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New Post Coffee Shop Closed by Health Dept.

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May 23, 2014 By Christian Murray

New Post Coffee Shop was shut down Wednesday by the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.

The diner, located at 40-01 Queens Boulevard, was closed based on the following (search link):

Violation points: 62

Sanitary Violations
1) Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
2) Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
3) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
4) Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
5) Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
6) Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
7) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
8) Accurate thermometer not provided in refrigerated or hot holding equipment.

This was the second time New Post has been closed by the department in a little over 18 months. It was ordered shut in October, 2012 (see story).

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George Seroma

Come on folks, this place has been a dump for years. Everyone bashes places like Starbucks and that is flat out wrong. Starbucks has been better for the neighborhood. Coffee shops like this dump are dying because of the losers that are running it. Lets hope we get it torn down and we get something classy open up at that location. Sunnyside has become full of vacant lots which turn into eyesores. Lets fight for improving our neighborhood immediately. Why can’t we get Chipotle, Pret Manger, Five Guys, Shake Shack and several other fine establishments? Lord knows we have the room for it on Queens Blvd and Greenpoint Ave. Alpha Donuts should go very soon. NY Style Eats and Foxy’s are two of the finer places in Sunnyside. Mom and Pop places are done folks, its time is over. They are dinosaurs and they are doomed.

Lucky Lu

I’ve lived here almost a decade and have been to New Post twice in that time, the last time maybe 5 years ago. Horrible both times. My “blueberry pancakes” ‘were nothing more than pancakes with canned blueberry pie filling dumped on top. Gross. Waitress could not have been ruder. Been hoping this place closes down and something more appealing takes it place. I rarely see commuters stopping in New Post, which is unusual considering its location.

Woody Woodpecker

If you want to see Illegal Immigrants go to any Irish bar in the neighborhood and you will see a whole bunch! and they all speak with an Irish accent and we all know why they are left alone. Okay now you can all attack but the truth hurts doesn’t it.

South Side Johnny

There was a food truck parked under the 46th street station yesterday, parked smack dab in the path of pedestrian traffic. I asked the man inside if her was aware of the rules regarding where ho could legally set up his food business but he claimed total ignorance. He doesn’t live in the neighborhood and showed little concern for any of these regulations.

I hope, at least, that he is following the rules of food safety, but I’m not holding my breath. I’m going by there again today- if he is still there, I’ll be taking photos.

Dov pincus

Thanks to a loophole in the inspection process the Butcher Block is exempt…would be very interesting to see how they would score…it is after all right next door to burger king that also was shut down recently! !!!

El Gringo

Not surprised they got shut down, but the service is always good, and their Mexican food is to die for. Hopefully they clean the place up a bit and reopen soon. Fu*k Starbucks.

Pete North

Starbucks is for those who cannot think or choose for themselves and just want to consume mass produced garbage.


The place used to be packed on Saturdays for Irish breakfasts. No one seems to care. It looks like a woman runs the place. Waitresses just sit and spend time talking. I don’t go there anymore.


This place was THE place to go when Tommy was around. The brothers are terrible cooks, had a spinach pie once, never again. This place is a dump. To flores who commented on supporting local business, i’m all for that when they are actually good.

The only thing that can save them is Chef Ramsey in an episode of Kitchen Nightmares.

Miss the Old Post!

The original Post was the Best! Restaurant in Sunnyside ! Tommy was the Master how we all miss him! Along with The old owners John and Jimmy!
Best breakfast and Dinners ever. Time for some new owners to bring it back to what it was!

Flores 65

@Anonymous (May 23, 2014 • 3:01 pm)

You must be so stupid! Don’t you have any support for small and local business? They are the ones who make this neighborhood great.
P.S.: Those two places suck. They are too crowded and expensive. I’d expect better from the BID.

I love the New Post

Today was a sad day. Nowhere to pick up a cup of joe and a buttered roll. No cart, no diner. I abhor Starbucks.

I think after the BK closing the Health Dept investigators are looking at that whole block. The mice usually make the rounds.


That place used to be the best diner around and especially when poor Tommy worked there! Now it is and has been for quite some time such a dump! I wish somebody would take it over and make it the place it used to be!

Noah Katz

They recently got an “A.” Mohave lived here for 30 years and the only time that I ever went in there was to use their bathroom and it was filthy! Good riddance to this disgusting place!


was going in there since the 70’s when Tommy (short order cook) ruled the place – they now cant keep a waitress (or anyone that understands English very well) & the brothers have run it into the ground……to Anonymous this is called a coffee shop (tho not a good one anymore) and its you pretentious snobby starbuck snobs that we really dont need anymore!!!


Just shut this place down permanently. We already have Starbucks and now Cafe Bene, no need for this rinky dink place in Sunnyside.


This place is disgusting. I stopped going there in early 2012. I gave it a second chance a few weeks ago. Even more gross.

Let’s hope it gets replaced by a clean, sanitary, sleek-looking coffee shop or diner. These people were rude and unsanitary.

Oldschool Sunnysider


Its its not a Halal Cart, or a Taco Truck….it was a Brick and Mortar Restaurant!!!

“This was the second time New Post has been closed by the department in a little over 18 months. It was ordered shut in October, 2012”


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