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‘Vivi Bubble Tea’ Cafe on Allen Street Shuttered by DOH [Updated]

Last modified December 11, 2018 at 11:50 pm

Vivi Bubble Tea on Allen Street recently had a run-in with the Department of Health. Inspectors visited the four-year-old Chinatown import in mid-October, and dropped the hammer big time. The franchise fell victim to 79 violation points largely due to vermin and lack of sanitization. It was closed for business for several weeks with brown […]

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DOH Shutters Van Leeuwen’s Ludlow Street Ice Cream Shop

Posted November 28, 2018 at 5:02 am

Van Leeuwen is not thankful for the Department of Health, it seems. The city agency dropped in on the Ludlow Street ice cream shop the day after Thanksgiving, and wielded its might. As a result, the location, which opened in October 2017, has been closed in the days since. According to public records, the year-old […]

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DOH Shuts Little Canal Over ‘Electrical Problems’

Posted July 30, 2018 at 5:03 am

The Department of Health on Friday shut down trendy corner cafe, Little Canal, without much notice. Inspectors pasted the token yellow sticker to the front window of 26 Canal Street along with a handwritten sign (on graph paper). Ownership blames the closure on “electrical problems” that are affecting the establishment’s refrigeration units. The same announcement […]

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The Skinny Rebounds After Brief Health Department Closure

Posted March 1, 2018 at 5:18 am

The Skinny rode the proverbial bench for just a few days, and is already back open. The divey holdover from the early aughts – now considered one of the more consistent bad actors in Hell Square – fell to a Department of Health inspection late last week. The city agency shuttered The Skinny last Thursday […]

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Health Department Shutters ‘The Skinny’ on Orchard Street

Posted February 23, 2018 at 5:02 am

It’s lights out for The Skinny bar on Orchard Street. Nearly three months after pissing off (or, on) Hell Square with its Christmas “Jingle Hell’s” holiday stunt, the rowdy nightclub was subject to a city inspection yesterday. The Department of Health came down to 174 Orchard Street and ordered the establishment shut. The requisite yellow […]

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‘El Luchador’ on Ludlow Street Closes After Burst Water Pipe

Posted January 5, 2018 at 5:08 am

This weather is taking no prisoners. El Luchador, the taco shack at 132 Ludlow Street, closed earlier this week due to a burst water pipe in the building. The announcement is posted behind the drawn security gate, alongside a Department of Health closure notice. The DOH came by and closed the place on Wednesday. It’s […]

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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 […]