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Inwood »

Dyckman Diner Cleared to Reopen after Health Department Closure

International Food House was shut down on Nov. 12 after racking up violations for rats and roaches.

Central Harlem »

Health Advocates Decry Funding Cuts to Free STD and Immunization Clinics

The cuts will most affect low-income people of color in neighborhoods across the city, they say.

Crown Heights »

Street Vendors Feel Health Department Squeeze in Gentrifying Neighborhoods

Longtime licensed food vendors are feeling the effects of more DOH personnel on up-and-coming blocks.

East Village »

Atlas Cafe Shut Down by Health Department

Atlas Cafe on Second Avenue was shut down after inspectors found live roaches, documents show.

Lower East Side »

80-Square-Foot Crepe Shop Shut Down for Not Having Bathroom

The Health Department shut down LES Crepes on Essex Street.

New Dorp Beach »

West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in New Dorp Beach, City Says

The Department of Health found West Nile virus in mosquitoes in Miller Field, officials said.

New Dorp Beach »

Bugs Descend on New Dorp Beach After Sandy, Residents Say

Residents said they can't even leave their houses at night because of the amount of insects in the area.

Ocean Breeze »

Staten Island University Hospital Recognized for Anti-Smoking Efforts

The hospital received Silver Star status from the city and state's Health Departments.

Huguenot »

West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Staten Island, Queens

The virus was found in mosquitoes in Staten Island and Queens, but no human cases have been detected.

East Harlem »

Rats Hold Residents of East Harlem High-Rise Hostage, Locals and Pols Say

Rats freely roam the grounds of Lake View Apartments at East 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

East Village »

East Village Mac and Cheese Joint S'Mac Closed by Health Department

The East Village's gourmet mac and cheese eatery has been closed by the health department.

Bed-Stuy »

City Offers $70,000-a-Year Job to Promote Breastfeeding

A new city position will pay up to $73,000 to encourage and support breastfeeding in New York.

Inwood »

Carrot Top Pastries Reopens After Weeklong Shutdown

The popular Inwood bakery reopened after the owner spent over $3,000 in repairs and exterminators.

Inwood »

Carrot Top Pastries Closed Indefinitely After DOH Shutdown, Owner Says

The Inwood bakery, which was shut down by the DOH last week, is facing more than $6,000 in repair costs.

Whitestone »

Whitestone Family Rallies to Save Pet Pig

A Whitestone family is trying to save their pet pig Petey from the Health Department.

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