Department of Health

Recent Headlines
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.

Gramercy »

Crocodile Lounge Remains Closed After Mice Stick Around for Reinspection

Crocodile Lounge was ordered to remain closed after a reinspection found evidence of live mice.

Annandale »

City to Give Out Free Rabies Shots for Dogs and Cats on Staten Island

After a record number of rabid animals reported, the city will give out free shots for pets on Sunday.

Union Square »

Union Square, Lower Manhattan Have Most Binge Drinkers in City: Officials

Binge drinking is on the rise in New York City, the Health Department found.

Bed-Stuy »

Interfaith to Stay Open Until March as Judge Approves $25 Million

The state had refused to provide the funds earlier this month because it said Interfaith broke a deal.

Bed-Stuy »

Ambulances Briefly Diverted From Interfaith As Hospital Awaits State Funds

Ambulances were briefly diverted from Interfaith Hospital on Friday.

Kips Bay »

Falafel Shop Fails 3 Health Inspections in 2 Weeks, Officials Say

Falafel Feast was shut down by the Health Department for roaches, filth flies and misuse of pesticides.