New York State
Division of Housing and Community Renewal
Office of Rent Administration
Gertz Plaza, 92-31 Union Hall St.
Jamaica, New York 11433
Public Information: (718)739-6400

Mario M. Cuomo, Governor
Donald M. Halperin, Commissioner
Joseph A. D'Agosta, Deputy Commissioner for Rent Administration



This Annual Update is issued pursuant to Section 2527.11(b) of
the Rent Stabilization Code, and Section 2202.4 of the New York
City Rent and Eviction Regulations.

An owner may charge a tenant the following amounts for the
initial installation of an air conditioner between October 1,
1987 and September 30, 1988:

(1)  $209.39* per annum per air conditioner ($17.45 per month),
     where the tenant installs his or her own air conditioner,
     and "free" electricity is included in the rent. This initial
     charge is subject to adjustment on October 1, 1988 and each
     subsequent October 1st thereafter. It will be adjusted
     either upward or downward depending upon whether the "Price
     Index of Operating Costs for Rent Stabilized Apartment
     Houses in New York City," prepared for the New York City
     Rent Guidelines Board by the Urban Systems Research and
     Engineering, Inc., (or such other research company as the
     Rent Guidelines Board may choose), shows an increase or
     decrease in the cost of electricity for electrical inclusion

(2)  $209.39 per annum per air conditioner ($17.45 per month)
     plus one-fortieth (1/40th) of the cost of the new air
     conditioner, where "free" electricity is included in the
     rent and the owner, with the tenant's written consent,
     installs a new air conditioner for the tenant.

(3)  $5.00 per month per air conditioner, where the tenant
     installs his own air conditioner, which protrudes beyond the
     window line, and pays for his or her own electricity, and
     the installation of the air conditioner will result in
     damage to the owner's property.

These charges will apply to both Rent Controlled and Rent
Stabilized housing accommodations in New York City, for air
conditioners installed on and after October 1, 1987, regardless
of any prior, differing charges and procedures. Moreover, except
as to the rent increase for the new air conditioner (Item (2)
above), none of these charges shall be part of the base rent for
the purpose of computing any guidelines or other increases under
the Rent Stabilization Law or Code.

For air conditioners installed between October 1, 1985 and
September 30, 1987, the allowable charge per annum is hereby
further reduced to $209.39 per air conditioner ($17.45 per
month), effective October 1, 1987.

Manuel Mirabel,
Deputy Commissioner for Rent Administration


*    The 1987 charge (estimated average operating cost) per air
     conditioner of $219.14 per annum ($18.26 per month) reduced
     to reflect a 4.45% decline in the price of electricity for
     electrical inclusion buildings.  See "1987 Price Index of
     Operating Cost for Rent Stabilized Apartment Houses in New
     York City," Urban Systems Research and Engineering, Inc.,
     Page 42, May, 1987.

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Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) and update
agency administration of the rent laws.

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For more information or assistance. call the DHCR Rent Infoline
at (718) 739-6400, or visit your Borough Rent Office.

Queens Central Office
92-31 Union Hall St. 4th Fl.
Jamaica, NY 11433
(718) 739-6400

One Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 563-5678

250 Schermerhorn St.
3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-9246

Lower Manhattan
156 William Street
9th Floor
NY, NY 10038
(212) 240-6011, 6012
South side of 110th St. and below

Upper Manhattan
163 W. 125th St.
5th Floor
NY, NY 10027
(212) 961-8930
North side of 110th St. and above

Staten Island
350 St. Mark's Place
Room 105
Staten island, NY 10301
(718) 816-0277

Nassau County District Rent Office
50 Clinton Street, 6th Floor
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 481-9494

Westchester County District Rent Office
55 Church Street, 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 948-4434

Rockland County District Rent Office
94-96 North Main St.
Spring Valley, NY 10977
(914) 425-6575

Albany Regional Office
119 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 432-0596

Buffalo Regional Office
Ellicot Square Building
295 Main St., Room 438
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 856-1382

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