New York City restaurants are constantly popping up or disappearing over the course of the year. However, this week there is a surprising amount of NYC restaurants being ordered to close due to health code violations. Some of these you may have found yourself eating at pretty recently... Here is a list of the places you will no longer be eating at and why!
1. Red Egg
Where: 202 Centre Street
Violation Points: 68
The Issues: live roaches present in facility's food and/or non food areas. Tobacco use, eating, or drinking from open container in food preparation, food storage or dishwashing area observed. Sewage disposal system in disrepair.
Where: 33 St. Marks Place
Violation Points: 34
Issues: Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
3. Vanessa's Dumpling
Where: 220 E. 14th street
Violation Points: 44
Issues: Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food. Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
4. Di Fara Pizzeria
Where: 1424 Avenue J
Violation Points: 46
Issues: Cold food item held above 41º F. Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas. Food not protected from potential source of contamination during
storage, preparation, transportation, display or service. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
5. Hunter Bar 888
Where: 4414 8th avenue
Violation Points: 36
Issues: No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or
equipment. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized
after each use and following any activity when contamination may have
occurred. Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware washing operation.
Be careful where you eat in New York folks!