Saturday, April 28, 2012

Visit to the East Village Spring 2012

The Great Hall, Cooper Union
2017 The Sock Man has relocated to 99 St. Marks Place
11:30 am, they open at noon
Noon, the Sock Man is open
January, 2016 closed but in 2017 reopened at 99 St. Marks Place
2017 Surma has closed.
Tahini, I bought hummous there before I left the East Village
Tahini was closed by the Health Department on June 1, 2012
The reason listed by the DOH:
Violations recorded in the following area (s), a Notice of Violation issued and establishment ordered closed by the Department of Health at the initial operational pre-permit inspection conducted on 06/01/2012.  Violation points: 79 Sanitary
The first four are considered to be "critical" Violations 1) Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan. 2) Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies. 3) Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided. 4) Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service. 5) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. 6) 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. 7) 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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring 2012

Sammy, Soft Dolls & Animals Aug/Sept 2008
This poppet was made courtesy of a pattern provided by Christine LeFever.

Secret Keeper doll, pattern by Julie McCullough