An audit by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer found subway tracks are filled with rats, dirt and garbage.
Along 104th Street by the George Washington Homes in East Harlem, the problem is so bad that neighbors have dubbed it “Rat City.”
Scott Stringer’s report says the number of complaints to the city’s 311 hotline and online went from 22,300 in fiscal year 2012 to 24,586 the next year — a 10.3 percent jump.
Ridgewood is known as a quiet, bucolic, upscale town. Recently, though, there’s been an influx of some uninvited new residents: 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.
The city will hire new inspectors and spend $600,000 for rat indexing to track and reduce the rat population.
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.
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.