Published on October 2nd, 20120
NYC Nickels-and-Dimes Businesses With $820 Million in Petty Fines
It’s a fine mess.
The city continues to blitz merchants with ridiculous fines —raking in cash for scuffed cutting boards, too-short napkins and failure to recognize the medicinal properties of ChapStick.
“It’s not about protecting the consumer or the food. This is a money racket for the city,” said Declan Morrison, owner of Blackwater Inn in Forest Hills, Queens.
A Health Department inspector recently spent several hours looking for ticket-worthy violations, before spotting five thermometers in the pub’s refrigerator.
Source: New York Post. Read full article. (link)