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NYC Restaurant Closures

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Department of Health inspections from April 18 to April 20 found 24 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.


Little Ochie Restaurant & Lounge in Brooklyn

3605 CHURCH AVE

Violations

  • 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.


El Sabroso Restaurant in Manhattan

265 W 37TH ST

Violations

  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Live roaches 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 not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.


Spain Restaurant & Bar in Manhattan

113 WEST 13 STREET

Violations

  • Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140° F to 70° F or less within 2 hours, and from 70° F to 41° F or less within 4 additional hours.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • 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.


Gimme Coffee in Manhattan

228 MOTT STREET

Violations

  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Maharaja Palace in Manhattan

2113 FREDERICK DOUGLASS BLVD

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice 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.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Characters Ktv in Brooklyn

6117 20TH AVE

Violations

  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.
  • Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.


Bricklane Curry House in Manhattan

99 2ND AVE

Violations

  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • 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.
  • 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 rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Like Cafe in Brooklyn

6205 18TH AVE

Violations

  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
  • 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 not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Afghan Chai Khana in Queens

2310 31ST ST

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


Asian Wok in Manhattan

88 FULTON 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.
  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.


China King Chinese Restaurant in Queens

22219 BRADDOCK AVENUE

Violations

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


Gottscheer Hall in Queens

657 FAIRVIEW AVENUE

Violations

  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Halal Restaurant in Brooklyn

1168 FULTON ST

Violations

  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
  • Live animals other than fish in tank or service animal present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats 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.
  • Duties of an officer of the Department interfered with or obstructed.
  • 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.
  • 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.


La Esperanza Mexican Deli Grocery & Vegetables in The Bronx

2029 GRAND CONCOURSE

Violations

  • Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140° F to 70° F or less within 2 hours, and from 70° F to 41° F or less within 4 additional hours.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Dunkin' Donuts in Manhattan

1369 BROADWAY

Violations

  • 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, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Live roaches 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.


Diviera Drive in Brooklyn

131 BERRY ST

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.


Lona Pizza in The Bronx

373 EAST 204 STREET

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.


Papa John's in Brooklyn

604 GRAND ST

Violations

  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


M&J Navy Yard Sub Shoppe in Brooklyn

2 ADELPHI STREET

Violations

  • 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.


Paladar in Manhattan

358 E 112TH 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.
  • 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.


Kennedy Fried Chicken & Pizza in Brooklyn

3127 FULTON ST

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Hot food item that has been cooked and refrigerated is being held for service without first being reheated to 1 65° F or above within 2 hours.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Al Mehran Restaurant in Queens

8746 PARSONS BOULEVARD

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.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.


Barlovento in Manhattan

430 3RD AVE

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.


Hudson Clearwater in Manhattan

447 HUDSON STREET

Violations

  • Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140° F to 70° F or less within 2 hours, and from 70° F to 41° F or less within 4 additional hours.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.

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