One of NYC's oldest and most famed delis shuttered for sanitary violations

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October 13, 2019 - 11:58 am
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NEW YORK (AP) -- New York health officials have shut down one of the city's oldest, best known delis for sanitary violations including mice and roaches.

The New York Post reports that health department inspectors visited Barney Greengrass on Manhattan's Upper West Side earlier this week. The six violations also included not keeping food hot enough and lack of vermin-proofing. In addition, inspectors described employee clothing as "soiled'' and food not protected from contamination.

The deli on Amsterdam Avenue, opened in 1908, remained closed Saturday. No date was given for a possible reopening.

The Department of Health did not respond to a request for comment Saturday from The Associated Press. A call to the deli rang unanswered.

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