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Concourse Village »

City 'Ignored' Legionnaires' Death of Bronx Teacher in April, Family Says

James Rouse taught at P.S. 325 near the epicenter of the city's Legionnaires' disease outbreak.

High Bridge »

Anxiety Runs High at Packed Legionnaires' Disease Meeting

Seven have died and 81 others have been infected with the disease, officials said at Monday's meeting. 

Upper West Side »

Jacob's Pickles Reopens After Being Shut Down by Health Department

Jacob's Pickles was closed by the department this week after getting dinged with 106 violation points. 

Upper West Side »

French Bakery La Toulousaine Closed by Health Department

The Health Department shut down the cafe after finding health code violations Monday. 

Upper East Side »

El Paso Taqueria Shuttered by Health Department for Fly Infestation

The restaurant flunked its inspection on Wednesday because of a fly infestation, records show.

SoHo »

Union Warned Health Department That City Had Too Few Day Care Inspectors

District Council 37 said the city has too few inspectors to cover the 11,300 licensed day care centers.

Forest Hills »

Moca Asian Bistro Reopens After Being Closed Down for Cockroach Infestation

The restaurant was closed last week by the Health Department because of severe pest infestation.

Forest Hills »

Moca Asian Bistro in Forest Hills Closed by Health Department

Inspectors hit the restaurant with 46 health violation points. 

Upper East Side »

Sprinkles Ice Cream Shut Down By Health Department For Lacking Proper Sink

The ice cream shop on Lexington Avenue and 60th Street was shuttered on July 9, the DOH said.

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.