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City Slaps IHOP With $2,000 Fine

ihopDaniel Maurer

A judge fined the owners of IHOP $2,000 for soil on the roof of the restaurant and garbage bags and boxes obstructing an exit, court documents filed earlier this month show.

The ruling from the Environmental Control Board — a court that adjudicates violations to the building code — notes that the issues have been resolved. The soil on the roof, which may have come from a neglected rooftop garden, even resulted in a stop work order that has been lifted.

Meanwhile, Borough President Scott Stringer and Councilwoman Rosie Mendez sent a letter to the owner of the IHOP on 14th Street last month asking him to remedy issues regarding odors and noise from the restaurant’s rooftop equipment before going before a judge as “a good faith gesture to the community.” Read more…

IHOP Opens on 14th Street, and East Villagers React

If the air smelled a little different today, it wasn’t a recurrence of the maple syrup incident. It’s because Manhattan’s second IHOP finally opened at 235 East 14th Street. Yesterday, The Local hit the streets to find out how Villagers felt about the dawn of the 24-hour Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity (available for takeout!). Watch the video and tell us how you feel.