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Upper West Side »

Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too Closed by Health Department

The soul food restaurant racked up 63 violation points during its most recent health inspection. 

Far Rockaway »

Mumps Outbreak Spreads in Far Rockaway, Officials Say

There have been three cases reported on the peninsula since Aug. 16, an official said. 

Inwood »

Inwood's Maranello Restaurant and Lounge Closed For Lacking Permit

The restaurant was operating without a permit, the Health Department said.

Morrisania »

Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Ends as Source of Epidemic Identified

The Opera House Hotel was determined to be the initial site of the outbreak, health officials said. 

Concourse »

Court Officers' Union Chief Blasts City Response to Legionnaires' Outbreak

Union boss says city should have called in feds after a city school teacher died in April 30.

Morrisania »

City Never Inspected School Where Teacher Died of Legionnaires' Disease

Health inspectors now plan to visit P.S. 325 for the first time since a teacher there died in April.

East Village »

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Coming to East 14th Street, Official Says

Columbia Care NY LLC plans on opening the dispensary by January 2016.

High Bridge »

2 Dead and 31 Sickened by Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in South Bronx

Since July 10, 31 cases of the illness have been reported in the South Bronx.

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.