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Williamsburg »

Whooping Cough Outbreak Hits Orthodox Williamsburg, Health Department Says

Of 18 children who have whooping cough, 12 did not have the proper vaccines.

Morrisania »

Bronx Church May Face Eviction After Health Violations Found in Food Pantry

A recent Health Department inspection found unsanitary conditions in the church's food pantry. 

Upper West Side »

MAP: Vermin, Bad Refrigeration Led to 18 UWS Restaurant Closures Last Year

The number of Health Department closures marked a 25 percent decrease from 2013, the agency said.

Upper West Side »

Grand Sichuan Closed by Health Department for Mice and Roaches

The Amsterdam Avenue outpost had evidence of mice and roach in the kitchen, according to the city DOH. 

College Point »

Spa Castle Pools Didn't Have Enough Disinfectant, Officials Say

After the death of a bather and the shutdown of another spa location, an official wants more oversight.

Midtown »

Midtown Spa Castle Shut Down by Health Department

The spa was operating without a permit or an approved safety plan, the department said. 

Financial District »

MAP: Check Out the Most Popular Baby Names in Your Borough

Alexander and Emma were most popular in Manhattan, while David and Esther topped the list in Brooklyn.

Inwood »

Garden Cafe in Inwood Closed by the Health Department

The Health Department recorded 64 violation points during a Monday inspection.

Inwood »

Inwood Cupcake Shop Tonnie's Minis Reopens After Closing Twice in Past Year

"I once thought I had lost anyone who came into this store because of the closures," Tonnie Rozier said.

Civic Center »

City Worker Gets 20-Day Suspension for Using Robot Voice to Answer Phone

Health Dept. worker Ronald Dillon was docked days for fielding customer service calls in a robot voice.

West Harlem »

TIMELINE: Follow New York Ebola Patient's Steps

Officials said Dr. Craig Spencer visited the High Line, a restaurant, and a Brooklyn bowling alley.

Kips Bay »

Kids Went Missing 1,600 Times From One City-Run Children's Facility

Many of the abused and neglected children were returned to the ACS-run center in handcuffs by the NYPD.

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.