Upper West Side Chinese Restaurant Legend (Formerly Penang) Closed By Health Department

Wrote earlier this month that Chinese restaurant Legend unexpectedly took over popular Malayasian restaurant Penang at 127 W. 72nd (Amsterdam/Columbus). It’s only been a few weeks, but they’ve already run into problems with the Department of Health — the restaurant was recently closed by DOH after racking up an impressive (i.e. NOT impressive 104 violation [...]

Upper West Side 72nd Street Bagel Closed By Health Department

Another day, another DOH closing. Wrote yesterday that Cheesy Pizza (Broadway & 100th) was temporarily shuttered. Now comes word that 72nd Street Bagel (130 W. 72nd) is the latest UWS eatery to suffer the wrath of the health department. 72nd Street Bagel had previously earned an “A” during their last graded inspection in September 2012.

Upper West Side Cheesy Pizza Closed By Health Department

Upper West Side stalwart Cheesy Pizza (2640 Broadway, at 100th) is the latest neighborhood spot to be closed by the Health Department. The restaurant, which has been on the UWS for more than 20 years, was shuttered on Friday. Cheesy Pizza previously earned a “B” during its last graded inspection in July 2012.

Upper West Side Cava Wine Bar Closed By Health Department

Cava Wine Bar (185 W. 80th, between Amsterdam & Columbus) is the latest Upper West Side establishment to incur the wrath of the Health Department. DOH ordered the space temporarily closed on Wednesday. The wine bar/restaurant had previously earned an “A” during their last graded inspection in June 2012.

Upper West Side 3 Star Coffee Shop Closed By Health Department; Second Time In Three Months

Looks like 3 Star Coffee Shop (541 Columbus, at 86th) got zero stars from the Health Department. The restaurant was recently shuttered by DOH after racking up an impressive (i.e. NOT impressive) 106 violation points. This is the second time in recent months that 3 Star has been ordered closed — DOH also shut them [...]

Absolute Bagels (Finally) Reopens After Being Closed By Health Department Last Week

Good news if you’ve been unable to get your bagel fix the past few days. Absolute Bagels, which was shuttered by the health department last week, reopened today. The store, considered by many to have the best bagels on the Upper West Side, had been closed since Thursday, 1/17.

Upper West Side Convenience Store M2M Closed By Health Department

UPDATE 1/25: M2M has reopened Looks like the health department has been busy on the Upper West Side. Not only did they close Absolute Bagels and Saigon Grill, they also shuttered convenience store M2M (2935 Broadway, between 114th & 115th). The store had previously earned a “B” grade in August.

Upper West Side Restaurant Saigon Grill Closed By Health Department

Posted the other day that popular neighborhood spot Absolute Bagels is temporarily closed and that it might be the result of a failed health department inspection. MUW reader Brian reports that Saigon Grill (620 Amsterdam, between 90th & 91st) was definitely closed by DOH on Wednesday. The restaurant had earned a “B” during its last [...]

Upper West Side Absolute Bagels Temporarily Closed; Likely Shuttered By Health Department

UPDATE 1/23: Absolute Bagels (Finally) Reopens UPDATE 1/21: Confirmed — Absolute was closed by DOH. They racked up 73 violation points during an inspection on 1/17, prompting the closure. DOH updated their database over the weekend to confirm the closing was at their hands. Thanks also to MUW reader Harriet, who posted in the comments [...]

West 81st Street Starbucks Closed (And Reopened) By Health Department

So this actually happened last Friday, but between the horrifying nanny stabbing news and the arrival of Sandy, I never got around to posting it. Seems kind of trivial at the moment, but I know some people place a lot of importance on DOH closings: The Starbucks at 2252 Broadway (corner of 81st) recently joined [...]