The Sunview 300

March 31, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Parkside Luncheonette

Many of my fellow Greenpointers are aware that the Sunview Luncheonette was shuttered by the Department of Health earlier this year. Among the violations cited were:

  1. Evidence of flying insects or live flying insects present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
  2. Toilet facility not maintained and provided with toilet paper, waste receptacle and self-closing door.
  3. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to vermin exist.

Frankly, this describes a number of restaurants I have patronized over the years. In fact, it sounds uncannily like my apartment (on occasion) or the McGolrick Park bathroom (which is located just across the street). Except no one has yet to cite me or the “McGolrick Park Crapper of Death”.


Even if they did I doubt such an act would create as much rancor as the closure of the Sunview Luncheonette has. So this establishment racked up a whopping 47 points? While pretty abysmal I have a very difficult time believing this is the worst score lurking in the bowels of the Department of Health’s records for north Brooklyn. The Subway franchise at 821 Manhattan Avenue racked up 36 points for such tasty transgressions as:

  1. Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.
  2. Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
  3. Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
  4. Cold food held above 41°F (smoked fish above 38°F) except during necessary preparation.

yet they have not been shuttered. Interesting.

Moneygrubbing Pigs in Power

The way I see it, what’s a little stomach discomfort compared to the utter chaos that will undoubtedly result if this space becomes home to a second Starbucks?

Miss Heather


3 Comments on The Sunview 300

  1. nbenford on Mon, 31st Mar 2008 6:58 pm
  2. I for one miss Bea’s greasy cheeseburgers and thin milkshakes. Where else could you get stuffed on burgers for a mere $3.50 and chat with the proprietress 40 minutes? Certainly time stood still at that establishment, including lack of air conditioning and caked dirt under the muffin display stand.

  3. gpt5577 on Tue, 15th Apr 2008 10:05 pm
  4. from what i have heard this great staple of the neighborhood was shut down becasue one of these asshole yuppie, hipster, what ever they want to be called felt they had to call the health department on the place becasue Bea did not get their order ready fast enough. could you imagine an elderly woman working 10 hour days not making a persons order fast enough. i tell you it is amazing how these people come to Greenpoint becasue it is the new trendy area. i bet you this person has not even lived in the neigborhood more than a year and somehow ruins a great place.

  5. Amory Blaine on Thu, 25th Jun 2009 8:40 am
  6. The Sunview Luncheonette will rise again!

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