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  1. street food
    New York Street Food Will Get Letter Grades Starting in DecemberThe Health Department will also require vendors to attach tracking devices to their carts and trucks.
  2. DOH Shuttered New Tropical Hot Spot Near the Holland TunnelGitano received citations for an unmaintained bathroom and insufficient refrigeration, among other things.
  3. The City’s Health Department Wants to Track Street Food Vendors With GPS DevicesSeveral vendors running the carts are immigrants who are afraid that ICE will use the tracking information against them.
  4. You Lucky Dogs
    City Protects the Right to Sit Outside With Your Dog at a RestaurantThe NYC government threw out the “burdensome” compliance rules.
  5. New Tricks
    The City Might Obstruct New Law Allowing Dogs on Restaurant PatiosCritics say proposed requirements would make it “virtually impossible” for restaurants to allow pets.
  6. Shut Down
    Prosperity Dumpling’s Complete DOH Report Is DismalLive roaches and filth flies, oh my!
  7. Ew
    Turns Out There’s a Downside to Super-Cheap DumplingsProsperity Dumpling has a rat problem.
  8. Health Department
    Grand Sichuan’s UWS Outpost Reopens After DOH ShutterIt’s safe to eat scallion pancakes again.
  9. Temporary Closings
    The Health Department Shut Down Joe’s Shanghai Over a Roach InfestationThe restaurant’s midtown location intends to reopen by Saturday.
  10. Food Safety
    New Chrome Extension Adds Health Ratings to Seamless ListingsKnow before you go.
  11. Brownie Points
    Hawaii Legislators Learn Their Charity Bake Sale Runs Afoul of Health DepartmentUnlicensed food sales are punishable with hefty fine.
  12. Health Concerns
    City Apparently Considers Turning to Google Glass to Record DOH InspectionsThat’s one idea, anyway.
  13. Critical Violations
    New Grading Rules Reduce Restaurant FinesA step in the right direction.
  14. Letter Grades
    Chinatown Restaurants Don’t Really Care About B and C GradesNeighborhood noodle joints to clean up.
  15. Warnings
    Bloomberg Speaks Out Against Chefs ‘Bitching’ Over Letter GradesIt’s your problem if you go somewhere with a “B” grade.
  16. Critical Violations
    City Council Approves Changes to Restaurant-Inspection SystemReduced fines, optional dry-run inspections, the creation of an ombuds office, and more.
  17. When Nature Calls
    DOH Forces 80-Square-Foot Crêpe Shop to Install a ToiletThe bathroom will be “airplane-like.”
  18. Critical Violations
    Health Department Will Lower Some Restaurant Inspection FinesSpeaker Quinn has succeeded in persuading the health department to change the way its inspectors dole out fines.
  19. Critical Violations
    City Council Introduces Legislation to Change Restaurant Inspection SystemSpeaker Quinn says the move is designed to benefit small businesses.
  20. Sad Meals
    Quinn Attacks Happy Meals, Applebee’s Grilled CheeseIf elected, she won’t ban unhealthy kid’s meals, but nonetheless wants the grilled cheese reined in.
  21. One Bad Potato
    Lady Gaga’s Dad Unleashes Twitter Fury on Health Department“Sorry guys and gals, Mister G is angry.”
  22. Lawsuits
    Group of 40 Bronx Restaurant Owners Sue NYC Over Botched Restaurant InspectionsThe coalition seeks $150 million in damages.
  23. Critical Violations
    How the Post Messed Up on Its Report on Restaurant-Inspection FinesA restaurant bathroom that doesn’t have toilet paper is directly related to food safety.
  24. Rats
    Ew! Rat Ranks to Continue Rising in the City This SummerSo, looks like that crazy infestation at Green Eggs could be just the start of a long, hot rat-filled summer in Philly.
  25. Making Concessions
    Gyro-Maker With Health Department Concession Contract Won’t Serve GyrosEven the low-sodium kind.
  26. Critical Violations
    Health Inspectors Really Need to Start Spending More Time in Restaurant KitchensMaybe the inspections should worry less about rapid cooling and more about their brunoise.
  27. That’s Fine
    City Council Seeks Lower Fines for DOH-Inspected RestaurantsThe new rules are designed to help small business owners.
  28. Inspections
    Health Department Gives Joanne a C Grade, or Does It?The restaurant is appealing the inspection results.
  29. Blue-Letter Days
    DOH’s Letter-Grade Inspection System Is No Less ControversialThe revised restaurant-inspection system has some issues, say restaurateurs.
  30. Reopenings
    Little Owl Reopened Friday NightThe DOH staged a three-hour mouse hunt, but found the place squeak-y clean.
  31. Temporary Closings
    DOH Says Frankies 457 Is Closed; Frankies 457 DisagreesResults of the latest Health Department inspection indicate the restaurant is “Closed by Health Dept.” But a call to the restaurant indicates it’s open.
  32. Temporary Closings
    Health Department Shutters No. 7 (Updated)Though the restaurant’s website claims “repairs.”
  33. Scary Things
    Is NYC Finally Cracking Down on Supper Clubs? (Updated)At least one club has received a cease-and-desist letter from the Health Department.
  34. Temporary Closings
    Closed by Health Department, Fatty ’Cue Says ‘Excuse Me forPlus: McSorley’s is forced to dust off its wishbone chandelier.
  35. Mediavore
    Senators Endure the First Round of Liquor Store Privatization Arguments; A HongPlus: Those who eat more fiber tend to live longer; and chefs lose weight just like everyone else, all in our morning news roundup.
  36. Health Concerns
    ‘A’ Bit of Good News for Gramercy TavernThe city’s most popular restaurant is no longer in danger of a “C.”
  37. Health Concerns
    Bloomberg Vows to Ease Fines, Cut Red TapeNow this is a step in the right direction …
  38. Health Concerns
    Gramercy Tavern Wouldn’t Say It’s ‘Fighting’ aNevertheless, the restaurant was “extremely disappointed with our preliminary inspection results.”
  39. Health Concerns
    Not Exactly a Man-Bites-Dog Story: Roaches Found at Gray’s PapayaThe real story: Hot dogs are back up to $1.50.
  40. Temporary Closings
    Chelsea Favorite El Quinto Pino Is Closed by Health DepartmentThe culprit: Evidence of rats and improper plumbing.
  41. Health Concerns
    Bloomberg Favorite in Danger of ‘C’If Viand doesn’t improve its health score, Bloomberg may have to find a new burger joint.
  42. Health Concerns
    Putting the ‘Hell’ in ‘Health Department’The joy of the letter-grade tribunal.
  43. Temporary Closings
    Dublin’s Closed Downtown Until Its Papers Are In OrderThe health department closes the revived sports bar until its kitchen upgrades are officially approved.
  44. Health Concerns
    Cer Te Makes the BEST of Its BSneaky restaurant fail part two?
  45. Health Concerns
    Le Bernardin Is Now A-Okay After C ScareAnd all is right with the world again.
  46. Health Inspections
    Health Department Cites Joey Vento for Excessive BlingA health department inspection found that Vento wore excessive jewelry.
  47. Health Concerns
    Will Letter Grades Hit Ethnic Restaurants Hardest?It’s finally possible to find out which types of restaurants received C-worthy scores most often.
  48. Health Concerns
    Deli That Got an A Still Has to Shell Out $800There goes THAT feel-good story.
  49. Health Concerns
    Ignoring ‘the Health Taliban’How does Anthony Bourdain feel about letter grades?
  50. Health Concerns
    Katz’s Takes New Tone on Letter Grades After C-Worthy InspectionIn past years, the deli has been safely in the A to B range — until now.
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