Residents of the Bushwick section of Brooklyn have been complaining that their neighborhood is overrun with rats – and they said the city is not taking action.
State Sen. Bill Perkins co-sponsored the first “Rat Summit” in 2000 when he was a city councilman.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has come up with a new way to target rats.
Jessica Lappin said that in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the rodents have been moving from the city’s shorelines into waterfront neighborhoods.
With walls covered in mold, as well as rats and cockroaches everywhere, people in an apartment building in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx have had enough.
Video has gone viral showing a small rat hanging out in a barrel of stuffed olives at the Fairway Market on Broadway and West 74th Street.
Residents of the Upper West Side have been placed under siege by rats, according to the West 76th Street Block Association.
Residents said the Claremont Consolidated Houses on Findlay Ave. have been inundated with rats over the past few months. One woman said the pests come into the hallways and apartments any way they can.
Jay Walder, the last guy in charge of the MTA, called the New York City transit system terrible after he got a new job in Hong Kong. Today, WCBS 880 anchors Steve Scott and Wayne Cabot spoke with the new guy in charge – Joseph Lhota – to get his take.
Residents in Middle Village are waging war against weeds that have taken over their street and the rodents that come along with them.
One YouTube user however has gone to dramatic new lengths to document the trouble in the park. He created a horror movie-like video depicting the vivacious vermin vectoring voraciously.
The Grand Army Plaza Park has apparently become a new hangout for the four-legged vermin as some locals can attest to.
The Forest City Ratner company has decided to give out hundreds of rat-proof trash cans to a small part of the neighborhood in an effort to combat the problem.
Bike riders aren’t the only ones who like hanging out at the Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge.
Parents say the park’s new $1.5 million playground is surrounded by hundreds of rat holes. They say rats even get into the children’s sandbox.
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