City Health Department Steps Up Patrols As Rat Complaints SkyrocketThe city was on target this month for a record year of rat complaints to its 311 hotline, exceeding the more than 24,000 last year.
With Rat Complaints On The Rise, NYC Redoubles EffortsThe city's complaint hotline is on pace for a record year of rat calls, exceeding the more than 24,000 over each of the last two years.
Audit: New York City Subway Tracks Filthy, Overrun With RatsAn audit by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer found subway tracks are filled with rats, dirt and garbage.
Residents: Rats Running Wild In East HarlemAlong 104th Street by the George Washington Homes in East Harlem, the problem is so bad that neighbors have dubbed it "Rat City."
NYC Comptroller: Health Department Not Doing Enough To Fight Rat ProblemScott 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 Residents Urge Town Officials To Help Rid Neighborhood Of RatsRidgewood is known as a quiet, bucolic, upscale town. Recently, though, there's been an influx of some uninvited new residents: Rats.
City Prepares To Launch New War On RatsThe 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.
NYC Launches New War Against RatsThe city will hire new inspectors and spend $600,000 for rat indexing to track and reduce the rat population.
Dept. Of Health Closes 'A' Rated Home Of The 'Cronut' Following Mouse VideoThe 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.
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.
City To Launch Pilot Program To Combat Rats On Upper West SideStarting 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: Fearless Rats Have Commandeered Park In Woodside, QueensNeighbors 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.