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Restaurant Closures This Week

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Department of Health inspections from March 28 to March 30 found 22 businesses with critical violations in cleanliness and sanitation. The businesses below were ordered closed, but may reopen once violations have been corrected.

Learn more about the inspection process from nyc.gov and search the Department of Health inspection database for full details on any establishment that serves food.


Aperion Production in Brooklyn

777 KENT AVENUE

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.


Mirador Restaurant in The Bronx

44 W KINGSBRIDGE RD

Violations

  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Food from unapproved or unknown source or home canned. Reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) fish not frozen before processing; or ROP foods prepared on premises transported to another site.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


New Texas Fried Chicken & Pizza in Queens

6401 BROADWAY

Violations

  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.


Mcaleer's Pub in Manhattan

425 AMSTERDAM AVENUE

Violations

  • Sewage disposal system improper or unapproved.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Korilla in Brooklyn

2 METROTECH CTR

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.


Cocoa Bar Brooklyn in Brooklyn

228 7th Ave

Violations

  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.


Lea in Brooklyn

1022 CORTELYOU RD

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.


Ave S Pizza in Brooklyn

45 AVENUE S

Violations

  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.


Plaza King Deli in Brooklyn

5117 AVENUE U

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


The New Thompson Diner in Queens

3244 QUEENS BOULEVARD

Violations

  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Cypriana in Queens

4702 37TH ST

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation, food storage or dishwashing area observed.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Freud in Manhattan

506 LAGUARDIA PL

Violations

  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


129 Gourmet Deli & Grocery in Manhattan

129 E 45TH ST

Violations

  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
  • Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Lee's Kitchen in The Bronx

806 BURKE AVE

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


East New Sing Bo in Staten Island

1745 VICTORY BLVD

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Apna Masala Indian Cuisine in Manhattan

344 E 6TH ST

Violations

  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


The Phluid Project in Manhattan

684 BROADWAY

Violations

  • Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.
  • Cold food item held above 41° F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 °F) except during necessary preparation.
  • Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.


Burger Village in Brooklyn

222 7TH AVE

Violations

  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation, food storage or dishwashing area observed.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.


Zenchai in Manhattan

94 RIVINGTON ST

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.
  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.


Veselka Restaurant in Manhattan

144 SECOND AVENUE

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Le Bbang in Queens

21902 NORTHERN BLVD

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.


Patty Plus Bakery & Restaurant in Brooklyn

324 LIVINGSTON STREET

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.

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