Lawmaker: Change way city, BX restaurants are graded

A local lawmaker is continuing to push for a restaurant grading system for eateries in the Bronx and the rest of the city.Sen. Jeffrey Klein

THE BRONX - A local lawmaker is continuing to push for a restaurant grading system for eateries in the Bronx and the rest of the city.Sen. Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx, Westchester) wants the state's health department to translate its rating system into a uniform letter-grading system. He says the change would make it easier for citizens to understand how restaurants did during their last inspection.The senator says the change would force a restaurant to continually monitor itself. Sen. Klein claims a restaurant with a visible failing grade will work hard to improve since customers would choose not to eat there.In 2005, two restaurants in the Bronx landed on the list of worst restaurants in the city. In 2006, the only restaurant was the Norwood Star Diner, which Klein says had 83 violation points.Related information: Click here for reportNew York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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