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Residents of Howard Road and Bennington Terrace in Ridgewood are coping with a rat infestation. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Ridgewood Residents Urge Town Officials To Help Rid Neighborhood Of Rats

Ridgewood is known as a quiet, bucolic, upscale town. Recently, though, there’s been an influx of some uninvited new residents: Rats.

08/05/2014

Neighbors last summer said rats had taken over at John Vincent Daniels Jr. Square in Woodside, Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

City Prepares To Launch New War On Rats

The effort is part of the city’s latest effort to attack a rat population that some experts estimate could be double that of the city’s 8.4 million human residents.

06/15/2014

Rat scurrying on a city street. (file/credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

NYC Launches New War Against Rats

The city will hire new inspectors and spend $600,000 for rat indexing to track and reduce the rat population.

05/28/2014

Dominique Ansel's cronut. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Barneys New York)

Dept. Of Health Closes ‘A’ Rated Home Of The ‘Cronut’ Following Mouse Video

The Dominique Ansel bakery, which brought you the “cronut” and the milk and cookie shot, was shut down by the Department of Health on Friday for several sanitary violations, including a severe mouse infestation.

04/04/2014

Graffiti at the 137th Street 1 train platform. (credit: Flickr/Straphangers Campaign)

Census Of Subway Platforms Finds Many Are ‘Bleak And Dreary’

This was third annual “State Of The Platforms” report but the first time the Straphangers Campaign conducted a census of all 862 platforms in the subway system.

10/30/2013

Rat scurrying on a city street. (file/credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

City To Launch Pilot Program To Combat Rats On Upper West Side

Starting in September, the West 80s and 90s will be a testing ground for the Department of Health, which plans to put a pebble-like material called Stalite in 30 tree pits.

08/13/2013

Woodside, Queens Park Rats

Neighbors: Fearless Rats Have Commandeered Park In Woodside, Queens

Neighbors and the local city councilman have called on the city to step up its efforts, as a park in Woodside, Queens remains overrun with rats.

07/31/2013

American Airlines planes on the tarmac (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: LI Flight Attendant Suing American Airlines Over Bizarre Accusations

Witnesses, including a pilot, apparently reported that Giambattista had a live pet in her pocket, among other places, prior to and during a flight from St. Martin to Miami in February according to papers filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.

07/07/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on 46th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn - June 3, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Quinn: NYC Prepared To Sue Holding Company Over Crumbling Brooklyn Buildings

Conditions in three buildings in Brooklyn have gotten so bad that it rains through the roof and sometimes there are no lights for days.

06/03/2013

A rat is seen in Bushwick, Brooklyn (credit: Holli Haerr, 1010 WINS)

Residents In Bushwick, Brooklyn Say Rats Are Taking Over

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.

03/20/2013

Rat spotted in the Jamaica Center subway terminal on Sept. 21, 2011 (

State Senator Calls For ‘Rat Summit 2′ To Address NYC’s Rodent ‘Epidemic’

State Sen. Bill Perkins co-sponsored the first “Rat Summit” in 2000 when he was a city councilman.

03/15/2013

Rat spotted in the Jamaica Center subway terminal on Sept. 21, 2011 (

MTA To Use Birth Control To Target Subway Rats

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has come up with a new way to target rats.

03/02/2013

Rat spotted in the Jamaica Center subway terminal on Sept. 21, 2011 (

Oh Rats! City Councilwoman Wants NYC To Tackle Post-Sandy Rodent Problem

Jessica Lappin said that in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the rodents have been moving from the city’s shorelines into waterfront neighborhoods.

02/20/2013

Bronx Building Problems

Bronx Building Residents Furious Over Unlivable Conditions

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.

02/19/2013

Fairway Market on Broadway. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Rat Basks In Barrel Of Olives At Fairway Market In Manhattan

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.

09/27/2012

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