From The New York Shitty Inbox: La Taverna Gets DOH’ed?

December 4, 2009 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

latavernaTHUMBIt’s proving to be a HOPPIN’ day at the New York Shitty inbox. Charles writes:

Need to snap a shot, but did you see La Taverna, the italian place at Java and Manhattan, was closed as per order of the health and mental hygiene dept? Ack!

I did a little poking around the New York City Health Department’s inspection records and the latest inspection dated from May— and La Taverna passed with flying colors. This certainly makes one wonder what happened. If you have the scoop please share via comments. Inquiring Greenpointers want to know!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, 3:45 p.m.: I did a walk-by. Whatever happened it appears to have been trivial because La Taverna will be open as of 5:00 p.m. this evening!



3 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: La Taverna Gets DOH’ed?

  1. eben on Fri, 4th Dec 2009 4:19 pm
  2. so they didn’t get added to the superfund list.

  3. rutila on Fri, 4th Dec 2009 4:31 pm
  4. Something similar happened to a (very clean) place in Manhattan I frequented: Turns out someone mis-filed the liquor license, and they had to be closed for about two weeks — it was torture! — while everything got squared away. Bravo to La Taverna for re-opening quickly.

    It’s good to hear that the DOH is doing inspections, and I overheard two owners of separate places in Williamsburg saying the DOH reps are courteous and professional. It’s too bad, though, that a DOH closing sends fear through regulars’ minds.

  5. missheather on Sat, 5th Dec 2009 10:08 am
  6. I imagine La Taverna experienced something of just such a bureaucratic nature, rutila. Their health inspection from May (one of the best ones I have seen, I will add— 9 points is very, VERY good) would indicate that they run a clean establishment. What’s more, they’re really nice guys!

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