Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 3.40.16 PMSay it ain’t so Insomnia Cookies! The cookie joint on Amsterdam between 79th and 80th was shuttered by the city Health Department on Monday for a variety of health violations, including evidence of mice and roaches.

Despite all of that, just saying the name Insomnia Cookies makes me want a Snickerdoodle.
They racked up 58 points. Here are the details:
Sanitary Violations
1) Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.
2) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
3) Live roaches present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
4) Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.
5) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
6) Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws. Prohibited chemical used/stored. Open bait station used.
7) Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware washing operation.
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    1. Screamingparrot says:

      That place was dirty. The customer service sucked. It was like a frat boys kitchen in there….and frat boys were making the cookies. Plus, they were not good.

    2. Chris says:

      It’s about time. That place was disgusting.

    3. D.R. says:

      Never been there, but what a negative name – especially since chocolate has caffeine.

      There was once a footwear store named “Athlete’s Foot.” Yuck! Just the word smelled of sneaker juice.

    4. jezzie says:

      I think the name was meant to conjur up thoughts of being home, late at night, not being able to sleep (with or without friends present) and perhaps having the munchies during the night – if you catch my drift.

    5. Cato says:

      Interesting that the picture (presumably from file) shows them with an “A” rating posted in the window.

      Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

    6. wcsnyc says:

      Stay away from the raisin cookies.

    7. Sean says:

      It was the pits. (Bette Midler)

    8. Christine E says:

      Funny, the dough comes from somewhere else, all they have to do is pop it in the oven. It’s not that hard, people! I do like their cookies, a bit pricey though, and I wish they had coffee. If you want decent cookies (I think 3 for $2?) and a coffee I can recommend Bagel Talk at 78th and Amsterdam.

    9. Yikes! Better closed than open though, how hard can it be to keep a clean cooking environment?