Department of Health

Sidelined by Health Department, Two-Bit’s Retro Arcade Promises to Return

Posted December 6, 2017 at 5:02 am

For Two-Bit’s Retro Arcade, the truth surrounding its closure last month is available for the public to see. Ownership pasted a more detailed explanation about the Department of Health inspection and the ultimate decision to drop the hammer. Inspectors dropped by the Essex Street arcade in late-November and wasted little time in closing on the […]

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Two Bit’s Arcade on Essex Street Shuttered by Health Department Last Week

Posted November 20, 2017 at 5:02 am

Is it game over for Two Bit’s Retro Arcade? The Essex Street arcade has been noticeably silent all weekend in the aftermath of a city inspection. Department of Health inspectors paid a visit last Thursday and shut the place down, apparently for “operating without a permit.” (It’s the second such closure in Hell Square in […]

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Rosario’s Pizza will Return this Week After DOH Closure, Owner Says

Posted October 10, 2017 at 5:17 am

Rosario’s Pizza is on the mend and will return in the coming days. Longtime owner Sal Bartolomeo informed us that the local slice standby – mandated closed by the Department of Health last month – should reopen on Stanton Street “this week.” The city agency had shuttered the fifty-four-year-old pizza parlor allegedly for “operating without […]

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Rosario’s Pizza is Shuttered by the Health Department

Posted September 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Rosario’s Pizza, the fifty-four-year-old pizza parlor at Orchard and Stanton Streets, is currently closed. The Department of Health paid a visit to the establishment last week and promptly ordered it shut for “operating without a permit.” The mandatory DOH sticker is pasted into the corner entrance of the restaurant, gates are shuttered, and the chairs sit […]

Georgia’s Eastside BBQ Reopens After DOH Closure

Posted August 9, 2017 at 5:04 am

One week after the city-mandated sidelining, Georgia’s Eastside BBQ has reopened on Orchard Street. Closure was at the hands of the Department of Health, which issued its edict when an inspection of the ten-year-old restaurant last Monday resulted in several violations (totaling 64 points). They reopened yesterday afternoon after handily passing the DOH re-inspection. Georgia’s […]

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DOH Shutters Georgia’s Eastside BBQ on Orchard Street, Owner Cries Foul

Last modified August 3, 2017 at 11:56 am

Hell Square barbecue staple – the ten-year-old Georgia’s Eastside BBQ – met the wrath of the Health Department this week. Inspectors paid a visit to 192 Orchard Street on Monday and dropped the hammer. The city agency issued a litany of violations totaling 64 points. The more critical citations involve temperature of food and filth […]

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Serafina Ludlow Reopens After Brief DOH Closure

Posted March 29, 2017 at 9:52 am

Demise isn’t yet in the cards for Serafina Ludlow, it seems. On Monday afternoon, just a few days after the Department of Health shuttered the four-month-old satellite location, the gates were hoisted and restaurant reopened. Business as usual. The city stopped by twice last week, and leveled a bevy of violations against Serafina, resulting in […]

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Popular ‘Masala Wala’ on Essex Street is Closed by Health Department [UPDATED]

Last modified January 8, 2016 at 10:02 pm

The Masala Wala is probably one of the longer running establishments at 179 Essex Street, a cursed address rife with turnover. Opened in October 2011, the so-called “curry crusader” still manages to populate the dining room. Not today, though. You see, the Department of Health stopped by on Tuesday and shuttered the joint. While the city […]

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Read Prosperity Dumpling’s Full DOH Closure Report

Posted August 31, 2015 at 5:10 am

The aerial image of a tenement alleyway behind 46 Eldridge Street was the proverbial shot heard round the internet last week. In an instant, Prosperity Dumpling, whose back-alley kitchen was exposed, went from critical darling to up-shit’s-creek. The dumpling counter shuttered on Thursday, a day after a city inspection. The Department of Health pounced immediately. […]

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Prosperity Dumpling Shuttered by DOH a Day After Back Alley Kitchen Exposed

Posted August 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

It only took a day for the Department of Health to shutter Prosperity Dumping over its back alley kitchen activities. Inspectors paid a visit yesterday afternoon and closed the joint. The move came after photos surfaced earlier this week showing the shady food prep in action, complete with cameos of resident rats. Standing out front, […]

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