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East Village »

Maharlika Shut Down After Health Dept. Finds Roaches, Flies and Rats

The city's health department closed the popular East Village restaurant after its Dec. 4 inspection.

Park Slope »

Dog-Friendly Bar Battles City Over Definition of 'Food'

The Gate, a dog-friendly bar, says the city's ruling that it's a food establishment is bogus.

Park Slope »

Dog-Friendly Park Slope Bar Bans Pooches After City Crackdown

The Gate has allowed dogs since 1997, but a recent 311 call put a stop to the canine-friendly policy.

Lower East Side »

Apartment Building Had Nearly 3,000 Times Legal Lead Limit, Report Says

Dust samples from 102 Norfolk St. found lead concentration "above EPA level guidelines."

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.

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