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NYC restaurant inspection and disclosure program sucks: expert?

April 14, 2014 by


by Doug Powell Restaurant inspection and disclosure programs like the A, B, C system favored by New York City, has a lot of problems: but I wouldn’t want to be the politician who says, this public health data is too complicated for you, so it’s secret. The challenge is how to best improve disclosure systems. […]

NYC reforms restaurant inspection system following outcry

March 23, 2014 by


by Doug Powell Less than a year after New York City’s letter grading system underwent a massive rehaul, the Department of Health and the City Council have announced further changes to the system. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the DOH announced that restaurants will see a nearly 25 per cent reduction in fines associated […]

NYC Woman find Lizard in Salad

March 12, 2014 by


Robin Sandusky’s sister studies lizards for a living, but it was Robin who got an up-close look at one on Tuesday according to the Huff Post. The 31-year-old theatrical agent, who lives and works in Manhattan, told The Huffington Post she purchased a kale salad with avocado and onion from the Guy & Gallard restaurant […]

NYC’s Crocodile Lounge shut down after inspectors find rats and mice

March 7, 2014 by


by Doug Powell The Crocodile Lounge bar — known for offering free personal pizzas with each drink — was shut down by the Health Department this week after inspectors found rats, mice and other violations, according to online records. Inspectors shuttered Crocodile Lounge at 325 E. 14th St. on Wednesday after issuing 51 violation points […]

NYC Health Dept. Warns Chinatown Patrons of Rare Skin Infections Handling Live/Raw fish/Seafood

March 6, 2014 by


<!– –>The NYC Health Department announced  that it has identified an outbreak of a rare skin infection in persons who handled live or raw fish or seafood that was purchased in markets in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens Chinatowns. The bacteria which causes the infection, Mycobacterium marinum (M. marinum) , enters the skin through a cut […]


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