTOBER 1, 1990 AND VACATUR OF ORDER
             ISSUED BY RENT ADMINISTRATOR ON MARCH 6, 1989, TERMINATING 
            OWNER'S AND TENANTS' PETITIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, AND
            RESTORING STABILIZED RENTS PURSUANT TO ORDER OF SUPREME COURT



          On March 6, 1989 the Rent Administrator issued an order  reducing
          the stabilized rents of various  housing  accommodations  in  the
          premises known as 142-20 84th Drive, Briarwood,  New  York  based
          upon a finding of decreased services.  

          The owner and the  tenants  filed  petitions  for  administrative
          review of the Rent Administrator's  order.   The  owner  asserted
          that the rents should not have been reduced. The tenants asserted 
          that some items which the Rent Administrator had found to be  re-
          stored were in fact not restored.

          On October 1, 1990 the Commissioner issued an order  and  opinion
          denying the owner's and the tenants' petitions for administrative 
          review and affirming the Rent Administrator's order.

          Subsequently, the owner commenced a  proceeding  in  the  Supreme
          Court of the State of New York pursuant  to  Article  78  of  the
          Civil Practice Law and Rules seeki g  annulment  of  the  Commis-
          sioner's affirmance of the Rent Administrator's order.




          On July 3, 1991, the Supreme Court (Cosmo J. DiTucci,  J.;  Index
          No. 20795/90) issued a judgment granting the owner's  Article  78
          petition and vacating the Commissioner's order and opinion issued 
          on October 1, 1990 and the Rent Administrator's order  issued  on
          March 6, 1989, and dismissing the  tenants'  original  complaint.
          The court also directed the rent agency to  issue  an  order  re-
          storing the rents which had been reduced under the March 6,  1989
          order of the Rent Administrator as  previously  affirmed  by  the
          Commissioner.







          DD 130147-RO;  DE 130351-RT


          THEREFORE, in accordance with  the  Rent  Stabilization  Law  and
          Code and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act  f  1974,  and  pur-
          suant to the judgment of the Supreme Court, it is

          ORDERED, that as the Supreme Court has vacated the  order  issued
          by the Rent Administrator on March 6, 1989 under  Docket  No.  CE
          130048-B and has dismissed the tenants' original complaints,  the
          petitions for administrative review of that order of the Rent Ad 
          ministrator, filed by the owner and  tenants  respectively  under
          Administrative Review Docket Nos. DD 130147-RO and  DE  130351-RT
          be, and the same hereby are, terminated as moot; and it is 

          FURTHER ORDERED, that all stabilized rents  reduced  pursuant  to
          the Rent Administrator's order of March 6, 1989 be, and the  same
          hereby are, restored nunc pro tunc; and it is 

          FURTHER ORDERED, that the tenants may repay any arrears  in  rent
          arising as a result of this order  n  twelve  equal  monthly  in-
          stallments commencing with the next rent payment date.


          ISSUED:



                                                                           
                                                ELLIOT SANDER
                                                Deputy Commissioner


                                          
    

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