Someone on Reddit caught this interesting way of disguising a “B” sanitation posting. You have to posted it but the business found a way to make it less noticeable. (Note how they worked hard to match the color and font. If they worked equally hard as cleanliness, this might not be necessary).
Under the system, you only receive one of these if you have failed to pass the A rating not once but twice. Each restaurant gets an initial inspection visit and received either an A score or a warning for either a B or a C. By the way, the first visit is announced so a failure is really scary. In those latter cases, an unannounced subsequent inspection occurs soon after the first and, if there is no improvement, the restaurant or bar will receive both a grade card and a grade pending card. It can post either pending a hearing by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings Health Tribunal.
The city states that “The grade (or grade pending) card must be posted on a front window, door or outside wall where it is easily seen by people passing by. The card must be within five feet of the entrance and from four to six feet off the ground or floor.”
The NYC website states that violations of posting rules are treated as “serious” offense. However, “posting the grade card incorrectly can result in a
$200 fine.” Repeated violations can result in loss of a permit but you have to find the card first.