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East Village »

Bodegas Selling $2 Hits of Dangerous Synthetic Marijuana, City Warns

Police and the Manhattan DA's office have begun arresting and prosecuting bodega workers selling K2.

East Village »

City Waited 3 Decades to Rule Yaffa Cafe's Back Patio Illegal, Manager Says

Yaffa Cafe ran its backyard eating area for 31 years, but the city only ruled it illegal last month.

East Village »

Yaffa Cafe Closes After 31 Years on St. Marks Place

The East Village restaurant announced its closure on Twitter Wednesday night.

Lower East Side »

Congee Chinese Restaurant Shut Down After Health Dept. Finds Roaches, Rats

The Chinatown restaurant, praised by outlets like the New York Times, was shut down on Sept. 19.

East Village »

East Village Pizzeria Shut Down for Second Time in Just Over a Month

Nino's Pizza on the corner of Avenue A and St. Mark's Place failed its inspection Monday, records show.

Ocean Breeze »

Staten Island Hospital to Give Free Training for Combating Drug Overdoses

Staten Island University Hospital will offer free training and distribution of Narcan on Sept. 9.

Lower East Side »

Mission Chinese Sues Landlord Over Mouse Infestation That Forced Closure

Chef Danny Bowien and his business partners sued the landlord of their shuttered eatery on Orchard St.

East Village »

S'MAC in East Village Shut Down by Health Department

Inspectors cited S'MAC's East 12th Street location for violations including evidence of mice.

Midtown »

Horse Slams Into Taxi After Running Loose in Central Park, Report Says

A horse named Pumpkin crashed into a cab carrying Mets outfielder Matt den Dekker, reports said.

Astoria »

The Strand Smokehouse Closed for 20 Days After Owner Blocks Inspector

The BBQ joint's owner said he's frustrated with the city's health inspection and letter-grading system.

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.

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