I know, it sounds like a local news sweeps piece, but it’s actually the findings of the New York City Health Department’s restaurant inspection. Below is a list of the cafeterias where many New York-based newsies lunch each day. All of the cafeterias passed inspection with CBS’s West 57th cafeteria rating the highest with just nine violation points. ABC’s cafeteria at 47 West 66th scored the lowest with 20 points. 28 violations is the threshold by which the restaurants would have to begin complying with city’s findings. The violations include “Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored,” at CNN’s Time Warner cafeteria to “Food item spoiled, adulterated, contaminated or cross-contaminated,” at the 52nd floor eatery atop the GE building.
• ABC/Disney 47 (West 66th)
• ABC/Disney 77 (West 66th)
• CBS Broadcasting (West 57th)
• CNN/Time Warner (1 Time Warner Center)
• NBC (30 Rockefeller Plaza, 7th Fl.)
• NBC/GE (30 Rockefeller Plaza, 52nd Fl.)
Alas, Fox Newsers in New York don’t have a cafeteria of their own. It’s Wendy’s for them… but wait, it turns out that Wendy’s has fewer violations than all of the broadcast/cable cafeterias.