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Jamaica »

City Demands Jamaica Drug and Alcohol Rehab Program Return $300K

New Spirit II, a substance abuse clinic in Jamaica, is accused of misusing the city funds.

Bensonhurst »

City Health Dept. Warns Residents of Rabid Raccoon Found Dead in Brooklyn

Officials say the infected raccoon may have infected feral cats and kittens before it died.

Coney Island »

City Lifts No-Swim Advisory at Five Public Beaches

A day after finding the water had high levels of contamination, officials lifted the warning Thursday.

Coney Island »

No-Swim Advisory Issued for 5 Public Beaches Amid High Contamination

Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Midland Beach, South Beach and Cedar Grove are all under an advisory.

Upper West Side »

How To Fight a Rat Infestation on Your Block

Experts say there are more than 20 million rats in the city. Here's how to banish them from your block.

Crown Heights »

Chickens Scratch Their Way Into Even More NYC Backyards

New Yorkers raising birds in their backyards said they like the organic eggs and fun of having a pet.  

Midtown »

Two Newborns Contract Rare Form of Herpes During Circumcisions

The Health Department recorded two cases of the potentially fatal disease in July.

Old Town »

West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Staten Island and Queens

The mosquitoes were found in Old Town in Staten Island and Douglaston and College Point in Queens.

Upper East Side »

Restaurant at Center of Grimm Indictment Shut Down by Health Inspectors

Rep. Michael Grimm was accused of hiding more than $1M in profits at the restaurant from the IRS.

Greenwich Village »

Cafe Asean Shut Down by Health Department for Mice and Roaches

The southeast Asian spot was cited for vermin and other issues, records show.

SoHo »

Cronut Customers Return to Dominique Ansel Bakery After Mouse Infestation

Dominique Ansel Bakery reopened Tuesday morning, to a slightly smaller crowd than usual.

SoHo »

Dominique Ansel Bakery Cleared to Resume Selling Cronuts

The bakery was shuttered due to a "severe mouse infestation" last week, health officials said.

SoHo »

Dominique Ansel's Cronut Bakery Remains Closed After Mouse Infestation

The SoHo bakery could reopen as soon as Tuesday morning, an employee said.

SoHo »

Dominique Ansel's Cronut Bakery Closed for 'Severe Mouse Infestation'

The home of the Cronut was closed after a viral video showed a mouse in the kitchen.

Jackson Heights »

Himalayan Yak Manager Awaits Chance to Clear Bad Health Grade

The popular restaurant got a "C" on its last health inspection, but is ready for a new grade.