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Jackson Heights »

Jackson Heights Food Court Mysteriously Closes Doors

The food court at Diversity Plaza closed last week, customers said.

SoHo »

Investigators Probe Health Worker Who Inspected Unlicensed SoHo Daycare

A complaint about the illegal child care facility was lodged with the Health Department in Nov. 2014.

Central Harlem »

'Taste of Seafood' on 125th Street Shut Down by Health Department

Inspectors found evidence of rats and flies in the restaurant, according to the Health Department.

SoHo »

Cause of Death Still Unknown for Baby Boy Who Died at Unlicensed Day Care

A 3-month-old boy died in an apartment on Greene Street on Monday at an unlicensed day care center.

Upper East Side »

Sprinkles Ice Cream Shut Down By Health Department For Lacking Proper Sink

The ice cream shop on Lexington Avenue and 60th Street was shuttered on July 9, the DOH said.

New Dorp Beach »

First West Nile Mosquitoes Found This Year in New Dorp Beach and Queens

The Department of Health said infected insects were found in Glen Oaks and New Dorp Beach.

Civic Center »

City Wants Fast Food Restaurants to Post Warnings for High Sodium Foods

New York City would be the first city in the country to require the warning.

Morningside Heights »

Chipotle Near Columbia University Closed by Department of Health

The fast-food joint was shuttered for improper refrigeration and evidence of flies, the DOH said.

Lower East Side »

Landlords Must Post Signs Warning of Lead Exposure, City Says

Inspectors will post signs to let tenants know they've collected dust samples and will test for lead.

Central Harlem »

NYPD Setting Up Treatment Center for Low-Level Offenders in Harlem

A Diversion Center where officers can take low-level offenders will open in Harlem this fall.

Forest Hills »

Forest Hills Baluchi's Remodeling After Being Closed Down by Health Dept.

The Indian restaurant is scheduled to reopen in the fall as a lounge-like restaurant.

TriBeCa »

'Severe' Rat Infestation Continues in TriBeCa Lot for More Than a Year

Several spots in TriBeCa are hotbeds for rats, Department of Health officials said.

Midtown »

Cooling Centers Should Offer Refuge on Bad Air Days, New Legislation Says

The new law would require the DOH to open cooling centers when air quailty reaches dangerous levels.

Upper West Side »

MAP: Vermin, Bad Refrigeration Led to 18 UWS Restaurant Closures Last Year

The number of Health Department closures marked a 25 percent decrease from 2013, the agency said.

Sunset Park »

Chinese Immigrants Face Tuberculosis Outbreak in Sunset Park, Officials Say

At least 15 people have gotten the illness since 2013, according to the Department of Health.