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Department of Health Closes Restaurants in The Bronx and Brooklyn

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Department of Health inspections from February 27 to March 1 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.


Brooklyn Cat Cafe in Brooklyn

76 MONTAGUE ST

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • 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.
  • Live animals other than fish in tank or service animal present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.


Green House Restaurant & Party Hall in Brooklyn

90 CHURCH AVENUE

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.
  • 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.
  • Live roaches 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 Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Domenick Pizza in Queens

8774 SUTPHIN BLVD

Violations

  • 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.
  • Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.
  • 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.


V Bar & Cafe in Manhattan

225 SULLIVAN STREET

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.
  • Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
  • 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.


J & M Bakery in Queens

3010 36 AVENUE

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.
  • 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.


Jamaica Pools And Pizza in Queens

17903 JAMAICA AVE

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 Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.


Alphaville in Brooklyn

140 WILSON AVE

Violations

  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • Evidence of rats or live rats 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.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Food, food preparation area, food storage area, area used by employees or patrons, contaminated by sewage or liquid waste.


Jii Pizza in Brooklyn

5114 13TH AVE

Violations

  • No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.
  • Sewage disposal system improper or unapproved.
  • 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.
  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.


Cafe Bora Bora in Queens

9708 QUEENS BLVD

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.


New Golden Bay Restaurant in Brooklyn

2144 86TH ST

Violations

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


East Palace in Manhattan

819 2ND AVE

Violations

  • Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
  • 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.
  • Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.


Wat's On Your Plate in Manhattan

513 WEST 145 STREET

Violations

  • Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hot food item not held at or above 140° F.


Food For Thought Catered Events in Manhattan

130 WEST 25 STREET

Violations

  • 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.


Cachapa Cachapa in The Bronx

1903 BATHGATE AVE

Violations

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


Pj Restaurant & Bakery in Brooklyn

1339 ST JOHNS PLACE

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.


Yummy 88 in Brooklyn

130 WILSON AVE

Violations

  • Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.
  • 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.


Frank's Trattoria in Manhattan

371 1 AVENUE

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


Mamacha in Manhattan

312 BOWERY

Violations

  • Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
  • Toilet facility not provided for employees or for patrons when required.


Great Wall Chinese Food in Brooklyn

446A Mother Gaston Blvd

Violations

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


Izakaya Ida in Manhattan

141 W 72ND ST

Violations

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


Mi Tea in Manhattan

101 MACDOUGAL ST

Violations

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


Wray's Caribbean And Seafood Cuisine in Brooklyn

503 MYRTLE AVENUE

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.

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