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NYC Restaurant Closures

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Department of Health inspections from November 28 to November 30 found 9 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.


Pick & Pay Gyro & Pizza in Manhattan

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


Bar & Grill 43 in Queens

4306 43 STREET

Violations

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


El Cacique Bar Restaurant in Brooklyn

3294 ATLANTIC AVENUE

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.
  • 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.


Exquisito Restaurant in Queens

2112 36TH AVENUE

Violations

  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.
  • Shellfish not from approved source, improperly tagged/labeled; tags not retained for 90 days.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats 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.
  • Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation, food storage or dishwashing area observed.
  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Sky Food Court(Sky Mall) in Queens

4024 COLLEGE POINT BOULEVARD

Violations

  • Live roaches 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.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Perry's Restaurant in Brooklyn

3482 NOSTRAND AVENUE

Violations

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


Rib Shack in Queens

15706 LINDEN BLVD

Violations

  • 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.
  • 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.


Crown Fried Chicken Pizza & Coffee Shop in Brooklyn

108 MALCOLM X BLVD

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.


Pancho's Sport Coffee Shop in The Bronx

1368 CROMWELL AVE

Violations

  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.

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