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Family of 3-Month-Old Karl Towndrow Receive Outpouring of Support As Investigation Continues

The parents of three-month-old Karl Towndrow, who passed away at a SOHO day care last week, has received an outpouring of financial support. The GoFundMe memorial page, “Remembering Karl Towndrow” has raised over sixty thousand dollars in seven days. The campaign’s founder, Jen Carlson, posted this message of gratitude: “Thank you all so much for […]

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Great Wall DOH’d!

It looks like the NYC Department of Health has shut down another Henry Street eatery, as Great Wall [60 Henry Street] appears to have been shut down. No one answered the phone there at 5pm this evening. BHB commenter Nick reports:

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Le Petit Marche Back In Business

After passing their re-inspection today “with flying colors,” Le Petit Marche will be re-opened for business beginning tonight, owner Daniella Silone told BHB. “It’s a little nerve-wracking,” she said. “I’m happy to be re-opened.” Silone said she didn’t know how the restaurant will be received, but she “hopes people will give us a chance.”

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Le Petit Marche Owner: ‘This Is Breaking My Heart’

Le Petit Marche may re-open before Thanksgiving, owner Daniella Silone told BHB tonight. Silone said that last week’s closing by the DOH following three failed inspections since August was a “tremendous setback.” “We were not prepared for this,” she said. “This is breaking my heart that this is happening.”

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Le Petit Marche Fails Re-inspection

Not only was Le Petit Marche’s re-opening for a private party this weekend not permitted, the restaurant failed a re-inspeciton today, according to officials at the Department of Health. During today’s re-inspection, officials found mice droppings as well as conditions for mice “harborage.” In order to re-open the restaurant must pass another re-inspection. While the […]

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Closed-Open-Closed: Is Le Petit Marche Brooklyn Heights’ Brigadoon?

We reported, in an update to a Saturday post, that Le Petit Marche had reopened, and that the DOH closure notices on the window and door had been removed or covered by colorful holiday posters. Below is a photo taken by your correspondent at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday: Although not visible in the photo, people […]

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Le Petit Marche Blames Clerical Errors and Red Tape for Department of Health Shutdown

The management of Le Petit Marche claims that it was shutdown by the NYC Department of Health not over violations but rather issues related to a “clerical error” and bureaucratic “red tape”.  A notice has been posted at the eatery by the owners stating: Thank You Dear Valued Customers We are sincerely sorry for the inconvenience. Due […]

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