Monday, May 21, 2018

Open Letter to Golan Chetrit, Proprietor, Noi Due Café and Noi Due Carne

 March 31, 2015 protest in front of Noi Due Café because of rat infestation
 
 
After we placed the giant 20ft inflatable rat in front of your restaurant on March 31, 2015 the tenants of 143 West 69 Street and our sister building 2020 Broadway (which share the alley where you accept your food deliveries) sincerely believed you would get the message:
 
STORE YOUR FOOD PROPERLY AND STOP CREATING A RAT INFESTATION !!
 
You paid us lip service. That is all you did. For two weeks you handled your food properly and then you quickly slipped back to your old habits.
Rats and mice carry bacteria, viruses, fleas and can transmit diseases to humans and other animals through biting, droppings, lice, mites and ticks. Some of the diseases are salmonella, hantavirus, leptospirosis, rat-bite fever and the plague.

Three and a half years after you personally told me that you were going to have someone in your restaurant to receive your food deliveries in the mornings – you have yet to do so.

In this past week four women in four different apartments right above your restaurant have rats in their apartments. One woman woke up with a rat on her neck. From the time you opened your first restaurant in 2009 our buildings have been besieged by rodents.
Noi Due food receiving area in the alley between 143 West 69th Street and 2020 Broadway
 
You are responsible for creating a rodent and a garbage problem and you owe it to the residential tenants who live in these buildings as well as to your unsuspecting clientele to maintain your restaurants vermin free.
You are responsible for receiving and storing your food in a way that does not place either the tenants, their pets, or your customers health at risk.
WE ARE TIRED OF TRYING TO FORCE YOU TO RUN CLEAN RESTAURANTS.
WE ARE TIRED OF THE MICE. THE RATS. THE GARBAGE SITTING IN FRONT OF #143 AND IN THIS OPEN LETTER WE ARE ASKING YOU ONCE AGAIN TO BEHAVE RESPONSIBLY.

 
The Department of Health and Human Services has been contacted and we will not stop with this letter. We will contact every city agency, every news outlet, every single resource at our disposal to get you to comply with safety procedures and to properly run your restaurants.
If you do not take proactive steps to stop the rats from invading our homes, we will have a Rat Rally every week in front of your restaurants until you understand the seriousness of this situation and take proactive steps to solve the problem.
YOU SHOULD SHUT DOWN YOUR RESTAURANTS UNTIL YOU ELIMINATE ALL RODENT INFESTATION AND CLEAN BOTH THE ALLEY AND THE RESTAURANTS IN SUCH A MANNER THAT IT DISINFECTS THE AREAS.
If you continue to ignore our pleas we will start a BOYCOTT of your restaurant until the authorities shut you down.
It is to your advantage as well as to the people who work for you and your patrons to take this matter very seriously and address it once and for all.
We the tenants who have to share our space with you are fed up and we will not take it anymore!
 
Kirby Sommers, President
Cornfeld Tenants Association
 
 
 
 
 

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