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