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Upper East Side »

Upper East Side Air Quality Worse Than South Bronx, Stats Show

The UES has higher concentrations of many pollutants than neighborhoods known for bad air.

Chelsea »

Peter McManus Cafe Shut Down by Health Dept. for Second Time in 2 Months

Health inspectors closed the Seventh Avenue bar after finding evidence of mice and other violations.

Astoria »

Strand Smokehouse Reopens After Being Shut Down for Barring Inspector

The eatery's owner had his permits suspended for 20 days for blocking a Health Department inspector.

Flatiron »

Financially Ailing Flatiron Cafe Closes Suddenly

Cafe CNN closed suddenly after it was sued by its former landlord and filed for bankruptcy.

Chinatown »

Chinatown Skin Infection Victim 'Feels Like Something Is Biting' Her

Lee Yuk Fun, 60, has had three surgeries after getting a skin infection from a Chinatown fish market.

Chinatown »

Skin Infections from Contaminated Seafood More Than Double

Some 66 people have been infected or are suspected of having the rare skin infection.

Flatiron »

Gluten-Free Pizza Joint Shut Down by Health Department

Mozzarelli's was closed when the DOH found evidence of mice, and fish kept at unsafe temperatures.

Flatiron »

Hog Pit Closed by Health Department

Inspectors found mice in the kitchen of the bar and barbecue joint, records show. 

Washington Heights »

Measles Outbreak Hits Northern Manhattan and Bronx

Sixteen cases of measles have been confirmed in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx, health officials said.

Gramercy »

Crocodile Lounge Shut Down After Inspectors Find Rats and Mice

The Health Department found vermin and unsanitary conditions at the 14th Street bar, records show.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Sushi Joint Shut Down for Serving Dangerously Warm Fish, Officials Say

Ajisai was recently closed by Health Department inspectors for the second time.

Midtown »

Chinese Restaurant Closed After Inspectors Find Rats, Mice and Roaches

Health Department officials shut down Szechuan Gourmet in Midtown for the second time, records show.

New York City »

City's Concrete Jungle Home to Illegal Zebras, Iguanas and Monkeys

Nearly 300 illegal animal violations were handed out by the city over the past five years.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Indonesian Restaurant Shut Down by Health Department

Health Department inspectors found mice and dirty equipment at Bali Nusa Indah in Hell's Kitchen.

Greenwich Village »

Back Fence Bar Shut Down by Health Department Days Before Closing for Good

The Bleecker Street bar's owner called the closure just 10 days before the final goodbye "ridiculous."

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