Argued May 2, 1985
Decided June 6, 1985
Appeal from the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the First Judicial Department, Antonio I. Brandveen, J.
Jeffrey R. Metz and Robert D. Goldstein for appellant.
Spiros A. Tsimbinos for respondent.
Gary M. Rosenberg and Luise A. Barack for Community Housing Improvement Program, Inc., amicus curiae. Kalman Finkel, John E. Kirklin, Scott A. Rosenberg, David W. Wechsler and Thomas P. Kerrigan for The Legal Aid Society of New York, amicus curiae. Andrew Scherer, William A. Herbert, Robert Levy and Joseph A. Ruskay for New York Civil Liberties Union and another, amici curiae.
The order of the Appellate Division should be affirmed, with costs, and the certified question not answered as unnecessary.
The question before the court is whether the Appellate Division erred as a matter of law in finding that the "reasonable application" requirement of RPAPL 735 (1) had not been met by appellant landlord by a single attempt to make service on respondent tenant at noon on a weekday before affixing the notice of petition and petition to the apartment door and mailing a second copy by certified mail. Put another way, the question before us is whether, on this record, there was demonstrated "reasonable application" as a matter of law. Viewing this case in that manner, we conclude there was no error of law, and the order should therefore be affirmed.
Designated pursuant to N Y Constitution, article VI, § 2.
Order affirmed, etc.