New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department
July 3, 2012
IN RE JOSEPH GOLIA, PETITIONER, ----
ROBERTO VELEZ, ETC., ET AL., RESPONDENTS.
Matter of Matter of Golia v Velez
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Decided on July 3, 2012
Tom, J.P., Moskowitz, Renwick, Abdus-Salaam, JJ.
Determination of respondent Environmental Control Board, dated September 24, 2009, finding that petitioner owner had illegally altered his residence in violation of former § 27-118.1 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, and imposing a penalty of $3050, unanimously confirmed, the petition denied, and the proceeding brought pursuant to CPLR article 78 (transferred to this Court by order of the Supreme Court, New York County [Donna M. Mills, J.], entered June 21, 2011), dismissed, without costs.
Respondent's determination was supported by substantial evidence (300 Gramatan Ave. Assoc. v State Div. of Human Rights, 45 NY2d 176, 180-181 ), including the inspector's testimony that the residence's garage space had been converted into a separate dwelling unit, which was not permitted by the certificate of occupancy. Petitioner was provided with sufficient notice of the violation (see Matter of McDonald v Fischer, 93 AD3d 969, 969 ).
We have considered petitioner's remaining contentions and find them unavailing.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.
ENTERED: JULY 3, 2012
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