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Restaurant Closures This Week

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Department of Health inspections from April 11 to April 12 found 12 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.


The Doughnut Project in Manhattan

912 7TH AVE

Violations

  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.


Vanessa's Dumpling in Manhattan

220 EAST 14 STREET

Violations

  • Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.
  • 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.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Joe's Pizza & Pasta in Queens

5607 MARATHON PKWY

Violations

  • 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 contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Hunter Bar 888 in Brooklyn

4414 8TH AVE

Violations

  • 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.


Florencio's Pizzeria & Grill in Queens

451 GRANDVIEW AVE

Violations

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


Hale & Hearty Soup in Brooklyn

32 COURT STREET

Violations

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


City College: Nac Food Court in Manhattan

160 CONVENT AVE

Violations

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


Paris Baguette in Manhattan

575 8TH AVE

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant in The Bronx

682 CASTLE HILL AVENUE

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • 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.


Mr. Wonton in Queens

2604 JACKSON AVENUE

Violations

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


Starbucks in Manhattan

1185 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS

Violations

  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.


Feiteng Chinese Take Out Kitchen in Brooklyn

64 LORRAINE STREET

Violations

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

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