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Two Sunnyside eateries temporarily shut down by Health Dept.


Oct. 8, 2016 Staff Report

Two Sunnyside eateries have been temporarily closed by the Health Department.

Subway Restaurant and Vivire bar, both located on Greenpoint Avenue, have been shut down following health department inspections.

Subway was written up for the following sanitary violations:

1) Food contact surface improperly constructed or located. Unacceptable material used.
2) Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
3) Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
4) 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.
5) Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.

41-21 Greenpoint Ave.

41-21 Greenpoint Ave.

Meanwhile, Vivire, which is currently for sale, was shut down for the following reasons:

Sanitary Violations
1) Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
2) Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
3) Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
4) Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
5) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
6) Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.

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confused in the 11104

what happened to tossy coffee
they were shut by the marshalls office for operating without license but they are pretending the gas is shut off? and they are renovating…already? whats going on?


“Riff Raff”? For someone to say something like that is appalling and disgusting. You call yourself “Sir” but it’s more like “Knave”. Watch your tongue “sir” for it is you and your kin, the congregation of ignorance, is the reason why this country is so divided and hate-filled.


I miss Cherry Valley Deli. Was located next to Dunkin Donuts. Now a nail salon. Owner was a really nice guy.

Fan of Dough Boy Park

I’m sure the story is getting out, but for those who don’t know, homeless men ( how many sexual predators this time-7 at the Pan Am) are being moved into Maspeth just like they said they wouldn’t at this time.

South Side Johnny

There are homeless people and many homeless families that need and deserve help. Most of them aren’t sexual predators; that’s a rhetorical trick used to scare people. Furthermore, your comment has NOTHING to do with this story about two restaurants getting closed down.


well its a good thing subway raise the price of their sandwiches so high, that its cheaper to literally buy anywhere else.


Subway has immature people working there who don’t care about what they do. They need a manager on all shifts to oversee!


Unfortunately these people taken franchises from Subway really have no clue, they are not friendly, cordial, and the place is not inviting.


There isnt any. Butcher block is hit or miss. Overrated. Inconsistent. And because every other deli around here isnt really a deli. Its a convenience store or a Bodega.

Fan of Dough Boy Park

Subway in trouble , that’s new. Can someone tell me a good deli, outside of Butcher Block, where you can get a real roast beef sandwich, or even a nice Italian hero. Astoria has some righteous delis, but just want something in walking distance, thanks


Try the supermarkets, like the KeyFood on 46th and Qns Blvd. They actually make good sandwiches worth their price.

Fan of dough boy park

Thanks, never thought of that , though I do hit Dagastinos in the city, never thought of a supermarket around here. I’ll check it out

South Side Johnny

It’s amazing that anyone actually goes to Subway expecting anything but mediocrity. There was that place that sold cold cuts (Farm World?) on 46th & QB on the south side, They made a decent sandwich but it’s now a nail salon.


I was just saying yesterday that there are no old fashioned deli’s that make good sandwiches or heroes anymore. I haven’t seen a kaiser roll anywhere in years. The deli by me used to make money on good sandwiches all day and dinners at night. Not now. They use the commercial kitchen in back for storage. Now they make money on Lotto and what used to be called “sundries.” They are a deli-hardware-stationary-candy-Lotto store. I would love to stop by and get meatloaf potato and vegetable to take home or a beef stew or chicken and noodles, but no one except Butcher Block does that anymore. The cultural mix has changed away from that. Wish I could convin/ce a local cook to get in there and start working! I’m hungry.

South Side Johnny

They sell decent kaiser rolls at Key Food on Greenpoint & 45th in regular & small size. I wish they had seeds but they are fresh and taste pretty good.

Pissed off

Yeah..whats the deal there..we are been told that they are upgrading the place,but the manager Javi is removing everything???whats the deal guys? Like are you completly renovating,or what?


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