03/15/2012 05:09 pm ET

How The Health Department Hurts Restaurants

The Bloomberg administration ostensibly introduced the letter grading system for restaurants in order to inform the public of the apparent cleanliness or sanitary quality of the city’s 24,000-plus restaurants, delis, etc. (For those of you unfamiliar with NYC’s system, here’s a primer.) The administration has worked hard to keep the city solvent over these challenging years of economic crisis, to find revenue wherever revenue can be found.

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